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The Scottish Manufacturing Advisory Service is focused on developing a culture of business excellence in all manufacturing companies in Scotland.

Working with thousands of businesses, SMAS plays a vital role in helping manufacturers in Scotland to achieve success in an increasingly competitive global economy.

Cost, quality and delivery performance, along with increased capacity and enhanced staff morale are just some of the benefits our clients are now enjoying.

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Manufacturing review

The Scottish Manufacturing Advisory Service helps companies by designing and delivering tailored manufacturing improvement support.

Scottish manufacturing

Read Scotland's manufacturing action plan

Action points to help build Scotland’s manufacturing sector

Our innovative and diverse manufacturing sector is central to helping us achieve an expanding, export-driven Scottish economy. 

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Good design can save your business money and give it a competitive edge

Got big ideas on product or service design?

Access our new 'By Design' grant

Get up to £5,000 to improve the design of new or existing products, processes or services.

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How to lead to succeed

Watch our video to hear international business pioneers describe how great leadership can steer your organisation to success.

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How our services help companies like yours

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Optos manufactures success

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BPI Polythene

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Robin MacGeachy managing director of Peak Scientific

Peak behind the scenes: A journey to global success

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Nutscene twine gift set

How exports revitalised Nutscene

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Keira Proctor, managing director of A Proctor Group

A Proctor Group's journey into exports

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