Under Professor Sheffi's leadership, MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (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, reaching over 250,000 learners around the world. 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 masters 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, and many end up in academic positions around the world.  Under his leadership, the Supply Chain Masters Program at MIT is continually ranked #1 by U.S. News & World Report in logistics and supply chain management education, while the SCALE program itself is ranked as #1 in the world by Eduniversal.

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 to the Ph.D candidate, to the seasoned executive—develop powerful problem-solving frameworks to overcome challenges in the field of supply chain management.

The intensive, 10-month Master's in Supply Chain Management Program challenges students to learn every facet of supply chain management and prepares them to become industry leaders.  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 experience the cultural demands of collaborating across disciplines and countries. 

Doctoral students in the Logistics and Supply Chain Management PhD Program conduct both theoretical and applied research to advance theory, policy, and practice within complex engineered systems.  Their research is performed at, and is supervised by faculty at the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics.  Postdoctoral Associates come to MIT CTL to learn how MIT approaches supply chain research and education, before receiving faculty appointments at leading academic institutions across the world.

Accomplished professionals attend MIT CTL's Executive Education Program to stay ahead of the latest developments in supply chain management, and learn the strategic frameworks necessary to improve their supply chains.  The Executive Education curriculum develops the skills to overcome present obstacles, anticipate future challenges, and gain competitive advantage.

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