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How will Brexit impact your supply chain?

Are you worried about the impact of Brexit on European suppliers in your supply chain? Finding Scottish and UK suppliers could help reduce risk exposure. Know your supply chain options ahead of Brexit and plan with our help. 

Free research service to help find suppliers

Contact Scottish Enterprise's research team by completing the form below. Give us details of your industry and the types of supplier you’re looking for. We’ll search a range of web and subscription databases to help you find the suppliers you need.

If you’d like to speak one-to-one with a member of the team, just let us know a good time to call you back.

Alternatively, scroll down for help with supply chain mapping and supplier directories to conduct your own search.

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Securing your supply chain 

Supply chain mapping - what is it and how can it help?

It's important to understand the parts of your supply chain which might be impacted by Brexit. 

Supply chain mapping is a straightforward exercise to help identify risk points in your supply chain. These risks should be prioritised and courses of action agreed upon. But, it's essential to involve the right people in this activity. For example, you might want to include supply chain managers, buyers, warehouse staff, technical staff and finance staff.

The purpose of the map is to help visualise the complexity of a supply chain and use the teams’ technical expertise to identify potential risk points. If supply chain mapping is a new concept and you'd like further advice, contact the Scottish Manufacturing Advisory Service (SMAS).

Search directories to find alternative suppliers

The following links can be used to help you identify and assess alternative suppliers ahead of Brexit. The directory sources provide an accurate and up-to-date list of options if you are considering using local suppliers:

Supplier directories by sector