The MIT Global SCALE (Supply Chain and Logistics Excellence) Network is an international alliance of leading-edge research and education centers, dedicated to the development and dissemination of global innovation in supply chain and logistics.
The Global SCALE Network was launched by the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (CTL) with the opening of the Zaragoza Logistics Center (ZLC) in Zaragoza Spain in 2004. It expanded in 2008 with the opening of the Center for Latin American Logistics Innovation (CLI) in Bogotá Colombia in 2008 and then again in 2011 with the creation of the Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation (MISI) in Shah Alam, Malaysia. In 2015 the SCALE network further expanded with the opening of Luxembourg Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management (LCL). In Feb 2016 MIT CTL announced Ningbo Supply Chain Innovation Institute (NSIIC), China will be established as the 6th SCALE center. Collectively, the SCALE Network, which includes CTL, spans four continents.
The primary objectives of the SCALE Network are to:
- expand MIT CTL’s reach for both education and research
- create local supply chain management human capital and expertise in different regions of the world
- open up new opportunities for innovation
- develop new educational models and paradigms
- create a worldwide network of executives, alumni, and students who were educated or trained by MIT or with MIT materials and influence.