UL Supply Chain Conference 2018

Darragh McCarthy 26.06.2018

Morgan McKinley attend Supply Chain Conference and Panel Workshop - Friday the 22nd of June - University of Limerick

On Friday last my colleague Michaela Browne & I were delighted to attend UL’s Supply Chain Conference and Panel Workshop on Friday the 22nd of June.  Myself and 5 other speakers were tasked with the role of speaking on the Future of Supply Chain and the potential threats & opportunities in an ever-growing Supply Chain market in Ireland. 

Each speaker had 20 minutes to discuss their own views on the growth and potential threats to Supply Chain in Ireland. There was a number of professionals from industry including Sean O’Reilly from Dell and the ever present Lorcan Sheehan from Performance SC. Paul Farrell also provided a mixed perspective in his presentation with experience in industry and also with professional institution IPICS. All the presentations led to some interesting debates and conversations, most were aligned in their thinking and passion for developing Supply Chain in Ireland. 

Some of the common themes discussed on the day included a need for a more aligned united approach from all across Supply Chain sector to continue and promote the industry not only to government but to all working professionals. There was also of a number of suggestions around the future of education in the sector and how Supply Chain could be maybe be introduced to students at secondary level? On the threats piece the usual suspects arose with heated discussions on both Brexit and the influence of Donald Trump on future investment here in Ireland. 

I would like to thank both Susie Boekhout and Michael Hennessey for inviting us to attend and wish them and all the all the students in UL involved in the upcoming Supply Chain Apprenticeships the very best in their future careers.

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