Rosemary Coates is founder and executive director of the Reshoring Institute, a nonprofit organization focused on expanding U.S. manufacturing supply chains. She is also president of Blue Silk Consulting, a supply-chain management consulting firm that has helped global supply chain clients for more than 25 years. She is a best-selling author of five supply chain books, including The Reshoring Guidebook and the Legal Blacksmith – How to Avoid and Defend Supply Chain Disputes. She also works as an Expert Witness on legal cases involving global supply chains.
Rosemary serves on the board of directors at the University of San Diego Supply Chain Management Institute and teaches Global Supply Chain Strategy at UC Berkeley. She earned an MBA from the University of San Diego and a bachelor’s degree in business logistics from Arizona State University.
Keywords: supply-chain management, manufacturing innovation, workforce