Conference Date
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Chicago, IL

2015 Speakers

Rosemary Coates

Executive Director of the Reshoring Institute and President of Blue Silk Consulting

Reshoring Institute

Rosemary Coates is the Executive Director of the Reshoring Institute, a 501c3 Non-Profit collaboration with the University of San Diego (  She is also the President of Blue Silk Consulting, a Global Supply Chain consultancy ( ). She is an Best Selling author with 5 books:  “42 Rules for Sourcing and Manufacturing in China,”  “42 Rules for Superior Field Service,”  “Negotiation Blueprinting for Buyers,” “The Reshoring Guidebook,” and “Legal Blacksmith – How to Avoid and Defend Supply Chain Disputes.”  Ms. Coates earned an MBA from University of San Diego and a BS in Business Logistics from Arizona State University.  She has been a management consultant for 25 years, helping over 80 global supply chain clients.  She serves on the Board of Directors of the University of San Diego Supply Chain Management Institute and teaches Global Supply Chain Strategy at UC Berkeley.  She is passionate about bringing manufacturing back to America.

R1: Reshoring and Rebalancing Global Supply Chains