In February, Lidl Ireland called out to Irish suppliers nationwide to enter products into their Supplier Development Programme, Kick Start. This programme, run by Lidl Ireland and supported by Bord Bia, is designed to help small and medium Irish food and drink businesses to grow their brand and build their supply network. 60 suppliers have been chosen […]
Irish-owned firms rely heavily on the UK as the source of intermediate inputs, which are goods used to produce a final product. Over half of the total imports used by Irish-owned firms are sourced in the UK with many importing solely from the UK market. Many Irish-owned companies are therefore highly exposed to cost increases […]
McArdle Skeath, one of Ireland’s leading supply chain management providers, has opened its new 12,500 sq m temperature controlled storage facility in Hollystown, Dublin 15. The supply chain facility represents a €20 million investment by McArdle Skeath and is strategically positioned to service the nutritional and bio-tech sectors. The company, 50 years in business this […]
The Mid West’s thriving aerospace and aviation industry will feature strongly at Manufacturing Solutions 2018, Ireland’s manufacturing supply chain conference and trade show, hosted by the GTMA* and Limerick Institute of Technology. Guest speakers from Boeing, Shannon IASC and Enterprise Ireland will discuss this growth industry which already employs over 1,600 people in more than […]
65% of Irish businesses have not reviewed their supply chain to identify current business relationships that might be negatively impacted by Brexit. This was the finding of a business sentiment survey of 350 Irish Businesses carried out by one of Ireland’s leading accountancy firms, BDO.
Spokesperson Michael Costello, Managing Partner, commented: “Brexit will hit Ireland’s unprepared supply […]
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Food Drink Ireland (FDI), the Ibec group that represents the food industry, has said the full implementation of the December Brexit deal was vital to protect complex all-island supply chains. The deal now needs to be put into a binding legal contract, there can be no black-sliding on clearly agreed commitments. At the launch of […]
The Irish manufacturing sector, which contributes 25% of GDP and employs over 44,000 people both directly and indirectly, is key to Ireland’s continued economic success, according to Pat Breen TD (pictured above), Minister of State with special responsibility for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection. However, manufacturers face two formidable challenges […]
Attracting more than 2,500 visitors, from across the country, and featuring 235 speakers and 350 exhibitors, the 2018 National Manufacturing and Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition, held recently in the Citywest Convention Centre in Dublin, is the largest annual gathering of the manufacturing and supply chain community in Ireland.
Now in its fifth year, the National […]
“Businesses across Ireland must prepare themselves for a ‘hard’ Brexit. You must establish your exposure now,” cautioned Lucinda Creighton (pictured), when addressing the recent National Manufacturing and Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition, held at the Citywest Convention Centre in Dublin.
Lucinda Creighton is the founder of Vulcan Consulting and a former Member of Parliament and Minister […]
Take placing on the 31st January in the Citywest Convention Centre, Dublin, the 2018 National Manufacturing and Supply Chain Conference will be the largest gathering of manufacturing and supply chain professionals in Ireland. The annual event will welcome 3,000 manufacturing and supply chain industry professionals, 200 speakers and will feature more than 170 exhibitors.
There will […]
The impact of Brexit on Ireland’s supply chain and potential border issues will be a prominent topic at this years National Manufacturing and Supply Chain Conference. The conference is the largest gathering of manufacturing and supply chain professionals in Ireland and will take place on the 31st January in the Citywest Convention Centre, Dublin.
The annual […]
Exertis, a leading distributor of technology products for the B2B, mobile and retail markets, has announced that its supply chain business, Exertis Supply Chain Services (SCS), scooped two major accolades at the National Procurement Awards in Dublin. Nominated for four awards in three separate categories, Exertis SCS was awarded the coveted Procurement Excellence Award (Private Sector) for […]
Specialist refrigerated transport and logistics company, McCulla Ireland, has been recognised both locally and at UK and all-Ireland industry events during the 2017 awards season. Between May and September, the family-run, Lisburn-based business was a finalist for 17 separate awards, eight of which the Company went on to win.
Of the eight awards, achieved at six […]
On the 10th and 11th of April, Teagasc hosted 20 EU experts in Galway for a two day meeting to examine short food supply chains. This network, known as the SKIN (Short Supply Chain Knowledge and Innovation Network) project, is looking to identify best practice in short food chains across Europe to develop economically resilient […]
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Ireland has one of the highest concentrations of digital technology activity and employment within the OECD which is primarily due to a highly skilled workforce, high education standards, competitive corporate tax rates, political stability, geographic advantages, EU membership and a proven track record of business development. As a country, Ireland is emerging […]
The rate of input cost inflation accelerated sharply in February, amid higher prices for a range of raw materials, but output charge inflation moderated, according to the Investec Manufacturing PMI report for Ireland, released on Wednesday.
