Courses Bachelor Display 2020-2021
|Global Transportation Management
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The course Global Transportation Management provides a detailed introduction into different transportation modes and their applicability in single – and multimodal contexts. The course stimulates critical thinking and own opinion formation. By encouraging students to actively shape form and content of multiple tutorial sessions in repeated facilitation settings, social skills, communication skills, character traits, attitudes complement the hard skills developed. The comparatively high proportion of exchange students contributes to the achievement of the aforementioned goals in an inherently international classroom setting.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE INFORMATION ABOUT THE TEACHING AND ASSESSMENT METHOD(S) USED IN THIS COURSE IS WITH RESERVATION. THE INFORMATION PROVIDED HERE IS BASED ON THE COURSE SETUP PRIOR TO THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS. AS A CONSEQUENCE OF THE CRISIS, COURSE COORDINATORS MAY BE FORCED TO CHANGE THE TEACHING AND ASSESSMENT METHODS USED. THE MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION ABOUT THE TEACHING/ASSESSMENT METHOD(S) WILL BE AVAILABLE IN THE COURSE SYLLABUS. The aim of this course is to examine the role of transportation in international business in detail. It is the objective to provide students you with a conceptual understanding of the conditions faced by transportation managers in an international environment. Topics include complexity of international shipments, economic and legal environment of ocean, air carriers, freight forwarding, carrier selection, contract logistics and export documentation. Furthermore, it covers - among others - the cost structure and documentation of shipments, conference system for shipping lines, international sourcing, service priorities, and future outlooks for transportation logistics.
The literature assigned for this course draws from a variety of sources of stakeholders involved in global transportation management. The course is supplemented by a large selection of scientific articles of leading academic logistics and supply chain journals. Cases are used to illustrate the different concepts.
At least one course in Logistics at Introductory level (level comparable to: The Management of Business Logistics: a Supply Chain Perspective, by J.J. Coyle, E.J. Bardi and C.J Langley (2003))
An advanced level of English.
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