Under Professor Sheffi's leadership, MIT CTL launched many new educational, research, and industry/government outreach programs, leading to substantial growth. He is the founder and the Director of MIT's Master of Supply Chain Management degree. He also led the international expansion of MIT CTL by launching the Supply Chain and Logistics Excellence (SCALE) global network of academic centers of education and research. The network includes centers modeled after MIT CTL in Zaragoza, Spain; Luxembourg, LuxembourgBogota, Colombia; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; and Ningbo, China. Dr. Sheffi oversaw the first 100% online MicroMasters credential in SCM. The credential is the first of many to be offered at MIT and other universities around the world. 

From 2007 to 2011 he served as the Director of the MIT Engineering Systems Division, where he set a strategy, revamped the PhD program, and set the division for future growth.

Under Professor Sheffi's direction, MIT CTL students propel their classroom and laboratory learning straight into industry. They graduate from our programs as thought leaders ready to engage in an international, highly competitive marketplace.  This is partly why MIT is continually ranked #1 by U.S. News & World Report in logistics and supply chain management education.

Who we educate

MIT CTL degree and executive education students are professionals from across the globe intent on taking their expertise – and their careers – to the next level. With five learning hubs on four continents, MIT CTL is uniting bold thinkers from industry and academia to pool their knowledge and learn from one another. MIT Global Scale Network.

What they learn

All MIT CTL students—from the master’s degree candidate to the seasoned executive—develop powerful problem-solving frameworks. They learn what it takes for an organization to be resilient in a volatile global marketplace. They work closely with partner companies in diverse industries to devise solutions to real-world challenges. And they have experienced the cultural demands of collaborating across disciplines and countries. Learn about our degree programs.