On Monday 23rd of March 9 groups of second year CAFRE Greenmount undergraduate students presented to a panel how they would establish a supply chain for a new agriculture or horticultural product. The product has to meet the requirement of a Marks & Spencer supplier.
The students were given the opportunity to research a potential food product, outlining the key elements involved from, “farm to fork” supply chain management associated with their product.
The picture shows the winning team they proposed “Gastropub”. The product they proposed was a slow cook meat dish based on cheek meat from Aberdeen Angus animals. The product would join an already well established and successful M&S Range.
The panel commented of the high standard of the student’s presentations and how much work and effort the students had applied to make their presentations so realistic and professional.
The top three groups will meet at the Marks & Spencer stand at this year’s Balmoral Show to receive their prizes. The overall winning group will receive an all-expenses paid trip to London in June to visit the Marks & Spencer HQ and meet with senior staff.
On the panel was Annitta Engel (M&S HQ Waterside London), Michael Gillan (Food Manager M&S Sprucefield), Frank Foster (Linden Foods Supply Chain Manager Dungannon), Dr Kevin Henry & Rosemary Hunter (CAFRE Greenmount)