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Legal Blacksmith: How to Avoid and Defend Supply Chain Disputes

Legal Blacksmith was written to help executhow toive management, supply chain executives, in-house legal professionals, and other attorneys to deal with difficult supply chain issues.

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42 Rules for Sourcing and Manufacturing in China

A practical guide to finding, qualifying, and managing Chinese manufacturers.

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42 Rules for Superior Field Service: The Keys to Profitable Field Service and Customer Loyalty

The Keys to Profitable Field Service and Customer Loyalty.

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Negotiation Blueprinting for Buyers: fact based negotiation with case studies

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The Reshoring Guidebook

Following these steps will help you avoid reshoring failure.

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MANUFACTURERS CORNER

How to Move Production Out of China

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MANUFACTURERS CORNER

Interview with Rosemary Coates

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PLANNING WEBCAST SERIES

Reshoring: The Urgent Need to Bring Manufacturing Back to America

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VOICE OF AMERICA

US Experts See Growing Desire to Curb Outsourcing to China

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CHaINA Magazine

PLANET MONEY

If China’s Currency Rose, Would U.S. Get Jobs Back?

Morning Editon Oct, 01, 2010

There’s a push in Congress to punish China for keeping its currency cheap. A bill, which has passed the House but not the Senate, would allow the U.S. to slap tariffs on Chinese goods. The goal is to force China to strengthen its currency. And that, in theory, would help American exporters. But many economists think the strategy wouldn’t work and could backfire disastrously.
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DINGDING TV

Silicon Valley Business Mixer On Reshoring

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DINGDING TV

DingDingTV-Innovation Dialog

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SupplyChainBrain.com

How to Move Production Out of China

March 18, 2016 – The reshoring of manufacturing from China is no longer in question. Whether that work ever makes it back to the U.S., however, is another matter entirely.

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SupplyChainQuarterly.com

Book provides guidance on handling (and avoiding)
supply chain disputes

April 14, 2016 – In Legal Blacksmith, a longtime supply chain executive and a veteran attorney team up to help keep supply chain professionals out of the courtroom……

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Supply Chain Brain Magazine

Manufacturing is Leaving China – but is it Coming to the U.S.?

June 2016 – The reshoring phenomenon is real. It’s driven by rising labor costs in China, and the increasing risk of maintaining long supply lines for western markets. What can companies do to bring that production back to the U.S.?

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InsiderLouisville.com

Lessons in reshoring: The turnaround at GE’s Appliance Park

December 30, 2015 – Bright light reflects off the shiny exterior of row upon row of water heaters that stand like sentinels in Building 2 of General Electric Co.’s Appliance Park. The products soon will be shipped to retail stores such as Lowe’s, where they sell for about $1,000…..

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CaliforniaCEO.net

Reshoring, Bringing Manufacturing Jobs Back to U.S.

December 9, 2015 – Many American companies that have taken their manufacturing jobs overseas in favor of cost-saving affordable Chinese labor have either begun to bring some of those jobs back to the United States, or are seriously thinking about doing so, according to a consultant to the supply chain industry and director of the Reshoring Institute……

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ConnXus.com

For businesses in China, breaking up is hard to do

December 4, 2015 – Rosemary Coates, Founder of Blue Silk Consulting (WBE) and The Reshoring Institute, recently shared insightful information about how reshoring initiatives present opportunities for diverse suppliers, including woman-owned, minority owned and veteran-owned businesses. Learn more about how The Reshoring Institute supports the diversification of US supply chains in this guest blog authored by Ms. Rosemary Coates….

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MMH.com

60 seconds with Rosemary Coates, Reshoring Institute and the University of San Diego

December 1, 2015 – At the Supply Chain Outlook Summit, you talked about your roles as a consultant, advising clients on their outsourcing strategies and also as the executive director of the Reshoring Institute, advising companies on how to bring some of that manufacturing back to North America and the United States. In a sense, you’ve seen them going and coming. How do you describe what is going on in the market today?….

