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2020 IMR Manufacturing and Supply Chain Awards Open For Entry

    2020 IMR Manufacturing and Supply Chain Awards Open For Entry

Established in order to recognise excellence and raise standards across Ireland’s manufacturing industry and its associated supply chains, the 2020 IMR Manufacturing and Supply Chain Awards are now open for

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Business Growth Catalyst for Oakland Distribution Launch

    Business Growth Catalyst for Oakland Distribution Launch

Growth has triggered UK and Ireland specialist multi temperature supply chain operator and responsible family business, Oakland International, to launch a new division, Oakland Distribution. With a fleet ranging from

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Plastics Action Alliance Sets Targets to Achieve Sustainable Reduction in Use of Plastic

    Plastics Action Alliance Sets Targets to Achieve Sustainable Reduction in Use of Plastic

Plastics Action Alliance, the recently formed group that comprises of 11 leading agricultural processing and food businesses in Ireland, has set out its key objectives. The industry leading group aims

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Northern Ireland Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference and Expo – Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast – 13 February 2019

    Northern Ireland Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference and Expo – Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast – 13 February 2019

More than 2,000 people are expected to visit the Northern Ireland Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference and Expo that will be held at the Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast, on Wednesday,

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National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2019 Sets New Records

    National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2019 Sets New Records

The recent National Manufacturing and Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition, held at the Citywest Exhibition Centre, Dublin, set new records in terms of its scale and visitor numbers. More than

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National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2019 – Thursday, January 17th – Citywest Hotel, Dublin

    National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2019 – Thursday, January 17th – Citywest Hotel, Dublin

Approximately 3,000 people from all over Ireland are expected to visit the 2019 National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition at the Citywest Hotel, Dublin on Thursday, January 17th,

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Inaugural National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Awards Still Open For Entries

    Inaugural National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Awards Still Open For Entries

Premier Publishing & Events, in partnership with Irish Manufacturing Research, has launched the inaugural Manufacturing & Supply Chain Awards. The awards are the first of their kind on the island

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Lidl Ireland Secures 60 New Irish Suppliers as Part of Kick Start Supplier Development Programme

    Lidl Ireland Secures 60 New Irish Suppliers as Part of Kick Start Supplier Development Programme

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

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Reliance on UK Exports Could Lead to High Brexit Cost Increases For Irish Firms

    Reliance on UK Exports Could Lead to High Brexit Cost Increases For Irish Firms

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

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McArdle Skeath Opens €20 Million Dublin Supply Chain facility

    McArdle Skeath Opens €20 Million Dublin Supply Chain facility

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

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New Technologies to Make Irish Debut at Manufacturing Solutions 2018

    New Technologies to Make Irish Debut at Manufacturing Solutions 2018

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

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65% of Irish Businesses Have Not Reviewed Their Supply Chains to Gauge Brexit Impact

    65% of Irish Businesses Have Not Reviewed Their Supply Chains to Gauge Brexit Impact

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

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Dachser Rail Services between Europe and Asia

    Dachser Rail Services between Europe and Asia

  Dachser Rail Services between Europe and Asia With Dachser Rail Services, the global logistics provider offers an alternative to air and sea freight that has been optimized for time

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Brexit Deal Vital to Protecting All-island Supply Chains

    Brexit Deal Vital to Protecting All-island Supply Chains

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.

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Manufacturing Sector is Key to Ireland’s Economic Success But Brixit and Digitisation Challenges Loom Large

    Manufacturing Sector is Key to Ireland’s Economic Success But Brixit and Digitisation Challenges Loom Large

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

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National Manufacturing and Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2018

    National Manufacturing and Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2018

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

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Irish Businesses Should Prepare For a ‘Hard’ Brexit

    Irish Businesses Should Prepare For a ‘Hard’ Brexit

“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

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National Manufacturing and Supply Chain Conference – Citywest Convention Centre, Dublin – Wednesday, 31st January, 2018

