THE UNRECOGNIZED LABOUR BEHIND PRODUCTS

While many stakeholders believe that worker wages at the global supply chain are too low, there is only discourse about if anything can be done to increase wages. This is a regular story that we keep hearing, they talk about productive margins, increasing productivity and unfair compensations. What about the labour that goes unnoticed to manufacture a product? Does anyone think about the people that are associated with supply chains, hardly isn’t it? In this article, we will talk about these unrecognized labourers who time and again have made things easier for us and we hardly have noticed their lives and efforts.

SUPPLY CHAIN: How it works?

Let’s start by understanding what a Supply Chain is, because that is what links consumers and producers.

The supply chain is a network between the company and its suppliers to produce and distribute any sort of specific product to the final buyer. This networking includes diverse activities, people, entities, information and resources as well. It represents the steps to get a product and service from its origin to the customer.

Companies optimise their Supply Chain to reduce costs and maintain a competitive edge in the business. An optimised Supply Chain means more affordable products.
So that means this is good and important, right?

Hiring of the labourers in the production of any product

Stop for a moment and think about the steps a company might take to reduce its cost of production. What is stopping them from going after the wages of labour or having inhuman practices? Companies, large or small, never showcase the base level of the production from collecting the materials to the making of the final product. Why would they, consumers haven’t paid much attention to those details.
If consumers don’t hold companies accountable for how they treat their producers, no one will. There’s a lot more that goes behind creating a product than that meets the eye.

For example: In a Dairy Industry, there are certain processes.

What We know: Cows are nurtured- ready to give milk and organic milk is collected- stored- pasteurized- sealed – served in bottles or packets to the local market- the final product is the milk.
What we miss out: What breed is the cow? How is their health condition? What kind of nourishment does the cow receive? Was the cow even ready to give milk?
This is just one scenario which needs to be known to us all. What we are enjoying is our final product- Milk. There is unprecedented labour going in upbringing the cow. As modern consumers, we all need to know the background in detail.

Build up the medium for connection

Quality control and quality assured are two important parts for any supply chain. Building the connection with the basic to consumers is the best way to maintain transparency. Cultivo believes in building this chain of the supply process easier and connective to all. Description of the certain services, the labour behind the service, the products and the manufacturing, collection of the materials and the nature of it, and similar other, need to be known to all of us.

We are indebted to many of the individuals because of their hard work and labour, we enjoy the fruit. It is of utmost importance to know about these small yet important details of any product that remains unnoticed. People depend on their job and products. These unrepresented sections of labour should get recognition for their effort of making society better.

Building a connection with the products and its consumers is the best way to maintain transparency.

We at Cultivo, bring on the transparency to get you connected to these mass sections. You as a buyer should know about the details of what you are enjoying or having and the labour whatever form it is should never go unnoticed.

Cultivo believes in creating a Supply Chain that everyone involved is connected to. The product journey needs to be known to all its consumers so that consumers make better choices and the market supports companies who care about their producers as much as their consumers.