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.
SCALE Supply Chain Research Expo


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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Latest Updates


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


SCALE Students Collaborate in Intense Team-Based Challenges

Graduate supply chain management students from all over the world competed on randomly-assigned teams last month on two supply-chain challenges held as part of the 2022 SCALE Connect academic conference. Read more and see which teams won the Shark Tank-style challenge and the SCALE Supply Chain Challenge business case competition!


2022 SCALE Supply Chain Research Expo



The MIT Global Supply Chain and Logistics Excellence (SCALE) Network Research Expo provides a unique opportunity to preview ~100 supply chain research projects conducted by MIT SCALE graduate students in partnership with project-sponsor companies and MIT SCALE researchers. The Expo offers a glimpse of what the students' research will reveal in May-June when final projects are presented. Research Expo 2022 is fully online. Review project materials, comment and vote for best project presentations, between January 20-27, 2022.