Working in global supply chains

A challenge for human factors / ergonomics

Buchcover: Arbeit in globalen LieferkettenWorking conditions in global supply chains and the social responsibility of principals are attracting increasing interest in civil society, politics and jurisprudence. This reader provides legal, economic and labour science basics for all those who are or will be involved in the globalisation of labour. Furthermore, it contains suggestions for the further development of science dealing with the design of work.


The volume covers, among other things:

  • Working conditions in traditional and digital fields of activity in global
    supply chains
  • Possible reasons for these working conditions
  • Changed social and legal framework conditions
  • Previous actors in these thematic areas
  • What human factors / ergonomics can contribute to improving working conditions
  • What demands does this place on human factors / ergonomics and its actors

The contributions have both a conceptual and a practical significance. This concerns the analysis and adequate design of the concrete working conditions and processes associated with supply chains from the point of view of occupational science, as well as the contents and requirements with regard to training.

Mit einem Geleitwort von Eberhard Ulich; mit Beiträgen von Ilknur Atakli, Joachim Heilmann, Marina Jentsch, Miriam Saage-Maaß

Mensch - Technik - Organistion Volume 53 2022, 188 pages, with graphics and tables, format 16 x 23 cm, paperback. ISBN 978-3-7281-4127-9, also available as eBook (open publisher's page in a new window).