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The MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (MIT CTL) is a dynamic solutions-oriented environment where students, faculty, and industry leaders pool their knowledge and experience to advance supply chain education and research.

    Part of the MIT School of Engineering, MIT CTL:

    • Coordinates more than 100 supply chain research efforts across the MIT campus and around the world
    • Educates students and corporate leaders in the essential principles of supply chain management
    • Helps organizations increase productivity and decrease their economic and environmental impact

    Launched in 1973, MIT CTL has changed the way the world works by innovating essential industries and services through supply chain management. Strategically positioned at the crossroads of technology and business, MIT CTL enables researchers to:

    • Transform the way urban planners and officials think about transportation systems
    • Set the foundation for current global practice in airline scheduling and flight operations
    • Develop more carbon-efficient supply chains to help organizations reduce their environmental footprint

    MIT–CTL Supply Chain Management Programs:

    Master's programs leading to a Master of Applied Science in Supply Chain Management OR a Master of Engineering in Supply Chain Management awarded by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management Certificate, awarded by MIT Global SCALE Network

    10-month residential program (SCMr) and 5-month blended program (SCMb, available to MicroMaster's Credential holders)

    This center also offers:


    Based in the MIT School of Engineering in Cambridge, USA, MIT CTL maintains extensive ties with other MIT schools.  CTL founded the MIT SCALE global network of affiliated research centers in Asia, Europe, and South America to grow insight on global supply chains and to support and strengthen our efforts at developing and disseminating supply chain expertise around the world.

    MIT CTL is distinguished by a strong focus on solving real-world problems, deep domain expertise across geographies, and the resources of a world-leading research institute. More than 75 faculty members from multiple disciplines and an international network of researchers and students collaborate with some 50 corporate partners on MIT CTL’s cutting-edge research portfolio. 

    CTL's active research lines and labs include:

    Read more about CTL's research activities on the center's web site.

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    Faculty & Researchers

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    Alexis H. Bateman

    Research Scientist, MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics
    Director, MIT Sustainable Supply Chains
    Course Lead, MITx MicroMasters Program

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    Jonathan Byrnes

    Senior Lecturer

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    Sergio Alex Caballero

    Research Scientist
    Course Lead, MITx MicroMasters in Supply Chain Management

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    Chris Caplice

    Senior Research Scientist, MIT
    Silver Family Research Fellow
    Executive Director, MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics
    Director, MicroMasters Credential Program in Supply Chain Management
    Founder & Director, MIT FreightLab

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    Chris Cassa


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    David Correll

    Research Scientist

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    Tugba Efendigil

    Research Scientist

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    Jarrod Goentzel

    Director, MIT Humanitarian Supply Chain Lab
    Principal Research Scientist

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    Nima Kazemi

    Postdoctoral Associate

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    Chris Mejía Argueta (MIT CTL)

    Director, MIT SCALE Network - Latin America
    Director, MIT Graduate Certificate in Logistics and SCM (GCLOG) program
    Founder & Director, MIT Food and Retail Operations Lab


    Andres Felipe Munoz Villamizar

    Postdoctoral Associate

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    Eva Ponce

    Executive Director, MITx MicroMasters in Supply Chain Management
    Director, Omnichannel Distribution Strategies

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    Jim Rice

    Deputy Director, Center for Transportation & Logistics
    Director, Supply Chain Exchange Program

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    Maria Jesus Saenz

    Executive Director, MIT SCM Blended Master's Program
    Director, MIT Digital Supply Chain Transformation

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    Yossi Sheffi

    Director of the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics
    Director of the MIT Supply Chain Management Program
    Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, MIT
    Professor, Institute for Data, Systems, and Society
    Elisha Gray II Professor of Engineering Systems, MIT

    Pamela Siska

    Pamela Siska

    Lecturer, Writing, Rhetoric and Professional Communication

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    Cansu Tayaksi

    Postdoctoral Associate

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    Josué C. Velázquez Martínez

    Executive Director, Masters of Supply Chain Management
    Director, MIT Sustainable Logistics Initiative



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    This paper explores future avenues of research for revenue management in last-mile delivery. First, we review earlier efforts in this field, which have focused primarily on the problem of attended home deliveries (AHD) of groceries...

    Supply Chain Management and Logistics in Latin America: A Multi-country Perspective

    Supply Chain Management and Logistics in Latin America: A Multi-Country Perspective


    How Relevant is Latin America? Challenges and Opportunities. Latin America is a well recognized and growing market, but its poor infrastructure, explosive urbanization, expensive and inefficient logistics, and multiple social problems continue to pose major problems to logistics professionals and academics. The uniqueness and complexity of these issues have long daunted scholars, and there remains an important gap in the literature around Latin American supply chain management and logistics (SCM&L). Discover the full story with this collection of selected papers from 2016 MIT SCALE Latin


    MIT CTL's Supply Chain Exchange is an active community of companies that share a common goal of leveraging cutting-edge research into competitive advantage. Learn more about benefits to joining the Supply Change Exchange.

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