The government of Ningbo, China — home of the world’s busiest port — is partnering with the MIT to create a global center for supply chain education and research. The joint initiative established the Ningbo Supply Chain Innovation Institute China (NSCIIC).
Under the guidance of MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics (CTL), NSCIIC is a non-profit educational and research institution, operates independently, and it is also a member of MIT Global Supply Chain and Logistics Excellence (SCALE) Network. The SCALE Network has four other centers in Colombia, Spain, Luxembourg and Malaysia (countries outside the United States).
NSCIIC models after MIT's curriculum, teaching method and evaluation system to establish master degree and doctoral degree programs as well as executive education programs to foster talents for international supply chain management. The Institute will establish industrial alliance to promote enterprise collaborative innovation and enhance the global competiveness of corporate partners.
The mission of NSCIIC is to become an international center of excellence for research and education in logistics and supply chain management after a decade’s effort. The Institute will recruit top faculty from around the world, cultivate supply chain management talents and create the platform for international research and enterprise cooperation, building deeply-integrated research and teaching collaborative innovation system.