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A Logistics and Supply Chain Management Q&A with Megan Yeates

On Friday the 4th of December, a representative of our network spoke to a member of the Logistics Project Team for Lidl Ireland, Ms Megan Yeates. 

Megan joined Lidl shortly after finishing up her degree in Logistics and Supply Chain Management from TU Dublin where she achieved a first class honours. 

Megan who joined Lidl as a graduate in 2019 has also previously worked with DHL Global Forwarding. In addition Megan is currently Honorary secretary for the CILT Eastern Section.

Her biggest achievement to date is winning the Gold medal at the inaugural Freight Forwarding Competition at WorldSkills Kazan in 2019. As a result of this incredible achievement, Megan is now ranked number one in the world for Freight Forwarding. 

In this podcast, Megan ran us through her background and how she became interested in logistics and supply chain management, while also breaking down some of the stigmas that have been attached to this line of work. Fears surrounding Covid-19 were also mentioned throughout.

Moreover, her perceptions relating to this pandemic often came as a breath of fresh air and differed significantly from the commonly expressed pessimistic narratives of current times. 

Finally, in the latter part of this podcast, Megan gave us her insight to what the future may hold for the Irish logistics industry. Ultimately, her enthusiasm and her extensive knowledge of the logistics industry can be found in abundance throughout this short Q&A.   


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