Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation
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 (Supply Chain and Logistics Excellence) Network. The institute was launched as a joint initiative between the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the government of Malaysia on March 22, 2011. The MIT Global SCALE Network is an international alliance of leading edge research and educational organizations, dedicated to the development and dissemination of global innovation in supply chain and logistics.
Modeled after leading SCM Program at MIT CTL, and offering similar programs like the Zaragoza Logistics Center (ZLC), the leading European education and research program for logistics and supply chain management in Europe, the MISI will feature both Master and Doctoral programs in supply chain management and logistics. MISI is an independent, stand-alone degree granting academic institution established under Malaysian law. Additionally, MISI will conduct research and corporate outreach activities for global as well as local firms that operate in the Southeast Asia region.
The stage is set for Southeast Asia to take its place as a world leading trading power. Located in the heart of a vibrant economic zone, the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) countries have a combined population of 600 million people and a GDP of $1.5 trillion. They generate $1.7 trillion worth of trade annually, a figure that is likely to increase significantly if Southeast Asian countries maintain projected growth rates of 5% to 6% over the next few years.