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Rosemary Coates, MBA (US Customs Expert Witness)

(US Customs Expert Background Info Summary)

Rosemary Coates, MBA is a US Customs Expert Witness who is a licensed United States Customs Broker and an Area Response Designee, US Department of Transportation and Federal Emergency Management Agency. She is a Board Member of the University of San Diego’s Supply Chain Institute. She is active in the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, the Institute for Supply Management.

Ms. Coates received her Bachelor of Science in Business Logistics from Arizona State University WP Carey School of Business and MBA in Finance and Operations Management from the University of San Diego Graduate School of Business. She currently teaches Supply Chain Architecture at University of California Berkeley.


(US Customs Expert Bullet Points of Interest)

  • Written expert reports and research briefs
  • Testified in depositions, arbitration, and trials
  • Member of Reuter’s Insight, a Community of Experts
  • Writes a monthly column for Supply Chain Management Review


(US Customs Expert Final Words/Short Summary)

Ms. Coates is President of Blue Silk Consulting. China is one of her areas of specialty. She has authored 5 books (including an Best Seller Book), several articles, and done many presentations and taught classes. She has 25 years of experience in Supply Chain Management, Project Management and ERP Systems Implementation Consulting.

As an Expert Witness, Ms. Coates has assisted attorneys in their understanding of relevant supply chain operations and practices in sourcing, logistics, distribution, manufacturing, inventory and import/export trade compliance, and systems implementations. She has opined on China Sourcing and Manufacturing; Chinese Products: Electronics, Toys, Apparel, Plastics, and Automotive; Import/Export Management; Securities related to Supply Chain; etc. to name a few.

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Published: February 4, 2023
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