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Aidan Browne (Head of Innovation), Anton Barrett (Head of Lifelong Learning), Mary Ellen Kelledy (Programme Director), Aidan Callan (Dundalk Chamber Skillnet)

February 1, 2023

Dundalk Skillnet & DkIT New Programme Launch – Operational Excellence in Supply Chain Management

Dundalk Chamber Skillnet is delighted to collaborate with Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) to offer an innovative Operational Excellence in Supply Change Management Course, QQI Level 7. This course is another example of these two organisations partnering to meet current industry needs to enhance regional capabilities.


Dr Breda Brennan, Head of School, DkIT said “We are delighted to be able to offer this new course in conjunction with Dundalk Chamber Skillnet, our region has always been renowned for entrepreneurs, innovation and business start-ups and we are thrilled to have created a programme to help and support businesses to evolve and gain operational expertise as they expand. We are very excited about this course as it has been developed based on key business stakeholders needs and current industry skill gaps, the content of this programme has been designed to be beneficial from both a personal and organisational level”


Aidan Callan, Network Manager, Dundalk Chamber Skillnet stated “Brexit, Covid and recent international events have exposed the fragility of standard supply chains. This is an innovative programme that introduces operational excellence techniques into standard supply chain processes to support a leaner, more agile, and more profitable supply chain”.


This new 1-year 3 semester long Level 7 Diploma in Operational Excellence for Supply Chain Management aims to give employees from a variety of backgrounds the additional skills, to further enhance their cross disciplinary abilities in the area of Operational Performance.


Operational excellence is a holistic culture change where all employees are empowered and driven to execute the organisational strategy in the most efficient and cost-effective way. Companies are starting to align operational excellence teams at the strategic, value creation, value chain and customer experience levels to enable end-to-end business transformation.


This programme will incorporate major aspects of Operational Excellence such as data and technology driving insights, inventory management unlocking organisational flexibility, omnichannel utilisation as a better way of sourcing, transporting and providing logistics for their products and organisational resilience for dynamic adaptability.


The programme will also include an industry led project where students will be required to utilise the knowledge, skills and competencies gained to apply and improve operational effectiveness within a business environment.


Learning Outcomes on completion of the training programme will include participants being able to demonstrate specialised knowledge of the theory, concepts and practices pertaining to the management of a modern supply chain.


This programme is 80% funded for SME’s (less than 250 employees) through Skillnet Irelands Future Dynamics, Co-Creation initiative. The initiative funds innovative collaborations between business, industry bodies and the training and education ecosystem to address a changing talent landscape.


Cost: 80% funded for SMEs (less than 250 employees) €500. Large Organisations (+250 employees) – €1,500. Unsubsidised cost – €2,500


For more information click: Operational Excellence in Supply Chain Management – QQI Level 7 – Dundalk Chamber Skillnet (dundalkskillnet.ie)

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