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PlasticsToday.com

For businesses in China, breaking up is hard to do

August 21, 2015 – The hottest trend in U.S. manufacturing is reshoring, and this means big opportunities for plastics manufacturers. According to a recent study by Boston Consulting Group, 54% of all U.S. companies with more than $1 billion in revenues are planning or considering reshoring at least some of their manufacturing. Wal-Mart’s U.S. manufacturing initiative promises to buy $250 million in U.S.-made…

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AreaDevelopment.com

Skillfully Managing a Manufacturing Reshoring Project

December 23, 2014 – There’s more involved in successfully reshoring a foreign manufacturing operation back to the U.S. than simple cost comparisons. These initiatives have many moving parts and require careful planning. So where should a company begin?

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SDCExec.com

What Happens When You Decide to Leave China?

December 8, 2014 – Reshoring is the hottest trend in U.S. manufacturing. According to a recent study by Boston Consulting Group, 54 percent of all United States companies over $1 billion in revenues are planning or considering bringing at least some of their manufacturing back to the U.S.

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CEOWorld.biz

FAILURE ALERT: What Happens When Reshoring Goes Wrong

November 26, 2014 – A million things can go wrong every day in business. So when companies consider a new, big project like Reshoring they need to be especially vigilant and prepared. We want to see manufacturing come back to America to rebuild our middle class and strengthen our economy. But it’s not as simple as shuttering the production plant in China and recreating it at home. Reshoring is a complicated project with lots of moving parts and potential points of failure.

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UtilityProducts.com

Train Your Teams to Deal with Counterfeit Parts

July 18, 2014 – Your field service techs are key when it comes to recognizing and dealing with counterfeit parts. Counterfeit parts can have significant impact on equipment operations or may cause safety hazards and endanger lives. For example, a counterfeit part installed in military or commercial aircraft may cause malfunctioning of other systems and result in deteriorated performance or even loss of the aircraft.

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ChiefExecutive.net

How to Ensure Your Reshoring Project Won’t Fail

June 12, 2014 – Consider Otis Elevator. OE is one of many U.S. manufacturers, including GE, Whirlpool and NCR, which announced they were bringing factories back to the U.S. from China, Mexico and other countries and whose efforts did not go well.

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AreaDevelopment.com

How Will You Know When to Reshore?
Five Factors to Consider

February 27, 2014 – There are many factors to consider when “rebalancing your manufacturing,” reshoring some operations to the U .S. and leaving others in place to serve the growing Asian market. Several of the important factors in the original offshoring decisions have dramatically changed.

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ChiefExecutive.net

Will You Know When to Leave China?

November 1, 2013 – Considered the “workshop of the world,” China is losing some of its cache’ as an unstoppable manufacturing powerhouse. Rising labor and energy costs are forcing manufacturers just like you to reconsider locating operations to even lower cost labor countries such as Vietnam and Indonesia.

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Sun Sentinel

Boca Raton firm to target China’s middle-class consumers

here is a lot of hunger for American goods, and the middle class is growing.

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CHINA BUSINESS REVIEW

9 Rules for Logistics in China

A carefully selected logistics partner can help companies overcome their China supply chain challenges.

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The Atlanta Post

THE ATLANTA POST

Top 10 Things You Need to Know About Doing Business in China

Dec, 08, 2010

We consulted with Rosemary A. Coates, president of Blue Silk Consulting and the author of 42 Rules for Sourcing and Manufacturing in China, who provided us…
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CHaINA Magazine

CHaINA magazine

“Why China Is Not Ready For Lean Manufacturing”
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Lehigh University Center for Value Chain Research

“Undulating Global Supply Chains — Currency Adjustments Drive Motion”
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Rosemary Coates. President Blue Silk Consulting. Ms. Coates is President of Blue Silk Consulting.
Prior to BSC, she was
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