Expert Witness – Forensic Expert – Litigation Support – Speaker Bureau

  • Blue Silk Consulting President Ms. Coates is an MBA and expert in Manufacturing and Supply
    Chain including forecasting, planning, procurement/purchasing, warehousing, distribution, and Import/Export.
  • She has 25+ years experience including significant expertise with manufacturers in the
    USA, China, Singapore, Korea and Japan. Her experience spans a broad range of industries including High Tech, Chemicals, Health Care, Consumer and Industrial Products, Food Distribution, Transportation, Publishing, Retail, Oil and Gas.
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What You Need to Know When You Have A Chinese Products Case

A few times a year, when my clients request it, I go to China to evaluate a manufacturing site, solve a quality problem, or set up a new operation. I have seen some things that are astonishing and some not so pretty.

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How a China Manufacturing Expert Can Assist in Your Case

I help my clients (and the attorneys representing them) to understand the nature of doing business in the tough and tumbling and very high-energy environment of Chinese manufacturing.

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Understanding Chinese Manufacturing and What Went Wrong When Hoverboards Explode

I spend a lot of time qualifying Chinese factories, helping my clients identify new sources and resolving production and quality problems. You wouldn’t believe some of the things I have seen. And when a new fad product arrives on the scene, I cannot help but wonder what might go wrong because there are plenty of things that can. Take hoverboards for example.

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Legal Experience & Services

Professional Experience

Ms. Coates has worked on consulting projects for over 80 clients. Prior to consulting, she spent 10 years as an executive in the high tech industry and as an adjunct professor in California colleges teaching manufacturing, management and international business.

Services

Our services include Consulting, Investigations, Research and Expert Testimony in the following areas:

Business Operations

  • Quality and Defect Management
  • Negligence
  • Manufacturing
  • Procurement and Purchasing
  • Forecasting and Planning
  • Warehousing and Distribution
  • Transportation
  • Import and Export
  • China Sourcing and Manufacturing
  • Field Service

Software and Systems

  • Project Management
  • ERP Systems (SAP and Oracle)
  • Scope Management
  • Runaway Projects
  • Breach of Contract
  • Misrepresentation