4526 Electives Bloc Course I - International Supply Chain Management 1
Muhammad Azmat, Ph.D., Dipl.-Vw.Dr. Hans-Joachim Schramm
Weekly hours
Language of instruction
02/16/18 to 02/27/18
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
Day Date Time Room
Monday 03/05/18 01:00 PM - 04:30 PM TC.3.09
Wednesday 03/07/18 01:00 PM - 04:30 PM TC.4.02
Monday 03/12/18 01:00 PM - 04:30 PM TC.3.12
Wednesday 03/14/18 01:00 PM - 04:30 PM TC.3.06
Monday 03/19/18 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM TC.4.02
Wednesday 03/21/18 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM EA.5.040
Wednesday 04/11/18 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM TC.4.01

The course ISCM I is held in six modules structured as follows:

  1. From Logistics to Supply Chain Management - Definitions and Development
  2. International Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  3. Inventory and Warehousing
  4. Globalization and Integration of World Trade Today
  5. Assessing and Managing the Environment of Global Supply Chains
  6. Presentation of Group Works and In-class Case Study

Order of modules enlisted above may change subject to availablility of lecturers.
Learning outcomes

At the end of this course, students should

  • have acquired an understanding about the topics of international logistics and supply chain management, and how they impact business strategy and operations.
  • have an in-depth knowledge of key concepts of supply chain management and their practical implementation.
  • have the skills and competence to analyze and evaluate how globalization and integration of world trade today impacts international logistics as well as to identify and discuss recent developments therein.

Teaching/learning method(s)

Lectures, in-class case study, discussions, presentation, homework.


Assessment of the performacne of the students takes place through

  • 40% open-ended questions,
  • 40% case study analysis,
  • 20% group assignment
The first two are assessed in the last 7th session in form of a written examination (closed book) of 80 mins.

Grading scale is as follows:

    Excellent (1):     90.0% - 100.0%
    Good (2):           75.0% - <90.0%
    Satisfactory (3): 62.5% - <75.0%
    Sufficient (4):    50.0% - <62.5%
    Fail (5):             <50.0%

Prerequisite for passing the course: minimum performance of 50% in the final examination.

Prerequisites for participation and waiting lists

For participants of the Cross-Functional Management Program and WU-incomings only

For questions concerning enrolment and waiting lists please contact the Coordinator of the Cross-Functional Management Programme at

All students must attend the first class!

1 Author: David, P.

International Logistics- The Management of International Trade Operations

Publisher: Cicero Books LL, Berea OH
Edition: 5th. ed.
Remarks: ISBN-13: 978-0-9894906-4-1 print or ebook version
Year: 2018
Content relevant for class examination: Yes
Recommendation: Essential reading for all students
Type: Book
Last edited: 2017-11-20