    National Manufacturing and Supply Chain Conference – Citywest Convention Centre, Dublin – Wednesday, 31st January, 2018

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

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Ireland’s Supply Chain Security Post Brexit to Lead Agenda at National Manufacturing and Supply Chain Conference

    Ireland’s Supply Chain Security Post Brexit to Lead Agenda at National Manufacturing and Supply Chain Conference

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

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Exertis SCS Gains Recognition For Supply Chain and Procurement Services

    Exertis SCS Gains Recognition For Supply Chain and Procurement Services

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

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McCulla Ireland Celebrates Successful Awards Season

    McCulla Ireland Celebrates Successful Awards Season

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

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Teagasc hosts meeting to support short food supply chains

    Teagasc hosts meeting to support short food supply chains

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

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R&D Tax Credits and the Knowledge Development Box: An insight into Ireland’s ICT Sector

    R&D Tax Credits and the Knowledge Development Box: An insight into Ireland’s ICT Sector

Post provided by Mazars. 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

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February Cost Burdens Rise at Fastest Rate Since May 2011

    February Cost Burdens Rise at Fastest Rate Since May 2011

The rate of input cost inflation accelerated sharply in February, amid higher prices for a range of raw materials, but

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Temporary Building Provides Breathing Space for Irish Catering Supplier

    Temporary Building Provides Breathing Space for Irish Catering Supplier

Post provided on behalf of Spaciotempo. A multinational FTSE 100 distributor of non-food consumables and equipment turned to temporary building

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Late Payment Threatens Survival of Small Business – Minister Breen

    Late Payment Threatens Survival of Small Business – Minister Breen

Minister of State for Employment and Small Business Pat Breen met with the Prompt Payment Code Stakeholders to discuss the

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Price of Basic Metals Rises 12.1 Percent

    Price of Basic Metals Rises 12.1 Percent

The price of basic metals rose 12.1 % in January while other factory gate prices remained relatively stable, according to

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Survey Indicates 98 Percent of Irish Companies Have no Brexit Plan

    Survey Indicates 98 Percent of Irish Companies Have no Brexit Plan

The September – December 2016 InterTradeIreland Business Monitor Report, issued on Monday, shows that 98 percent of businesses surveyed have

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European Parliament Approves Trade Agreement with Canada

    European Parliament Approves Trade Agreement with Canada

The EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), which aims to boost goods and services trade and investment flows, was

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Record Level of Exports in 2016

    Record Level of Exports in 2016

Exports totalled more than €116 billion in 2016, the highest annual total on record, according to preliminary figures released by the

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Limerick Company Sign €1.1 Million Deal to Distribute Medical Devices in Oman

    Limerick Company Sign €1.1 Million Deal to Distribute Medical Devices in Oman

A delegation of 20 Irish companies, led by Enterprise Ireland and Minister for Employment and Small Business Pat Breen, participated

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Traceability – How to Have Your Cake and Eat It

    Traceability – How to Have Your Cake and Eat It

“Implementing a traceability system is not an expense. The benefits of traceability should outweigh the cost of implementation,” according to

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National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2017 Sets New Records

    National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2017 Sets New Records

The largest ever gathering of the manufacturing community in Ireland took place at the National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference

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January Sees 18-Month High for Manufacturing Output Growth

    January Sees 18-Month High for Manufacturing Output Growth

The Irish manufacturing sector remained in growth territory during the opening month of 2017, with both output and new orders

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Synecco to Exhibit at Dublin Manufacturing and Supply Chain Conference

    Synecco to Exhibit at Dublin Manufacturing and Supply Chain Conference

Synecco, a global supplier of contract manufacture and design solutions for the medical device market, will be exhibiting in Dublin

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Contax to Exhibit Robots at National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference

    Contax to Exhibit Robots at National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference

Contax Production Automation Ltd. will be showing showing a Yamaha orbital scara robot, the fastest, most robust and accurate of

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Industrial Production increased by 17.1% in November 2016

    Industrial Production increased by 17.1% in November 2016

Production for Manufacturing Industries rose 17.1 percent in November 2016 compared with the previous month, according to figures released by

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Manufacturing Production Accelerates at Fastest Rate in 17 Months

    Manufacturing Production Accelerates at Fastest Rate in 17 Months

The Irish manufacturing sector showed further signs of recovery following the UK’s decision to leave the EU, with business conditions

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Breege O’Donoghue Appointed Chair of the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland

    Breege O’Donoghue Appointed Chair of the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland

Breege O’Donoghue was appointed as the new Chair of the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland (DCCoI), Minister for Jobs,

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Factory Gate Prices Rose 0.9% in November

    Factory Gate Prices Rose 0.9% in November

Monthly factory gate prices increased by 0.9% in November 2016, according to data released by the CSO on Thursday. This

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Social Media Use by Irish Enterprises Second-Highest in the EU

    Social Media Use by Irish Enterprises Second-Highest in the EU

Ireland were recorded as the second-highest users of social media by enterprises in 2016, according to a report released by

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Northern Ireland Export Orders Rise at Record Rate

    Northern Ireland Export Orders Rise at Record Rate

A record rise in new export orders was signaled as companies benefited from Sterling weakness in November, according to data

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Voxpro Expansion to Create 400 New Jobs in Dublin

    Voxpro Expansion to Create 400 New Jobs in Dublin

Cork-based multilingual customer experience and technical support providers Voxpro, announced on Tuesday, November 30, that it intended to create 400 new

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UDG Healthcare Announces 8% Increase in Operating Profit

    UDG Healthcare Announces 8% Increase in Operating Profit

Dublin-based Healthcare services provider UDG released preliminary results of their financial year on Thursday, November 24, which showed an 8%

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English Food Producer Buys Dunbia Ballymena

    English Food Producer Buys Dunbia Ballymena

English food producer Cranswick announced on Wednesday, November 16, that it has acquired the whole of the issued share capital of

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Aer Lingus to Open Dublin-Miami Route

    Aer Lingus to Open Dublin-Miami Route

Aer Lingus have announced that the airline will offer direct flights from Dublin to Miami, Florida, from 1 September 2017,

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Enterprise Ireland Considers the Effects of Brexit

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.

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B&Q partners form ‘One Team’ for Fresh challenge

The logistics partners of B&Q have formed the first ever cross-company team to enter The Fresh Connection supply chain training

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Promise Fulfilled at The National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2016

Just over 2,000 people from all over Ireland visited the National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition at the

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National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition – Citywest Hotel, Dublin – Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

Featuring over 150 keynote speakers, a wide variety of free workshops as well as 150 exhibitors, displaying the latest processing

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National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2016 to Set New Records

With 2,000 people expected to visit The National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition being held at the Citywest

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National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2016 Breaks New Ground

The National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition being held at the Citywest Hotel, Dublin, on Tuesday, January 26th,

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National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2016 – Tuesday, January 26th – Citywest Hotel, Dublin

    National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2016 – Tuesday, January 26th – Citywest Hotel, Dublin

In line with its newfound status as an All-Ireland ‘must-attend’ annual event, the National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference &

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Join over 2,000 delegates at the National Sustainability Summit

The National Sustainability Summit will take place for the first time on 3 November in the Aviva Stadium, Dublin. The

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Milestone Year for Oakland International as New MD Announced

    Milestone Year for Oakland International as New MD Announced

In what will be a milestone year for the UK and Ireland supply chain specialists Oakland International, it has now

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Ireland to be fastest growing economy in Europe

    Ireland to be fastest growing economy in Europe

Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, today said that despite disappointing preliminary growth figures for the third quarter, the

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Sustainable Food & Beverage Manufacturing Conference & Exhibition is Major Success

    Sustainable Food & Beverage Manufacturing Conference & Exhibition is Major Success

450 delegates from food and drink businesses across the UK and Ireland attended the inaugural Sustainable Food & Beverage Manufacturing

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