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Studying Supply Chain and Logistics

When you think of Domino’s, you might of their pizzas. But a lot goes into serving you that pizzas (or garlic bread!). The company needs to source the ingredients, send them to restaurants on time and per their requirement. When you think of the number of outlets they have and the sheer number of on their menu, this ends be a mind–bogglingly complex operation.

But this is essentially what Logistics and Supply Chain Management is all about—sourcing raw materials (or ingredients), sending them to factories (or kitchens) for processing and delivering the finished goods to shops, distributors or customers, while working to budget, time and resource constraints.

Several courses require you complete an internship alongside studies. This is a great chance to gain relevant work experience and build a professional network in Ireland.

Some of the most sought after universities and colleges in Dublin are:

  • Griffith College Dublin
  • Dublin Institute of Technology

Salary and Career Prospects

Supply and logistics professional are hired by logistics and postal services companies (An Post, Global Logistics),online retail companies (Amazon, eBay), retail and hospitality companies (Marriott, Tesco), factories and warehouses.

Some of the roles they take up are Supply Chain Manager, Logistics Coordinator, Purchasing Manager, Inventory and Reconciliations Manager and Demands Planner.

Salaries vary based on experience, qualifications, skills and location. As a guide, supply chain and logistics professionals earn around €50,000 a year (40 lakhs INR).

Why study in Ireland?

Ireland is a popular study destination for international students. Higher education bodies in Ireland comprise universities, institutes of technology and colleges affiliated to universities. Almost all these establishments are owned and funded by Irish government.

Ireland, or Republic of Ireland as it’s officially known as, neighbours United Kingdom and is a member of European Union. English is the language spoken here.

Irish economy is robust and is a knowledge-based. Key sectors are IT, high-end engineering, life sciences and pharmaceutical and financial services. Several multinational countries operate out of Ireland. These include giants like Apple, Twitter, Facebook, Google, Barclays, Citi, Roche and Johnson and Johnson.

Ireland is vibrant country, with friendly and outgoing people. It has spectacular castles, beautiful beaches and other natural attractions and offers opportunities to take part in outdoor adventure, sports, racing and fishing.

Dublin is the capital and the largest city. It has a thriving cultural scene and it is the birthplace of eminent writers like James Joyce.

International graduates are able to apply for a post-study work permit lasting up to 2 years.

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