Morgan McKinley’s national Supply Chain team welcomed a number of Supply Chain professionals into the Dublin office on Burlington road this Wednesday, 30th November.
After some brief networking, wine and canapés, Darragh McCarthy, the national Manager of the Supply Chain team in Morgan McKinley; Paul Condon VP of Supply Chain, Horizon Pharma; and Donna Marshall, Associate Professor in UCD, spoke about the Evolution of Supply Chain.
Some very interesting points were raised by Darragh who spoke in particular about how this sector has grown and subsequently changed in the last few years. He explained how our Supply Chain team has also evolved in these changing times and how our team are now specialising in different areas of Supply Chain. This will now allow us to become even more specialised in our market and bring a different level of expertise that no other recruitment partner is currently offering. This really highlights the growth and development of Supply Chain as a whole.
Darragh then passed the mic to Paul Condon, who gave us an insight into Horizon pharma. He spoke about the company and where they are in terms of acquisitions, products and the growth that they experience quarter-on-quarter for the last number of years. He gave us a true insight in the biopharma industry and what can be expected in the coming years. A common theme from both Darragh and Paul was around the importance of ‘the people’, the right fit, the technical ability, culture and the challenges that companies are facing due to the shortage of this skill-set in the country.
At this point, Donna Marshall stepped up and spoke passionately about the effects of poorly run Supply Chains globally. She hit on recent political shockers and spoke about how these are having a rippling effect on the economy. She stressed the importance of considering the economy, the environment and ethics when running any Supply Chain and how this is often left unconsidered with devastating effects. She also emphasised that we need to start thinking differently now and putting these plans into action ASAP if we are to improve Supply Chain Management in the future.
All and all it was a great evening, the first of many for us in Morgan McKinley who plan to do their part in growing and developing the Supply Chain industry and community nationally. For more information on each of our consultants and our specialised area, please contact me or any of our Supply Chain team here.