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SCALE Centers

Supply Chain Research and Education on a Global Scale

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The MIT Global Supply Chain and Logistics Excellence (SCALE) Network is an international alliance of leading-edge research and education centers, dedicated to the development and dissemination of global innovation in supply chain and logistics. 

The primary objectives of the Global SCALE Network are to:

  • expand MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics’s reach for both education and research
  • create local supply chain management human capital and expertise in different regions of the world
  • open up new opportunities for innovation
  • develop new educational models and paradigms
  • create a worldwide network of executives, alumni and students who got educated or trained by MIT or with MIT material and influence.

It is designed and operated as a balanced network where each center contributes resources to conduct joint research, administers educational programs, and works with corporate sponsors. They are not meant to be MIT outposts, but instead are structured with 10 - 20 year contracts where local expertise is hired, grown and developed.

The Global SCALE Network allows faculty, researchers, students, and affiliated companies from all four centers to pool their expertise and collaborate on projects that will create supply chain and logistics innovations with global applications, and help companies to compete in an increasingly complex business environment.

The MIT Global SCALE Network consists of students, researchers, and faculty at six centers spanning four continents. Most offer a master's degree programs in Supply Chain Management, and one offers a six-week graduate certificate course. Learn more about each center below.

In 2008, the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics and the logistics education and GS1 firm LOGYCA, signed a multi-year... Read more

The Government of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and the University of Luxembourg, through a long-term partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Center for Transportation &... Read more

Located in Shah Alam, Malaysia near Kuala Lumpur, the Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation (MISI) is the fourth center in the MIT Global SCALE (... Read more

The MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (MIT CTL) is a dynamic solutions-oriented environment where students, faculty, and industry leaders pool their... Read more

The government of Ningbo, China — home of the world’s busiest port — is partnering with the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (MIT CTL) to create a global center for supply chain... Read more

Zaragoza Logistics Center (ZLC) is a research institute established by the Government of Aragon in Spain in partnership with the... Read more