International Logstics


Faculty of Business Management and Social Sciences


Version 18.0 of 06/04/2020

Code of Module


Modulename (german)

International Logistics

Study Programmes

International Management (B.A.)

Level of Module


Mission Statement

Based on the knowledge of the Module "Logistics, Procurement, Production" the module provides an overview about strategies, structures and systems as well as processes in international logistics. The student shall develop an understanding of international logistics as an important business function in global supply chains.

  1. Strategies for International Logistics
  2. Structures of global distribution networks
  3. Maritime transport as an important system in global supply chains
  4. The process dimension of international logistics
Learning Outcomes

Knowledge Broadening
Students have a broad knowledge of international logistics. They know the main theories, concepts and methods and they are aware of the developments and changes in knowledge and understanding referring to international logistics.
Knowledge Deepening
Students understand and are able to evaluate the strategies, concepts, processes and systems in international logistics.
Instrumental Skills and Competences
Students are able to apply the strategies and concepts, in order to plan, control and materialize an international supply chain.
Communicative Skills and Competences
Students are able to use the strategies and concepts of international logistics, in order to describe and present logistical problems in an adequate way.
Systemic Skills and Competences
Students apply their skills and distinctive competencies and deal with strategies, structures and processes in a professional way.

Mode of Delivery
  • short lectures
  • case studies
  • independent work
  • working in teams
  • presentations
Expected Knowledge and/or Competences

Logistics, Procurement, Production

Responsible of the Module

Freye, Diethardt

  • Bode, Wolfgang
  • Freye, Diethardt
  • Schüller, Michael
  • Bruns-Vietor, Sabine
  • Jacob, Axel
  • Stemmler, Lars


Concept of Study and Teaching
Workload Dozentengebunden
Std. WorkloadLehrtyp
Workload Dozentenungebunden
Std. WorkloadLehrtyp
Recommended Reading

/01/ Simchi, D./Kaminsky, P./Simchi-Levi, E.: Designing & Managing the Supply Chain, 2nd edition, 2003

/02/ Waters, Donald: Global Logistics – new directions in supply chain management, 7th edition, 2014

/03/ Stopford, M.: Maritime Economics, 2nd or 3rd edition, 2003

Graded Exam
  • Two-Hour Written Examination
  • Homework / Assignment
  • Portfolio exam
Assessment Methods Remark

The written examination could also be based on a case study


1 Term

Module Frequency

Only Summer Term

Language of Instruction