You can take advantage of several criteria based on:
the quality of the natural ingredients
the human dimension and fair trade status of your procurement supply chains
and the geographical dimension along with the notion of terroir
In more global terms, supply chain marketing is involves using all the criteria of your procurement supply chains in natural ingredients together in order to make yourself stand out with your finished products.
How to set up a supply chain marketing?
To set up supply chain marketing, you need to follow several steps:
you must firstly define the characteristics and the assets for consumers.
then select the right supply chain and ensure that quality controls and certifications, which can be implemented on your raw material, are set up.
once the assets of the supply chain have been identified, the means for promoting among consumers must be reviewed. (producing images, texts, and videos). Embellishing and justifying items integrated in the packaging, the web site and all other media supports needs to be done while using storytelling to bring out the undertones of the ingredient and its origin.
5 valuing your marketing supply chain examples
Distinctive criteria 1: Traceability
If your objective is to guarantee complete transparency to the consumer of the plant in your finished product’s origin you can let the buyer directly access the video of the farms and the producers by ingredient (by creating for example an e-book). This is in addition to putting forward the origin of your raw materials on the packaging.
Distinctive criteria 2: Organic ingredient
Your objective is turned toward respecting consumers by proposing healthy products with fewer contaminants, low-processed and without a certain number of adjuvants and additives.
Think about switching from a conventional product range to an organic one and use ingredients, which reassure concerned consumers with proper certifications and corresponding labels.
Distinctive criteria 3: Local product
Your intention is more turned to developing the local economy and to following the « Made in France » trend. Put forward your collaboration with French producers. This proximity lets consumers project themselves by seeing the region where the ingredients they consume come from.
As a final touch of authenticity, it might be interesting to spotlight the portraits and the background of your producers.
Distinctive criteria 4: Atypical terroir
You want to direct yourself toward a more innovative product and take your consumers on a journey ?
Offer novelty by privileging new terroirs and subtle and original notes to arouse curiosity and talking about the region where the ingredients come from and what makes them unique.
Distinctive criteria 5: Label Fair for Life & label For Life
As a consumer or an industrialist, the choice of fair and responsible products reflects a strong commitment.
The Fair for Life & For Life labels provide the proof of your social commitment with local workers and your environmental involvement and your transparency. This is demonstrated through the videos or photographs of your procurement supply chains.
This approach will enable you to accompany consumers in building awareness of their social responsibility while making them a player in the process of continuous improvement.
Find out how to value your supply chain marketing in this infographic.