Fair Trade Supply Chain vs. Conventional Supply Chain
I had the opportunity to work on a paper for an MBA class regarding Supply Chain and since I have always been interested in Fair Trade, my research took me to Green America’s website.
I was shocked to learn the number of “middle men” involved between the producer and the final consumer in the conventional supply chain. The more players, the less income the producers under this model get. Since wealth needs to be “shared” among all participants, the producer typically receives the lowest pay possible to make the math work. In contrast, the Fair Trade supply chain is more transparent, involves less entities and therefore gives the producer a fair wage for their work. Now, I think that’s only fair, don’t you?
"The more direct Fair Trade supply chain allows producers to develop long-term relationships with their trading partners and earn higher prices for their products.”
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