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Trade

Covid-19

Supply Chain

Manufacturing

Tariffs

Welcome to our tenth episode of the IE Eye on Industry Podcast.

We’ve sat down with Rosemary Coates, Executive Director of the Reshoring Institute and President of Blue Silk Consulting. She is a management consultant with over 25 years of experience and 80 global supply chain clients and is also a Chinese Manufacturing Expert Witness for legal cases involving global supply chain matters. Rosemary is passionate about bringing manufacturing back to America.

We’ll be taking a deep dive into how the impact of the trade war, the geopolitical environment and the disruption from COVID-19 are compelling companies to rethink their global supply chains, manufacturing processes, factory design, automation and skilled workers. What made this “perfect storm” that increased interest in reshoring? And how does technology fit into the solutions for our community?

The age-old question prevails: how do we prepare for the future and develop the next generation workforce? And what does American Industrial Policy and the “new collar” have to do with the answers to that question? Be sure to listen to this insightful and energizing podcast for several take-aways on reshoring the manufacturing industry and rebalancing the global supply chain.

Rosemary Coates is a Best-Selling author with 5 supply chain books including “The Reshoring Guidebook” and ’42 Rules for Sourcing and Manufacturing in China”, 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 has contributed her thoughts on the COVID-19 supply chain impact extensively to various news outlets including Bloomberg, Automotive News, Associated Press and The Atlantic.

Visit www.reshoringinstitute.org for research, case studies and expert guidance on global manufacturing.

We’re excited to have Rosemary join us.

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