PA059/A/14 Agricultural Technology students focus on the Supply Chain with Linden Foods and Marks & Spencer

10 April 2014
Agricultural Technology degree students from CAFRE’s Greenmount Campus recently participated in an innovative supply chain programme with Linden Foods and Marks & Spencer (M&S). As part of this programme the students visited both Linden Foods in Dungannon and the Food Hall of the Marks & Spencer store in Sprucefield. During both visits the students toured the respective facilities and were given presentations on various aspects of the supply chain.
Following these visits the students were tasked with a project to develop a supply chain for a new food product targeting the M&S customer. The programme culminated with a visit to Greenmount Campus by Linden and M&S staff who observed the student presentations on their project.
The Supply Chain programme was sponsored by Marks & Spencer as part of its Farming for the Future education programme. The retailer has rewarded the winning team of students with a visit to London to its headquarters at Waterside House, Paddington. During this visit, which will take place in June, the students will meet M&S executives and attend a function, where they will receive their awards.
The winning student team comprised Kiera Stewart (Belcoo, Enniskillen), Robert Smyth (Randalstown), Philip Truesdale (Castlewellan), and George Williamson (Newtownbutler). The runner up team was Roger Allen (Loughgall), Conor Brown (Hilltown) and Matthew Brady (Newry).

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