The report found that, overall, business conditions continued to improve in the Irish manufacturing sector during February as new orders rose […]
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A multinational FTSE 100 distributor of non-food consumables and equipment turned to temporary building specialist, Spaciotempo, to provide a welcome breathing space whilst the firm builds a 70,000 square feet permanent building inclusive of 30,000 square feet of office space.
Bunzl McLaughlin, based in Armagh, has been supplying the hospitality trade […]
Minister of State for Employment and Small Business Pat Breen met with the Prompt Payment Code Stakeholders to discuss the importance of paying on time and launched a public campaign to promote awareness of the Prompt Payment Code (PPC) and encourage membership among businesses in Ireland, the Department of Jobs announced on Tuesday.
By signing up […]
The September – December 2016 InterTradeIreland Business Monitor Report, issued on Monday, shows that 98 percent of businesses surveyed have no plan in place to deal with the consequences of a British exit from the EU. The report also showed that 37 percent of construction companies surveyed reported difficulties recruiting skilled labour, with 33 per […]
The EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), which aims to boost goods and services trade and investment flows, was approved by the European Parliament on Wednesday. The landmark trade deal could apply provisionally from as early as April 2017.
“By adopting CETA, we chose openness and growth and high standards over protectionism and stagnation,” Parliament’s […]
Exports totalled more than €116 billion in 2016, the highest annual total on record, according to preliminary figures released by the Central Statistics Office on Wednesday. This is an increase of €4.5 billion (4%) over 2015. Imports in 2016 decreased by €507 million (1%) to €69.60 billion compared with 2015 while the preliminary trade surplus for […]
A delegation of 20 Irish companies, led by Enterprise Ireland and Minister for Employment and Small Business Pat Breen, participated in the 2017 edition of Arab Health, which took place at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre from January 30 to February 2.
One participating company, Fleming Medical, signed a distribution agreement with Muscat Pharmacy […]
“Implementing a traceability system is not an expense. The benefits of traceability should outweigh the cost of implementation,” according to Denis O’Brien, Director of Standards and Solutions at GS1 Ireland.
GS1 global standards are the most widely used supply chain standards in the world. Over 2 million organisations across the globe currently use GS1 Standards to […]
The largest ever gathering of the manufacturing community in Ireland took place at the National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition, which was held at the Citywest Hotel, Dublin on Tuesday, January 31st, as approximately 2,500 people from all over the country attended this annual event.
Visitor numbers exceeded the previous year’s record breaking conference […]
The Irish manufacturing sector remained in growth territory during the opening month of 2017, with both output and new orders increasing at sharper rates, according to the seasonally adjusted Investec Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) – an indicator designed to provide a single-figure measure of the health of the manufacturing industry, released on Wednesday.
The survey showed that […]
Synecco, a global supplier of contract manufacture and design solutions for the medical device market, will be exhibiting in Dublin at the National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition held on January 31st 2017.
Founded in 2004, Synecco offer a broad range of services to suit client’s needs including: design and engineering, component manufacture and […]
Contax Production Automation Ltd. will be showing showing a Yamaha orbital scara robot, the fastest, most robust and accurate of its kind on the market, capable of transferring payloads up to 5KG with an accuracy of 0.01mm, at the the National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition on January 31st. The use of a […]
Production for Manufacturing Industries rose 17.1 percent in November 2016 compared with the previous month, according to figures released by the Central Statistics Office on Friday. On an annual basis production for November 2016 increased by 14.8% when compared with November 2015. The seasonally adjusted volume of industrial production for Manufacturing Industries for the three […]
The Irish manufacturing sector showed further signs of recovery following the UK’s decision to leave the EU, with business conditions strengthening to the greatest extent in almost a year-and-a-half during December, according to a report on released by Investec and IHS Markit on Tuesday. The improvement was supported by faster growth in output, new orders […]
Breege O’Donoghue was appointed as the new Chair of the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland (DCCoI), Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor said on Friday.
Breege O’Donoghue is currently a non-executive director of C&C and of Shaws and Sons Ltd. and has worked in the fashion and retail sector with Primark for […]
Monthly factory gate prices increased by 0.9% in November 2016, according to data released by the CSO on Thursday. This compares to an increase of 2.9% for November of last year. The annual percentage change showed a decrease of 0.3% in November 2016, compared with an increase of 1.6% in the year to October 2016.
