0316 International Supply Chain Operations
Dipl.-Vw.Dr. Hans-Joachim Schramm
Contact details
Weekly hours
Language of instruction
09/29/23 to 11/21/23
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
Day Date Time Room
Monday 11/27/23 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM TC.4.18
Wednesday 11/29/23 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM TC.5.16
Monday 12/04/23 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM TC.4.18
Wednesday 12/06/23 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM TC.4.02
Monday 12/11/23 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM TC.4.18
Wednesday 12/13/23 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM TC.5.16
Friday 12/15/23 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Online-Einheit

This elective course is about managing supply chains outlining operational aspects of transportation, logistics and supply chain management on a global level. A focus will be placed on the trade environment, export/import regulations, customs management, and trade facilitation. Furthermore, an introduction into trade management, including contracting issues, documentary paperwork, Incoterms® as well as means and modes of payment including the impact of digitization and digitalization is provided. Moreover, an insight into the highly relevant subjects of risk, security, and compliance management is given. The course will finish with the topic of transport management that includes organization of international good movements and multimodal transport operations.The course is held in six sessions structured as follows:

  1. Trade Environment: Legal framework of trade and export/import regulations
  2. Customs Management: 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: Organization of international good movements
  6. Wrap-up: Process Models and 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 knowledge in actual trade practice, including contracting, customs procedures and documentary paperwork, means and modes of payment, transport management as well as risk, security, and compliance management issues. This enables them to plan successfully shipping and handling for international goods movements in concordance with the present European Union legal environment and critically evaluate supply chain risk, security and compliance management issues therein.

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:

Last edited: 2023-11-22