The MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics moves leading-edge research from MIT’s labs to the global marketplace through its educational programs. This site focuses on CTL's internationally-recognized Supply Chain Management master's programs, which attract a diverse group of talented and motivated students from across the globe.


Our master's students work directly with researchers and industry experts on complex and challenging problems in all aspects of supply chain management. MIT SCM students graduate as thought leaders ready to engage in an international, highly competitive marketplace, and propel their classroom and laboratory learning straight into industry. This is partly why MIT is continually ranked among the top logistics and supply chain management educational programs in the US and internationally.


MIT's SCM master's curriculum emphasizes analytical problem solving, leadership, and communication skills, and includes courses in Analytical Methods, Logistics Systems, Database Analysis/Information Systems/System Technologies, Finance, Economics, Accounting, Technical Communication/Writing, Leading Global Teams, and more. Master's students complete a graduate research project (capstone or thesis), working closely with partner companies in diverse industries to devise solutions to real-world business challenges.

Supply Chain Management Study Options

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News from MIT SCM

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Fifty-one top students from 10 leading undergraduate supply chain management and engineering programs across the United States and Mexico were awarded MIT fellowships at a ceremony held on April 24, 2023.

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Third-party logistics service contract management requires a balanced approach.

By Mykola Oleksyn and Tony Kook

• Press Releases

The CPG industry is pressed to increase its use of recycled plastics, yet current recycling networks fail to provide enough material in a profitable way. A reinvention of plastic recycling is required to reach these goals.

By Ken Critchlow and Pedro Benitez 

• Press Releases

The advantages of drop trailer service.

By Siqing Liu and Soon Kiat Ker 

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The airline catering industry, which serves over 1 billion passengers a year, can have a huge impact controlling food waste.

By Joaquin Hidalgo and Meiling Chen