MIT-SCALE brings students, researchers, and companies together to solve supply chain problems

Supply Chain Education and Research on a Global Scale

The MIT Global SCALE Network is an international alliance of leading research and education centers dedicated to supply chain and logistics excellence through innovation.
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The Global SCALE Network allows faculty, researchers, students, and partner companies from our six Centers of Excellence enters to pool their expertise and collaborate on research projects that will create supply chain and logistics innovations with global, real-world applications, and help companies worldwide to compete in an increasingly complex business environment. 

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With six learning hubs on four continents teaching a common MIT SCALE supply chain management master's curriculum, our global network unites bold thinkers from industry and academia to pool their knowledge and learn from one another. Immersed in this rich environment, our students graduate as thought leaders ready to engage in an international, highly competitive marketplace.

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Our international alliance of centers is uniquely positioned to deliver the knowledge companies need to transform their supply chains from business function to competitive advantage. Organizations that partner with us gain access to unrivaled expertise, world-leading research, and a singular forum for knowledge exchange, while our centers and students benefit from rich industry engagement.

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SCALE Webinar Series: The Impact of the War in Ukraine on Global Supply Chains




This is a free, public, open-access webinar. Registration is required.

Researchers from across the MIT Global SCALE Network will discuss the impact of the war on different areas, including the humanitarian consequences, regional implications in Europe, China & Latin America, and the effects on the food supply chain. Jim Rice moderates the Impact of the War in Ukraine on Global Supply Chains.


The Why and How of a Digital Transformation

On-campus at Luxembourg Center for Logistics & Supply Chain Management

Learn to leverage digital procurement solutions that empower the procurement profession. Speakers Jacob Gorm Larsen and Nico Bac will cover the impact of digital in the sourcing area, the procurement area as well as in the payment area, and will discuss the exponential technologies which are changing and will change our profession for the better. We will deep dive into e-bidding and e-auctioning strategies and new approaches, and discuss how to drive adoption and change management of the digital tools and how to formulate your digital procurement strategy and get buy-in from your company


Assistant Professor Position Announcement Zaragoza Logistics Center

We are seeking an entry-level faculty member to conduct research and teach at the graduate level as well as executive education in the are of operations, logistics and supply chain management.
See the position details on ZLC's website.


SCALE Students Featured on Women in Supply Chain Podcast

• SCALE Center Student

SCALE master's students Nina Anttila (ZLC), Meiling Chen (MIT CTL), and Rachael Clark (MIT CTL) are featured in a special AIM10x Masters of Digital Transformation podcast produced for International Women's Day 2022. Read more and listen to the podcast!


The Covid Pandemic and Global Supply Chains: Lessons from the SCALE Network


Online | 9 March 2022 | 8-9:30AM ET (2:00-3:30PM CET) 
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In this MIT SCALE-wide panel, the directors of the five network centers worldwide will discuss the mounting challenges of Covid-19 disruptions and share their views and experiences on the evolution of global supply chains, while addressing questions such as: Is it time to shore-up and shorten supply chains? Are global supply chains decoupling? Is this the end of lean and start of just-in-case? Register on Zoom