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Transport engineering, Business and Management.

Publication Details

LinkLine, the Journal of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) in Ireland, Autumn 2012, pp. 23-24.


A strong focus of NITL’s research activity is on monitoring the extent to which SCM principles and concepts are adopted by organisations based in Ireland. For more than a decade this work has aimed to develop a profile of SCM adoption, as well as identifying some of the critical success factors and barriers influencing firms in their attempts to improve supply chain capability and performance. This article explains the role of SCM in Ireland’s economic recovery and provides an overview of NITL’s latest findings in relation to the adoption of SCM practices by firms in Ireland.