Module 1
Introduction to global supply chains

Learning objective

At the end of the module, participants will be able to:

  • Appreciate the complexities of global supply chains.
  • Consider how these can offer both opportunities for and challenges to the creation of decent work for women and men.
  • Visualize the different stages and players involved in one supply chain.

Module contents

One briefing:

  • Briefing 1 - Global supply chains

Two case studies:

  • Case Study 1.1: Global garment industry
  • Case Study 1.2: The horticulture and cut flower global supply chain

Target audiences

  • This module will particularly interest representatives from:
  • Lead global companies (e.g. brands and supermarkets)
  • Multi-stakeholder initiatives and CSR stakeholders
  • Multi-lateral organizations
  • Employers’ organizations and trade unions at local, national and international level
  • Global and national NGOs
  • International development planners
  • National institutions responsible for employment, economic and trade policies
  • National institutions responsible for gender equality and women’s issues