20th January 2014

Improving Efficiency and Profitability in the Lamb Supply Chain – Free Workshops

A series of free workshops, open to all lamb producers, which are designed to add value, reduce waste and develop a more competitive, profitable Scottish sheep sector are being rolled out across central and southern Scotland in the next eighteen months.

The three regional producer groups, which will host seven meetings each, will take forward the key findings of a project undertaken during the 2012/13 lamb marketing season. This work identified that every link of the supply chain - from farmers to hauliers, processors and retailers – is struggling to deliver a margin due to the absence of an integrated, collaborative supply chain.

The practical and interactive workshop sessions, which will be funded by QMS, Farm Stock (Scotland) Ltd and the Scottish Government Skills Development Scheme and facilitated by SAC Consulting (part of SRUC), aim to enhance collaboration and communication in the supply chain, and improve productivity and profitability at all levels.

At each meeting participants will hear from a range of speakers from different parts of the supply chain - including producers, hauliers, processors, retailers and industry experts - who will outline the key issues and challenges faced by their businesses as well as making suggestions for improvement.

Lamb Supply Chain project introductory workshop dates:

  • Tuesday 28th January 2014 – Lodge Hotel, Carfraemill, starting at 12 noon with a free lunch
  • Thursday 30th January 2014 - Buccleuch Hotel, Thornhill, starting 7.15pm
  • Thursday 27th February 2014 - Inchyra Grange Hotel, Grange Road, Falkirk, starting at 7.30pm

Booking is essential for each workshop and places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. To book your place contact Kirsty at QMS on 0131 472 4040 or email info@qmscotland.co.uk with your name, address and telephone number, stating which of the workshops you would like to attend.

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