Speech Title: Industry 4.0
Executive Director of the Reshoring Institute and President of Blue Silk Consulting
Short bio for the program
Rosemary Coates is the Executive Director of the Reshoring Institute, a 501c3 Non-Profit research organization affiliated with four Universities (www.ReshoringInstitute.com). She is an Amazon.com Best Selling author with 5 books: “42 Rules for Sourcing and Manufacturing in China,” 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, and an Expert Witness in legal cases. She teaches Global Supply Chain Strategy at UC Berkeley. She is passionate about bringing manufacturing back to America.
Title of the presentation
Rethinking Global Manufacturing Strategy
According to a recent study, 54% of US manufacturers over $1 billion in revenue are considering Reshoring some or all of their manufacturing. Manufacturing is essential to rebuilding the American middle class and economy, but it is also essential to sustaining the growing economies in other parts of the world including China. Global companies need to determine what to manufacture in America and what to leave in low-cost manufacturing countries. But this isn’t an easy task.