Press Release

MIT’s Digital Supply Chain Program Commences Second Course – 12-week course on supply chain design open to students worldwide

September 21, 2015 (Cambridge, MA). The second installment of the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics’ (MIT CTL) ground-breaking online supply chain course, Supply Chain and Logistics Fundamentals, will start on September 30th, 2015. Called Supply Chain Design, the SC2x course is part of the three-part SCx series and will run for 12 consecutive weeks. A year ago MIT CTL opened a new chapter in supply chain education with the launch of its SCx online program. The curriculum is part of the MITx initiative, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s selection of massive open online courses, or MOOCs.

The three courses in the supply chain MOOC, CTL.SC1x, CTL SC2x, and CTL.SC3x, are meant to be taken sequentially and cover supply chain logistics and fundamentals, design, and strategy. The first one, CTL.SC1x, was hugely successful. In its first two runs (fall 2014 and summer 2015) it had more than 50,000 registrants from 186 countries.

“We aim to build on this success with SC2x. Having covered the fundamentals of supply chain management, we are now moving on to how practitioners design the supply chains that support almost every industry across the globe,” says Dr. Chris Caplice, Executive Director, MIT CTL.

Global supply chains are complex structures that involve several firms crossing multiple time zones and continents. The design of a supply chain is critical to its overall success, and ultimately, the firm’s success. SC2x covers all aspects of supply chain design and will be taught by MIT CTL faculty.
Find more information on SC2x and enroll for the course here.

Sarah J. Smith, Communications Specialist
MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics
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About MIT CTL. Launched in 1973, MIT CTL is one of the world’s leading centers for supply chain education and research. Part of the MIT School of Engineering, MIT CTL coordinates more than 100 supply chain research efforts across the MIT campus and around the globe. The center also educates students and corporate leaders in the essential principles of supply chain management and helps organizations to increase productivity and improve their environmental performance. For more information, please visit:, and visit the MIT CTL blog: Supply Chain @ MIT.