Supply Chain Worker

Agriculture Supply Chain Worker

Minimum ? 12th standard pass

Certified training for Supply Chain Field Assistant (programme aligned to AGR/Q7801released by Agriculture Skill Council of India)

Not applicable

The tasks a Supply Chain Field Assistant is expected to perform include: Obtaining the appropriate equipment and tools Managing the flow of goods Identifying the needs for procurement, packing and transportation of goods Co-ordinating with buyer and supplier Procuring, packing and storing the stock temporarily Transporting the stock Preparing workplace documents

Assisting the supply chain manager/farmer in planning and organizing the distribution of goods

Knowledge of tools and equipment used at the supply chain field

Ability to understand requirements of the customer

Proficient in co-ordinating with buyers and farmers

Efficient in procurement, packaging and storage of the stock

Proficient in timely arrangement of transportation for the produce

Skilled in co-ordinating effectively with colleagues

Skilled in basic farm management

Equipped to assimilate market information

Updated with the latest development and advancement in technology or logistics

Basic arithmetic skills

Extension training and Krishi

Vigyan Kendra training

Good oral and written communication skills

Manual dexterity

Physically fit

Ability to work independently

Ability to take risks

Hardworking and persistent


Self-directed learner


Ability to negotiate

Customer service skills

Dynamic and enthusiastic

Ability to perform well without close supervision

Ability to multitask

It is a field job

May or may not require supervising a team of other Workers

Local travelling is a part of this job role

Part-time jobs may be available in some farm

Work from home is not available

Working hours

Flexible working hours

Overtime is common during the harvesting season Being self-employed is also an option. In this case, the working hours and days will be flexible

Shift system may be applicable as per the farm norms

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?No

This job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

Health hazards include exposure to pesticides, fertilizers and other chemicals,

exposure to extreme weather conditions

Occupational hazardsinclude

exposure to considerable amount of dust and equipment noise

For daily wage workers`175 to `200 per day

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Revolution in the Agricultural Supply Chain

Economic reforms and liberalization in the agricultural sector have emphasized the need for transforming Indian agriculture by designing a comprehensive supply chain model covering innovations at the farming level, which can help farmers regain profitability in a sustainable manner under changing conditions with proper assurance of market arrangement.

In recent decades, the government has introduced a number of initiatives to strengthen market linkage and diversification in the agricultural production system.

Some of the important areas of intervention are:

Reform in the agricultural marketing system to ensure private participation for establishing direct linkage with farmers

Capacity building and infrastructure development in regulated markets

Extension of road network and transportation, storage and warehousing

Market intelligence system

Introduction of commodity trading by establishing commodity exchanges1


Farm owners Agriculture co-operative organization

The job openings are small towns and villages across the country