Transformation of Supply Chains

In November 2012, when more than 100 garment workers in Bangladesh died in a raging factory fire, it raised pressing questions about corporate responsibility for the conditions of the factories that make their products.

Next week on Friday, March 8, 2013 the University of Washington will address these important questions as it hosts a day-long conference entitled The Transformation of Supply Chains.

Bringing together activists and scholars from around the world, the event will discuss how products are sourced in today's global economy, and the consequences for workers' rights.


Conference: The Transformation of Supply Chains

Friday, March 8, 2013. 10:00am-4:00pm.

Parrington Hall, Forum (Room 309), UW Seattle.

Free and open to the public. Coffee and refreshments provided.

10:00am-10:15am. Introduction

10:15am-12:00pm. How Have Supply Chains Changed?

12:00pm-1:00pm: Lunch Break

1:00-2:15: What are the Pressures on Supply Chains to Change?

2:15pm-2:30pm: Coffee Break

2:30-4:00: Do Workers Benefit from Transformations in the Supply Chain - and How?

The conference is sponsored by the University of Washington Advisory Committee on Trademarks and Licensing (ACTL) with funds from the President of the University of Washington.

Co-sponsors include the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies, Evans School of Public Affairs, Foster School of Business, UW School of Law, and Department of Political Science.

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