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).


Session 2 (60)
Canberra 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

Grading System



One session


Centre 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; and
  • be able to analyse the issues and solve complex problems addressing the regulation of the international supply chain.


This 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

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of CUS522 in Session 2 2021. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
On-line participation
Choice of mode and multimodal transport
Ceo brief - implications of new contract

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2022. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.