Food Industry Collaboration

Collaboration along supply chains enables better planning and investment decisions, faster decision making, greater efficiencies and increased profitability for all.

We aim to deliver growth and value in Scotland’s food and drink industry by increasing collaboration and developing integrated supply chains. We work with the Scottish food industry and its partners to promote and develop collaboration to exploit local, UK and export market opportunities, increase productivity and efficiencies, create scale, and build the reputation of Scotland – land of food and drink.

Scotland Food & Drink

Scotland Food & Drink is the focus for food industry collaboration in Scotland. SAOS is a pro-active member, participant and contributer. SF&D is a unique leadership organisation – supported by the Scottish Government – tasked with growing the value of Scotland’s food and drink sector, making it more profitable and delivering greater global success in a challenging and competitive environment.

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Connect Local

Connect Local is a free, advisory service for the local Scottish food and drink sector.  It is delivered by a team of experts from SAOS, SAC Consulting, Scotland Food & Drink and Seafood Scotland, and funded by Scottish Government and European Maritime and Fisheries Fund.

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You can follow the project on Twitter through @ConnectLocalSc

Get in touch on 01224 711044 or by email at:


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Market Driven Supply Chain Project

For supply chains to work at their best, it is important that they are truly market driven, meaning everyone in the chain is fully informed and engaged and able to meet increased demand, from primary production through to delivery to the consumer.

The Market Driven Supply Chain Project (MDSC) was designed to help unlock some of the biggest and most lucrative market opportunities for the Scottish food and drink sector.

To build on its original success, the second phase of the MDSC was announced and this phase began in 2017.

Find out more about the work of the SAOS Supply Chain team and these projects at: