Much of the talk about Brexit has been negative in the last few months, and we know that there will be some significant impacts on the supply chain industry. However, it appears likely that there will also be some interesting and positive effects for the Irish market, and these include the logistical changes that may make Ireland a viable alternative to the UK in terms of freight and shipping.
The UK looks set to follow a path of ‘Hard Brexit’, which will dramatically change the way in which import/export business is managed, although this is still in the planning stages and no final decisions have been reached since the UK elections in June. Options involving Irish ports as an alternative to UK locations are being explored, and this could be a great thing for Irish industry.
Many questions have been raised about the way in which freight is transported – particularly since the UK is such an active trading force within the EU at present. Locations across Ireland have been suggested as alternative ports and distribution centres, and this may lead to an overhaul of the supply chain industry in general.
Rotterdam port is reportedly already at capacity, and this has exciting implications for Ireland and it’s role in accommodating the import/export industry within the EU. Irish ports, which have long been crucial to world trade, should be ready for a freight boom that could be hugely beneficial to all those in the supply chain industry and many other sectors.
CareerWise is Ireland’s leading specialist Technical and Executive Recruitment firm, specialising in the Medical Device, Sciences/Pharma and ICT industries. We work closely with candidates and businesses across the Engineering, Supply Chain and Finance sectors, and we strive to match every candidate with a suitable position.
Mike Morrissey has extensive knowledge of production, quality and engineering, having worked for Dell, Creative Labs and Tyco Safety Products /Sensormatic.
His expansive operational experience is grounded with training as a Six Sigma Black Belt.
As a lead auditor, he is very familiar with compliance and quality standards and has project managed the implementation of the environmental standard ISO14001. He has successfully utilised his project management and team leading skills in implementing numerous cost-saving and process improvement projects.
Since joining CareerWise Recruitment, Mike has graduated with a Diploma in Personnel Management from UCC and is a Chartered member of the CIPD.
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