5967 International Supply Chain Operations
Dipl.-Vw.Dr. Hans-Joachim Schramm
Contact details
Weekly hours
Language of instruction
02/20/23 to 02/28/23
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
Day Date Time Room
Wednesday 05/10/23 08:30 AM - 12:00 PM EA.6.026
Monday 05/15/23 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM TC.3.07
Wednesday 05/17/23 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM D5.1.004
Monday 05/22/23 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM TC.3.06
Wednesday 05/24/23 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM TC.4.16
Wednesday 05/31/23 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM TC.4.14
Monday 06/05/23 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Online-Einheit


The course is held in six sessions structured as follows:

  1. Trade Environment and Export/Import Operations
  2. Customs Practices and Trade Facilitation
  3. Risk-, Security- and Compliance Management
  4. Trade Management: contracting issues, trade terms (esp. Incoterms 2020) and terms of payment.
  5. Transport Management: documentary paperwork, insurance and liability issues.
  6. In-class Case Study about Transport Management Issues

 This sequence of sessions may change due to availablility of lecturers.


Learning outcomes

At the end of this course, students should have a basic knowledge about actual trade practice, including contracting, customs, documentary paperwork, transport management as well as security, compliance and risk management issues. This should enable them to plan successfully shipping and handling for international goods movements.

Attendance requirements

Attendance of minimum 80% (or 5/6 sessions) is mandatory. This ia also valid when we switch to online live mode.

Teaching/learning method(s)

Teaching will be in sychronous hybrid mode: a mixture of class room teaching and remote online sessions (via ZOOM) in parallel. Only if absolutely necessary this class would switch to full distance mode. Even in the remote format, the sessions will take place within the announced time slots.


Assessment of the performance of the students takes place through

  • Remote Take Home Exam (60%)
  • Midterm exam in form of single choice questions (20%)
  • Indivdual Assignment as home work (20%)

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 60% in the Remote Take Home Exam.


Prerequisites for participation and waiting lists

For BBE-students (Course IV of Specialization Supply Chain and Operations Management (SCOM) or as a free elective) and WU incoming exchange students.

If you have questions concerning enrolment and waiting lists, please contact All students must attend the first class!


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Availability of lecturer(s)

Upon request, see:

Additional information on MyLEARN.

Unit details are subject to revision!
Last edited: 2023-01-18