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Scottish Manufacturing Advisory Service

Lean manufacturing support

In October 2016, RTC North was appointed as associate contractor delivering lean manufacturing support for companies across Scotland.

Covering the period from 2016 to 2019, RTC manufacturing specialists will work as providers under a framework contract managed by the Scottish Manufacturing Advisory Service (SMAS) and funded by development agency, Scottish Enterprise.

The Scottish Manufacturing Advisory Service delivers a high-profile programme that helps manufacturing businesses across Scotland improve their competitiveness. Staffed by practitioners with a proven track record of troubleshooting across a wide range of technologies and industrial sectors in Scotland, the SMAS team and its wider associate framework consists of experts in the areas of:

  • Process improvement
  • Lean manufacturing
  • Innovation
  • Allied disciplines
  • Coaching and mentoring

The Scottish Manufacturing Advisory Service is just one of the successful programmes offered by Scottish Enterprise.

Scottish Enterprise is Scotland's main economic development agency and a non-departmental public body of the Scottish Government, building Scotland's international competitiveness through innovation, internationalisation, investment and inclusive growth. They work with partners in the public and private sectors to identify and exploit the best opportunities to deliver a significant, lasting effect on the Scottish economy.

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