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The MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics and Walmart have partnered to create a custom course in supply chain management for Walmart Supply Chain associates from underrepresented communities on a leadership track.
Funded by two Walmart associate groups within the Supply Chain organization, Women of Supply Chain and People of Color, the course draws on MIT CTL’s online MicroMasters Program in Supply Chain Management. Following an initial pilot in 2020 attended by more than 70 Walmart associates, a new session with 80 associates has kicked off. MIT CTL’s custom courses are created in collaboration with client companies.
“We take MicroMasters content that matches their specific needs and organizes it into lesson blocks,” said Dr. Eva Ponce, Executive Director at MIT CTL. “The company chooses the most relevant modules, and we structure the course based on these requirements.”
Companies can also choose the course’s duration, the weekly study effort required to complete the course and the instruction mix that is the best fit for their educational goals. The new course will run for four months and complements other Walmart leadership programs. Walmart is a member of the MIT CTL Supply Chain Exchange.
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MIT CTL has developed and implemented more than 20 custom courses in various sectors for companies such as Walmart, AbInBev, Ahold Delhaize, GE, and Shell. Since it was launched in 2015 more than 380,000 learners from 196 countries have enrolled in the MicroMasters Program in Supply Chain Management.
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