Ningbo, China


In 2016 the government of Ningbo, China, signed a strategic cooperation agreement with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to jointly establish the Ningbo Supply Chain Innovation Institute China (NSCIIC), the newest center of MIT-SCALE Network.

NSCIIC is an independent educational and research institution located in Ningbo, an important port city along the southeast coast of China, an economic center on the south wing of the Yangtze River Delta, and a national comprehensive test area for “The Belt Road” construction.

The Institute's mission is to become an international center of excellence for research and education in logistics and supply chain management after a decade’s effort.

NSCIIC has modeled its master's degree and executive education programs after MIT's curriculum, teaching methods, and evaluation systems in order to foster international supply chain management talent. The Institute has also established industrial alliances to promote enterprise-wide collaborative innovation and enhance the global competitiveness of its corporate partners, building collaborative systems for innovation through deeply-integrated research and teaching.

MIT–Ningbo Supply Chain Management Programs:

Master's Programs:
2-Year residential master's program (MNSCM) incorporating the MIT-SCALE Masters in Supply Chain Management program curriculum into a comprehensive MBA program.
Leads to a Master of Business Administration awarded by Ningbo University, and a Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management Certificate, awarded by MIT Global SCALE Network

This center also offers:
Executive Education Programs


Ningbo Supply Chain Innovation Institute China focuses on providing research in Supply Chain Management with the most cutting-edge theoretical methods and industrial practice. The rigorous scientific investigation and case study conducted through the quantitative methodology and qualitative analysis help the team address real-world problems well. With its presence in one of the world’s most dynamic economies, NSCIIC has engaged with a diversified portfolio of cooperate partners. To date, NSCIIC has initiated two research centers focusing on Air Transport, and Supply Chain Finance.

The Institute's primary research topics include:

  • Supply Chain Digital Transformation
  • Air transport and regional economy
  • Supply Chain finance
  • Freight transportation
  • Urban mobility
  • Global Supply Chain Strategy

Faculty and Researchers

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Jay Guo

Director and Professor, NSCIIC
Research Affiliate

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Huan Jin

Assistant Professor, NSCIIC
Research Affiliate

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Bo Li

Assistant Professor, NSCIIC
Research Affiliate

Dr. Chikage Miyoshi

Chikage Miyoshi

Associate Professor of Operations Management, NSCIIC
Research Affiliate

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Lima Zhao

Associate Professor and Academic Director of the NMSCM Program, NSCIIC
Research Affiliate


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