Ireland were recorded as the second-highest users of social media by enterprises in 2016, according to a report released by the CSO on Tuesday. 67% of Irish enterprises employing 10 or more people used some type of social media such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube compared with an EU-28 average of 45%. The use of […]
A record rise in new export orders was signaled as companies benefited from Sterling weakness in November, according to data from the Ulster Bank Northern Ireland PMI. The data also showed that the rate of input cost inflation quickened again and companies raised their output prices sharply. Overall the report indicated that the rate of […]
Cork-based multilingual customer experience and technical support providers Voxpro, announced on Tuesday, November 30, that it intended to create 400 new jobs, alongside the launch of a new Dublin office located in the Silicon Docks.
Voxpro currently operates centres in Cork, Dublin, California and Georgia, USA. The company delivers customer support to customers in over 32 countries […]
Dublin-based Healthcare services provider UDG released preliminary results of their financial year on Thursday, November 24, which showed an 8% increase in operating profit for continuing operations over 2015. The results for the year ending on September 30 show increases in revenue, operating profit, profit before tax, earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) […]
English food producer Cranswick announced on Wednesday, November 16, that it has acquired the whole of the issued share capital of Northern Irish pork processing company Dunbia Ballymena, which employs about 360 people.
The acquisition establishes a significant presence for Cranswick in Northern Ireland. Cranswick issued a press release stating that Jack Dobson, Executive Director of Dunbia […]
Aer Lingus have announced that the airline will offer direct flights from Dublin to Miami, Florida, from 1 September 2017, as well as increasing the number of flights to other US cities, including Los Angeles, Chicago and Orlando.
The Irish airline also intends on opening Summer routes to Split, Croatia, and Porto, Portugal. Charlie Taylor reports […]
According to the head of Enterprise Ireland, no matter what the result of the Brexit vote is, the company still plans to work with Irish exporters.
The logistics partners of B&Q have formed the first ever cross-company team to enter The Fresh Connection supply chain training contest.
XPO Logistics, Wincanton and BRS have joined forces to take part in the UK & Ireland competition, run by SCALA Consulting, and help develop B&Q’s ‘One Logistics Team’ operational ethos.
Kingfisher Group made the ‘One Logistics […]
Just over 2,000 people from all over Ireland visited the National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition at the Citywest Hotel, Dublin on Tuesday, January 26th, 2016, and participated in arguably the largest ever gathering of the manufacturing community in Ireland.
Visitors who braved the inclement weather were rewarded with a conference and exhibition that […]
Featuring over 150 keynote speakers, a wide variety of free workshops as well as 150 exhibitors, displaying the latest processing and supply chain technology available to Irish industry, the National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition takes place on Tuesday, January 26th, at the Citywest Hotel, Dublin.
2,000 people are expected to visit the event, […]
With 2,000 people expected to visit The National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition being held at the Citywest Hotel, Dublin, on Tuesday, January 26th, 2016, the event will mark the largest ever gathering of the manufacturing community in Ireland.
Now in its third year and firmly established as an All-Ireland ‘must-attend’ annual event, the […]
The National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition being held at the Citywest Hotel, Dublin, on Tuesday, January 26th, 2016, continues to set new records and has been further expanded to meet growing interest and demand from Irish businesses within the manufacturing and supply chain sector.
Designed with the objective of connecting key stakeholders across […]
In line with its newfound status as an All-Ireland ‘must-attend’ annual event, the National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition has switched to a larger and more conveniently placed venue, moving from the Aviva Stadium to the Citywest Hotel, Ireland’s premier conference venue. The one-day event is expected to attract over 2,000 delegates from […]
The National Sustainability Summit will take place for the first time on 3 November in the Aviva Stadium, Dublin.
The event will provide a timely platform to discuss and debate the parameters for COP21/CMP11 Conference of the Parties to the United Nationas Framework Convention on Climate Change (Paris 2015) that is fast approaching on 30 November, […]
In what will be a milestone year for the UK and Ireland supply chain specialists Oakland International, it has now been confirmed that Barry Davies is the company’s new Managing Director.
Previously Managing Director of Logistics for A. F. Blakemore & Son, leading and implementing many achievements within his eight year tenure as the business doubled […]
Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, today said that despite disappointing preliminary growth figures for the third quarter, the economy will significantly outperform the rest of Europe and grow by a spectacular 5.7% this year. In 2014 the recovery finally reached the domestic economy. Unemployment is falling, investment is on the rise and the […]
450 delegates from food and drink businesses across the UK and Ireland attended the inaugural Sustainable Food & Beverage Manufacturing Conference & Exhibition, which was held at the Motor Cycle Museum, Birmingham on Thursday, 23rd of October 2014.
In line with the event’s theme of ‘sustainable growth for sustainable profits’, the speakers at the Conference were […]