Ensure local manufacture of critical supplies

Review supply chain of critical supplies and support local manufacturing.
Exposure of lack of local manufacturing of critical PPE, and medical equipment, has been key failure of Scottish system, despite local capable companies still existing

Why the contribution is important

Current situation has exposed failure of Scottish government planning to deal with this situation and no Scottish assessment of risk to critical supply chains

by Lixxie on May 08, 2020 at 07:33AM

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  • Posted by DevVeh May 08, 2020 at 17:35

    Just because a component in your supply chain is critical doesnt mean you should do it inhouse.

    If country X makes the best PPE around because they have the best trained staff and equipment. And we cannot make better PPE than country X even if we were spending a huge amount more. Lets just buy the best stuff available from country X.

    This supply should then be managed well with sufficient buffer stocks available
  • Posted by JudyTurner May 09, 2020 at 15:26

    Even if it is just to supplement the imported ppe as per the pevious comment it is surely worthwhile. It would have the knock on effect of supporting our local businesses and the wider economy.
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