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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There's never been a better time to work in Supply Chain Management. Talent is in high demand, and the vital technical and intrapersonal skills needed to be successful continue to evolve. We welcome you to apply your experience and talents to this vital mission.

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CTL@50 Presents: 50 Years of Delivering Innovation: Fred Smith FedEx Executive Chairman

MIT Wong Auditorium

Join Professor Yossi Sheffi and FedEx Executive Chairman, Fred Smith, to kick off a year of celebration. In the fireside chat, we'll hear viewpoints on supply chain management from two industry veterans. Learn how the industry has changed over the years and discover where we're headed. This event kicks off MIT CTL's 50 years of supply chain innovation celebration to last throughout 2023 as part of our 50th anniversary.

SCALE Webinar: “Technologies shaping the future of mobility”


Environmental awareness, Covid-19, the rise of digitization, the e-commerce boom, and the energy prices rise due to the war in Ukraine are essential drivers boosting innovation in mobility. Digitization evolves with and also fosters four major ongoing techno-economic developments in logistics: automation, connectivity, electrification, and shared ownership. This digital transformation does not only involve hard factors but also requires soft approaches.

This webinar will cover the following emerging trends in mobility:

  1. Data and digitalization
  2. Net-zero technologies
  3. New business models

QS Ranks MIT SCM #1 Supply Chain Management Master’s Program in the World for 2023

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The 10-month program is ranked #1 globally overall for the third year in a row and on Value for Money, Employability, Alumni Outcomes, and Thought Leadership indicators

MIT's Supply Chain Management master's program has been ranked the #1 SCM master's in the world by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) for the third consecutive year. For its 2023 rankings, QS evaluated SCM master’s programs in 11 countries and ranked MIT SCM #1 based on indicators including alumni outcomes, employability, thought leadership, and value for money, as well as reputation among industry professionals and academics.

Data released by QS in announcing its 2023 rankings highlight the exceptional ROI of MIT’s SCM program. Receiving an overall score of 100 out of 100 on the QS Value for Money indicator, MIT SCM performed among the top 1.5% of programs globally, with an estimated payback period of only 16 months and an estimated 10-year ROI level of $944,478.

QS collected survey responses and nominations from nearly 62,000 global employers, over 48,000 international supply chain academics, and 27,000+ graduate management alumni. MIT SCM earned perfect scores of 100% from domestic and international companies and academics surveyed and performed among the top 1% of programs on alumni outcomes, with an overall score of 100.

MIT’s SCM program combines executive leadership training with an intensive, practical core curriculum focused on building analytical and technical knowledge. In just ten months of cohort-based full-time on-campus study, students develop the structured, logical thinking skills top employers look for. Offered through MIT’s Center for Transportation and Logistics, with cross-registration opportunities at the Sloan School of Management, MIT’s SCM program leads to an engineering degree and offers stellar post-graduate outcomes. A hybrid Blended program option gives students who've completed the online MITx MicroMasters in SCM the opportunity to earn their SCM masters in just one semester of full-time study on campus.

“Supply chain challenges are some of the biggest societal threats we face today,” says MIT SCM master's program Executive Director Maria Jesus Saenz. “Our program prepares its graduates to become global leaders, capable of making data-driven decisions and developing novel approaches to meet these risks head-on. We are humbled that our alumni, MIT CTL partner companies, and global industry and academic leaders continue to recognize us through three consecutive years.”

Nunzio Quacquarelli, CEO at QS Quacquarelli Symonds, says, "Whether it is companies seeking to distribute Covid-19 vaccines, or quickly emerging e-commerce startups, companies around the world are responding to times of global crisis by hiring those who can optimize and innovate their supply chains in ever-greater numbers." QS has ranked top graduate and undergraduate programs since 2004 and added the Supply Chain Management master’s category for the first time in their 2021 ranking of graduate management programs, evaluating 46 SCM programs. For their 2023 rankings, the number of programs jumped to 62, reflecting a rapidly increasing focus on supply chain functions in businesses of all types.


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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