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Supply Chain Ireland is an initiative of the Irish Exporters Association which was launched on March 31st 2015 to support exporters from SME’s to multinational companies with multimodal supply chain, logistics and customs issues and to overcome the challenges that arise when exporting. Supply Chain Ireland will bring together industry specialists from the air, road, sea and rail sectors with government and key stakeholders

Supply Chain Ireland will strive to strengthen Ireland’s position as a leading location for conducting global supply chain activities. This forum will provide a network for exporters across all sectors to interact and exchange information on best practice through supply chain and logistics activities through a series of targeted information seminars, events and roundtable meetings country wide.

The launch took place at the Clarion Hotel, Liffey Valley and brought together industry specialists from the air, road, sea and rail sectors with government and key stakeholders.


Mr. Tom O’Mahony, Secretary General of the Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport commented: “The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport is delighted to support, and to take an active part in, the Supply Chain Ireland Forum. The Department is committed to supporting the Irish economy by ensuring that goods can be moved more easily about the country and particularly to and from ports and airports.”  


Simon McKeever, Chief Executive of the Irish Exporters Association commented: “Supply Chain Ireland is a very exciting initiative aimed at providing a platform for businesses to learn from one another and from leading experts in the field. The IEA felt a responsibility to drive collaboration across the transport and logistics sectors, corporate and government in order to support and develop the industry.” 


Howard Knott, Trade Facilitation Director, Irish Exporters Association said: “A sustainable, competitive, flexible supply chain has never been more in demand. As Irish exporters penetrate more overseas markets, grow their presence in existing markets, or export for the first time, it is crucial that they are guided along the supply chain.  Supply Chain Ireland has been established to assist our members achieve their optimum supply chain through advice, support and ongoing interaction with suppliers of logistics services. The initiative will be member driven and support activities across the island of Ireland.”   


Gerard O’Reilly, Partner in Crowe Horwath commented: “As an Island, Ireland has been highly successful in developing our export economy and the Supply Chain industry is a critical component of this success. The continuous enhancement of Ireland’s competitiveness is dependent on an efficient Supply Chain and we are delighted to support the Supply Chain Ireland initiative from Irish Exporters Association.  As a leading global firm of accountants and business advisers we specialise in helping companies make the transition to international markets.  Through our support of Supply Chain Ireland and through directly working with ambitious companies, we in Crowe Horwath look forward to supporting Exporters and Supply Chain companies in their growth and their business needs at home and abroad”


Gerry Culligan, Commercial Director Iarnród Éireann / Irish Rail commented“Iarnrod Éireann is delighted to support the Supply Chain Ireland initiative in partnership with the IEA. As we develop the rail freight market  in Ireland it is essential that we work closely with all key stakeholders and play our part in providing a competitive, sustainable and environmentally  friendly supply chain offering for the benefit of our customers and the Irish economy.   Supply Chain Ireland brings together rail, sea, air and road along with the key government and industry bodies to identify, grow and promote Ireland as a leading player in the global supply chain”.  

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For information on the Launch of Supply Chain Ireland click here

For information on the Shannon event which took place in May click here 


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