TSMA General Meeting - Virtual. 11:00 am on February 2, 2021
Keynote Presentation: What’s Your Global Manufacturing Strategy? Is it Time to Reshore? Time to Act. That’s what many companies are feeling now that manufacturing risks and vulnerabilities have been exposed by the pandemic. Parts shipments have been delayed from Asia. Freight rates have doubled. Markets have changed and demand has shifted wildly. The economy is uncertain. What do we do now? We will discuss global manufacturing strategies and reshoring of manufacturing and sourcing. It’s time to rebuild manufacturing in America.
Presenter: Rosemary Coates, Founder & Executive Director, Reshoring Institute
Rosemaryis the President of Blue Silk Consulting, a supply-chain management consulting firm. She is also the Founder and Executive Director of the Reshoring Institute, a 501c3 nonprofit organization focused on expanding U.S. manufacturing.
She has been a management consultant for 25+ years, helping over 80 global supply chain clients worldwide. She is an Amazon.com best-selling author with five Supply Chain Management books, including The Reshoring Guidebook, 42 Rules for Sourcing and Manufacturing in China, 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.
Manufacturing Virtual Tour:Marine Innovations
Marine Innovations was started in 1991 by Mike & Lori Botzet in St. Paul, Minnesota. As an industry leader in the inclined elevator Marine Innovations has installed over 600 systems across the United States, Canada, Central America and the Caribbean. Our largest customer group is homeowners with homes located on rivers and lakes when their property has elevation change. We also have a strong representation of land-locked residential systems, transporting people from their garage to home or home to recreational space and commercial systems. Our systems are approved for use in some of the most stringent states. Since no two hills are the same, each system is designed for that exact application. Our staff visits each site to build a firm estimate and provide the information required to engineer and build a strong, safe lift system. Our factory trained installers professionally and efficiently install each system. Marine Innovations backs each system with the best warranty in the industry and provides exceptional factory support. A Marine Innovations, Inc. inclined elevator will provide a homeowner with a durable, dependable lift, allowing them effortless enjoyment of their views and waterfront. Also they provide a luxury resort, multi-unit residential facility, marina or any other commercial property a premium experience to their guests, access without steps.
Presenter:Eric Hausten, Marketing Manager Eric Hausten is marketing manager for Marine Innovations, Inc. A graduate of Minnesota State University, Moorhead, his marketing career spans over twenty-five years and includes work for industry leading companies including Lund Boat Company, SJE-Rhombus and Forum Communications. Hausten manages brochure development, website administration, social media content, company communications and other marketing duties for Marine Innovations, Inc.