Reshoring China Manufacturing to America w/ Rosemary Coates

Michael MicheliniBusiness, Manufacturing, Podcast3 Comments


Staying warm? Seems like the whole world is frozen over, record cold here in the south of China. Reports of freezing rain in HK. And to make this time even more memorable – baby Maggie was born this past Sunday Jan 24! A snow princess for sure, keeping us all warm in our hearts.

Ok, enough of the soft stuff, let’s cut to the chase and dive right into the show – I need to get back to the hospital to check on Wendy and Maggie, enjoy!

Maybe not in the best interest of a podcast talking about China manufacturing and Asia business, but a topic I think due discussing is the topic of reshoring manufacturing to America

Background of rosemary Coates:

Ms. Coates is the President of Blue Silk Consulting. She is a seasoned executive with an MBA, 25 years’ experience in Supply Chain Management, Operations Management, Project Management and Systems Consulting. Prior to BSC, she was a Senior Director at SAP, the Supply Chain Practice Leader at KPMG Peat Marwick and at Answerthink, and a Regional Manager at Hewlett-Packard. Ms. Coates has consulted with global and domestic clients, VCs and PE firms on operations systems and processes. She has considerable international experience and has worked for extended periods in Asia and Europe. Her experience spans a broad range of industries including High Technology, Software, Chemicals, Health Care, Consumer Products, Industrial Products, Food Distribution, Transportation, Publishing, Retail, Oil and Gas. She has extensive knowledge and experience in manufacturing and outsourcing in Asia, Europe and the US. She has authored an Amazon.com Best Seller book: 42 Rules for Sourcing and Manufacturing in China, 42 Rules for Superior Field Service and the Reshoring Guidebook.

Topics Covered in this Episode

  • What is reshoring?

  • Details

    How is this trend, when did it start, how is it going

  • How it will affect China

  • What factors to consider

  • When it makes sense

  • When it doesn't

  • Example case

  • First steps in doing it

  • Issues to watch out for

  • Is it all or none?

    Maybe can mix and match reshoring with Asia.

People / Companies / Resources Mentioned in this Episode

Episode Length: 23:55

Thanks everyone for listening. What did you think? I have heard Chinese businesses are even open in American factories. Maybe some alternate ways to thinking as everyone is still talking about manufacturing in China. Try to stay ahead of the curve.

Send me some feedback – mike @ global from asia – that’s a wrap this week – catch you next time!

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Colin
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Colin

Very nice show.

Michael Michelini
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glad you enjoyed it Colin – great to hear from you!