New roles emerging in supply chain, says Mercer survey

According to Mercer’s latest remuneration survey, companies across the board are expected to give a raise of 9-10 percent to their employees in 2018. The survey findings are based on response from 791 organizations across various industry sectors. An equally interesting component of the survey findings is the emphasis on emergence of new roles in the Hi-tech businesses and supply chain domains.

“The Indian High Tech Market is undergoing a tremendous change and disruption, due to changing nature of jobs. New technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Automation, Robotics, IoT have changed the skills required to perform the job and there is a constant upskilling and reskilling in the market. IT employers are increasingly hiring for newer skill sets,” a senior official of Mercer has been quoted in a news report.  “In the Shared Services sector, there is an influx of captive organizations across retail, FMCG, manufacturing and pharmaceuticals organizations. Newer roles are emerging in supply chain planning, analytics, demand planning, computer imagery, store design, merchandising etc,” he further added.

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