The Government of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and the University of Luxembourg founded the Luxembourg Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management (LCL) in late 2015. The LCL was created in partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Center for Transportation & Logistics (MIT CTL).
The LCL aims at becoming a European leader for education, research and innovation in logistics and supply chain management.
The LCL is part of the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance at the University of Luxembourg. It is tied to the Faculty’s Centre for Research in Economics and Management (CREA). It is also a member of MIT’s Global Supply Chain and Logistics Excellence (SCALE) Network.
The LCL offers Master and Doctoral degrees, provides executive education programmes, conducts applied research, and works with organisations to address logistics and supply chain management challenges.
MIT Global SCALE Network
The MIT Global SCALE (Supply Chain and Logistics Excellence) Network spans six centres of excellence on four continents, with over 12 educational programmes (both online and in residence), 80 researchers and faculty, more than 55 academic partners, 150 corporate partners and over 1,000 alumni working worldwide.
The network includes:
- MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics (MIT CTL), Boston, USA;
- Luxembourg Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management (LCL), Luxembourg-City, Luxembourg;
- Zaragosa Logistics Center (ZLC), Zaragoza, Spain;
- Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation (MISI), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia;
- Center for Latin-American Logistics Innovation (CLI), Bogotá, Colombia;
- Ningbo Supply Chain Innovation Institute Chain (NSIIC), Ningo, China.
Together, the partners of the SCALE Network aim to :
- create local supply chain management human capital and expertise in different regions of the world;
- open up new opportunities for innovation;
- develop new educational models and paradigms;
- meet the need for global support of global players/companies to improve their SCM activities;
- create a worldwide network of executives, alumni and students educated or trained by MIT or with MIT material and influence.
Luxembourg as a world-class logistics hub
The 2016 Logistics Performance Index ranked Luxembourg 2nd worldwide across the 160 evaluated countries.
Logistics is one of the sectors selected by Luxembourg’s government to be intensively developed as part of its economic strategy.
The country is home to a large number of companies active in the field.
As a major thoroughfare in central Europe, the country has significantly expanded its air, rail, road and even water transport networks over the past decades, making it a modern logistics hub in the EU and an attractive job market.