CUS522 International Supply Chain Management (8)


This subject will provide students with a conceptual and practical understanding of international supply chains and their infrastructure and regulation.  The subject will examine best practice approaches to the management of supply chain issues (including the ‘authorized trader’ programs that have been legislated for in many countries or customs unions, regulatory compliance and security).

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
OnlineCanberra Campus
Session 2
OnlineCanberra Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: CUS522
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLCentre for Customs and Excise Studies

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to explain and critically commentate on the key concepts of international supply chain management;
  • be able to apply their knowledge of best practice supply chain management approaches to particular trading environments and situations;
  • be able to identify and assess critically the practical impact of the key principles of the World Customs Organization (WCO) SAFE Framework of Standards on international trade and to apply those principles to both theoretical and practical situations/scenarios in respect of cross border trade and management;
  • be able to analyse the issues and solve complex problems addressing the regulation of the international supply chain; and


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Global Supply Chain Environment
  • o Key concepts and regulation
  • Supply Chain Infrastructure
  • o Maritime and Air Cargo
  • o Depots and Warehouses
  • Supply Chain Management
  • o Risks
  • o Operational Elements
  • o The "Offshoring" Phenomenon
  • o Recent Trends
  • Supply Chain Security
  • o USA, International and Regional responses
  • Roles and responsibilities


The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 13 April 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.