VL_Logistik- und Transportmanagement in der Praxis - Managing the Air Cargo Supply Chain_SoSE

Logistics and Transport in Practice – Managing the Air Cargo Supply Chain

Lecturer Prerequisites
Thilo Schäfer Bachelor
Target audience TUCaN
Students of the master modules Link to TUCaN.
Course meeting times Course organization
  • 07.05.2020
  • 28.05.2020
  • 18.06.2020
  • 09.07.2020
More information can be found on TUCaN.
Tessa Sarnow, M.Sc.
Art und Umfang der Veranstaltung ECTS
Lecture with integrated tutorial
2 contact hours (SWS)
Please refer to the registration notes on Logistics and Transport in Practiceonline in order to be registered for the exam and to get a place in your preferred event.

Course contents

The lecture gives a comprehensive insight into all aspects of managing a cargo airline as well as their role in the global supply chain. Essential learning content relates to products, services, customer relationships, network planning and capacity management, technology and innovations in airfreight as well as the political and regulatory environment. The contents are enriched and explained based on practical examples from the perspective of one of the leading global airfreight companies.

Learning objectives

The students should gain a comprehensive understanding of the importance of airfreight, the role of (cargo) airlines in the global supply chain as well as the specific tasks in operational and strategic management of an airline. A focus of the lecture will be to illustrate what have been learned and discuss it based on concrete practical examples.


Course slides.


The course is examined through oral presentations and participation during the course.

Course slides

The course is supported by the e-learning platform moodle (https://moodle.tu-darmstadt.de/). Here you can find materials for the course.