University College Cork’s MBS ISBP (Information Systems for Business Performance) was established in 2007 and outperforms other courses in its category through its integration of core business and IT-skills, application of theory to practice, leveraging industrial partnerships and development of transferable business communication skills. As a conversion course, students across different disciplines acquire skills in applied problem-solving, building, managing and leveraging IT for organizations in roles such as analysts, programmers and managers.
This year Seabrook were delighted to be involved with the MBS ISBP Group as mentors to a group of students from the University program. Seabrook has a strong relationship with University College Cork for many years; several members of our team are UCC Graduates and I was honoured to Chair the Advisory Board for Business Information Systems for the past ten years.
I would like to congratulate this group of students who received the highest possible grade for their project. Seabrook’s William O’Sullivan, Director & Senior Consultant, and Ian Foley, Marketing Executive North America and Europe, mentored the group.
For four months the group worked on a project and created a detailed report that highlights the functionalities of mobile manufacturing execution systems (MES) and how it can impact organizational efficiency within a company. As pioneers of research in the area of mobile MES, the group produced a valuable document for further research on the topic. This report is of significant interest to those companies in the manufacturing sector who are considering using such mobile devices in their own companies. The report outlines the value of mobile MES and demonstrates how this innovative platform can be leveraged to bring major benefit to manufacturers.
Several Cork based manufacturing multinationals including EMC and Stryker Neurovascular hosted site visits for the ISBP Group and this provided very valuable experience to the students.
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the Course Coordinator, Dr. Karen Neville, and the student’s Academic Mentor, Dr. Rob Gleasure, for their part in this project and for giving our team the opportunity to further strengthen Seabrook’s relationship with University College Cork.