Rosemary Coates
Phone: 408.605.8867
Mobile: 408.605.8867
CNSV Affiliate Member

Global Supply Chain Management, Import/Export Compliance, Chinese Manufacturing, Expert Witness

PO Box 760
Los Gatos, CA 95031

Extensive industry experience, including:

  • 25 years in Supply Chain Management, Project Management and Systems Consulting
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in sourcing and manufacturing in China
  • Over 80 global supply chain clients

Experience spans a broad range of industries:

  • High Tech Electronics
  • Software
  • Automotive
  • Chemicals
  • Health Care
  • Consumer Products
  • Industrial Products
  • Food Distribution
  • Transportation
  • Publishing
  • Retail
  • Oil and Gas

President of Global Supply Chain consultancy Blue Silk Consulting and the Executive Director of the Reshoring Institute.  Global supply chain management consultant for 25 years, with an impressive list of over 80 global supply chain clients.

Amazon bestselling author with five books: 42 Rules for Sourcing and Manufacturing in China, 42 Rules for Superior Field Service, Negotiation Blueprinting for Buyers, The Reshoring Guidebook and the just-released Legal Blacksmith – How to Avoid and Defend Supply Chain Disputes.

Extensive experience as an Expert Witness for matters involving global supply chains, and much of her experience and expertise is in sourcing and manufacturing in China.

MBA from University of San Diego and BS in Business from Arizona State University. On the Board of Directors of the University of San Diego Supply Chain Management Institute, and an instructor in Global Supply Chain Strategy at UC Berkeley.

Gave the Jan. 2010 CNSV talk What Everyone Should Know About China and the Feb. 2014 CNSV talk Exploding Hoverboards, and Everything You Wanted to Know About Chinese Manufacturing But Were Afraid to Ask.