Ms. Rosemary Coates

Blue Silk Consulting
PO Box 760
Los Gatos , CA 95031
Office: 408-605-8867

Introduction

Rosemary Coates is a Global Supply Chain Expert focusing on Chinese sourcing and manufacturing, Import/Export and logistics with 30 years of experience in industry and consulting. She is the author of five business books including amazon.com Best Seller,"42 Rules for Sourcing and Manufacturing in China", and "42 Rules for Superior Field Service" and "Negotiation Blueprinting for Buyers" and "Reshoring Guidebook" and "Legal Blacksmith- How To Avoid and Defend Supply Chasin Disputes."

Ms. Coates has consulted with over 80 companies worldwide on manufacturing in China, Korea, Indonesia, Mexico, Vietnam and Europe, ERP systems and software implementations, logistics and transportation, import /export, forecasting and outsourcing.

Ms. Coates has experience in High Technology Electronics, Software, Consumer Products, Apparel and Footwear, Toys, Industrial Products, Automotive, Transportation, Oil & Gas, Aerospace, 3PLs and Outsourcing

Ms. Coates earned an MBA in Finance and Statistics and a BS in Business Logistics. She is a Licensed U.S. Customs Broker.


Areas of Expertise

  • Apparel & Textile Industry
  • Contract Manufacturing
  • Import/Export
  • International Business
  • Logistics/Freight Forwarding
  • Materials
  • Storage
  • Supply Chain
  • Warehouse Operations

Expert Background

Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Bachelor of Science in Business Logistics, Arizona State University
MBA with emphasis in Finance and Statistics, University of San Diego

Licensed US Customs Broker
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP)
Institute for Supply Management (ISM)
Project Management Institute (PMI)
Global Supply Chain University
Reshoring Institute
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Rosemary Coates currently teaches Supply Chain Architectures and Strategies at UC Berkeley.
Rosemary Coates taught International Business, Importing/Exporting and Business Decision Making as an Adjunct Professor for 10 years in California Colleges and Universities.
She is a frequent speaker and lecturer on China Business and has recently spoken at Arizona State University, Drucker Business School at Claremont Graduate College and at the University of San Diego.
Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: no
Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: I have been retained as an Expert approximately 20 times and have provided research, written Expert Reports, given depositions and have testified in court
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Chinese Manufacturing and Sourcing
Chinese Contract Manufacturing
Toys - product liability
Electronics
Consumer products
Chinese Drywall
Software Patents related to Supply Chain proceses
Manufacturing
Supply Chain planning
Inventory Tax
Channel Distribution
Software Implementation
Project Management
Sourcing, Purchasing and Procurement
3rd Party Logistics
Outsourcing
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: 50?
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: 650%
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: 10
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: 2016
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: Four
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: Four
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 10 years
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Consulting
Expert Reports
Site Inspections (China)
Surveys
Testimony
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: $500/hr
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: $500/hr
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: $500/hr
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: $500/hr
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: All expenses related to Expert work (including travel, copies, etc) are billed at cost in addition to my hourly fees


References

Sarah Rathke, Partner
Squire Patton Boggs
4900 Key Tower
127 Public Square
Cleveland, OH 44114
sarah.rathke@squiresanders.com

Lexie White, Partner
Susman Godfrey LLP
1000 Louisiana, Suite 5100
Houston, Texas 77002-5096
(713) 651-9366
lwhite@susmangodfrey.com

Gerry Meunier, Partner
Gainsburgh, Benjamin, David, Meunier & Warshauer, LLC
2800 Energy Centre
1100 Poydras Street
New Orleans, LA 70163
membergem@gainsben.com


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