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Avinash Vashistha
Chairman / CEO
2/10, II Floor
RMV Extension, II Stage , 80 Feet Road
Bangalore 560094
IND
phone: 91-80-23519760
fax: 91-80-23519762
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Avinash Vashistha has dedicated his career to the unique requirements of the Global Outsourcing Market. His background and understanding of the practices surrounding Offshore Markets provides clients with a custom offshoring strategy, supplier / build mapping, favorable pricing, reduced risk, successful transition and sustainable performance contracts that address issues unique to offshore delivery.

Mr. Vashistha has evaluated and conducted due diligence on over 200 supplier firms, including companies in India, Russia, China, Philippines, Malaysia, C&E Europe, US, Canada, UK, Ireland and Vietnam. He has directed sourcing assessments, IT and BPO / KPO sourcing transactions and executed program governance models realizing $6 Billion in savings for clients. Avinash also developed significant expertise in the areas of R&D, Technology, Human Resources, Finance and Accounting, Analytics, Investment Research, claims processing and other domain specific voice and back office business processes. Mr. Vashistha has been a strong proponent of well-qualified, but lesser known tier-two suppliers in the competitive sourcing process.

Thought Leader: His opinions are sought and recognized by worldwide organizations and conference organizers such as IDC, NASSCOM, CITEM, C-Level, Private Equity Conference, the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce, CII, SBPOA and IAOP. Leading media conglomerates such as the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Time, The Straits Times, The Business Times, USA TODAY, CNN, CNBC, Forbes, Business Week, Bangkok Post, NDTV, Times Group, Business Standard and Cyber Media have featured Avinash extensively. He has been recognized by HRO Today as ‘HRO Superstar’ for 2006 and 2007 in the category of thought leaders and advisors on outsourcing. He has also been recognized as ‘FAO Superstar’ for 2007.
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Terry Morgan, DLP, CTL, Surface Transp. Practitioner.
Christina M. Comisarek, Transportation Safety Expert
703 S. Elmer Ave., Ste, 116
Sayre PA 18840
USA
phone: 800-765-8789
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Terry Morgan, Inc. (TMI), is dedicated to the operations, management, economics, and regulation of Trucking and Distribution services. With over 40 years in business, their clients include law firms, insurance companies, state and federal agencies, financial institutions, transportation businesses, warehousing, manufacturing firms, and freight brokers.

Litigation Support - TMI has been providing Expert Witness Services since 1989 in the areas of:
  • Motor Carrier / Rail Administrative Law
  • Truck involved Accidents
  • Physical Distribution Management
  • Shipping Dock Operations
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Transportation Economics
  • Motor Carrier / Driver Safety and Operations
  • Freight Broker Operations
  • Passenger Operations
  • Loss and Damage Claims
  • Contracts
  • Rates and Leases
  • Warehousing
  • Traffic Management


  • Terry Morgan Transportation Expert PhotoTerry E. Morgan has been a credentialed transportation expert for over 50 years. He has participated in approximately 1,000 litigation matters throughout the United States, for shippers, carriers, freight brokers, and loss and damage claims.

    Mr. Morgan is a Distinguished Logistics Professional and is Certified in Transportation and Logistics by the American Society of Transportation and Logistics and is a STB Practitioner admitted to practice transportation administrate law originally before the Interstate Commerce Commission then the Federal Highway Administration and the Surface Transportation Board. Additionally, he is a Certified Factoring Specialist and a Certified Capital Specialist, designations awarded to him by the American Cash Flow Association.

    Christina Comisarek Trucking Safety Expert PhotoChristina M. Comisarek is a Transportation, Driver Behavior, and Driving safety Expert. She has been driving mostly short doubles for over 20 years. Ms. Comisarek also has experience with triples, long doubles, and driving school buses. She has been awarded Accident Free Driving all 20 years of her experience.

    For the last 10 years. Ms. Comisarek has been the manager of a small trucking business overseeing the daily operations, all of which prepared her for her transition to a Safety Trainer / Instructor, Consultant, and Expert Witness.

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    255 Avian Lane
    Madison AL 35758
    USA
    phone: 256-457-9782
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    Greg H. Parlier, PhD (Colonel, US Army, Retired), began his Army career as a section leader in an airborne infantry battalion and retired as the senior, most experienced Operations Research (OR) Analyst on active duty. A career Air Defense Artillery officer, Dr. Parlier was stationed overseas in the Far East, Europe, and Southwest Asia. A combat veteran with 5 operational deployments, he is the recipient of more than 35 decorations, foreign awards, campaign, and service medals.

    Dr. Parlier currently serves as a Defense Analyst and Systems Engineering Consultant. With over 40 years experience in leadership, management, strategic planning, and organizational innovation, his unique qualifications and expertise include building, developing, and leading multi-disciplinary teams confronting transformational challenges in large commands and complex organizations. He has been an advisor to: commercial firms ranging from small hi-tech start-ups to Fortune 100 consulting companies; US Government organizations, including senior OR advisor supporting US Forces in Iraq; and several foreign governments.

    Author of numerous professional journal articles and an award-winning text, Dr. Parlier has presented over 200 papers on Military Operations Research, Army Manpower and Officer Personnel Policy, and National Security Resource Challenges at a wide variety of national and international conferences during the past 25 years. A former West Point professor and Professional Engineer, he is adjunct professor of Operations Research at a top research university and member of several National Academies of Sciences and Engineering special studies.

    Dr. Parlier is Program Chair for the annual International Conferences on Operations Research and Enterprise Systems, Past President of INFORMS MAS, and Editorial Board Chair for Phalanx: The Magazine of National Security Analyses.

    Education :
    • PhD, Systems Engineering, Wesleyan International University
    • MS, Operations Research, Naval Postgraduate School
    • MA, National Security Studies, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University
    • BS, Engineering, US Military Academy, West Point
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      Dr. Sher Paul Singh
      Ph.D., CPP
      1151 Michigan Avenue #120
      East Lansing MI 48823
      USA
      phone: 517-285-3962
      fax: 517-203-0094
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      Dr. Sher Paul Singh, Ph.D., CPP, principal at Packaging Forensics Associates Inc., specializes in the areas of Packaging, Machinery, Transportation, Logistics and Material Handling. Dr. Singh is a Professor Emeritus at Michigan State University and has over 26 years of faculty service in the School of Packaging and was the founding Director of the Consortium of Distribution Packaging Research. His faculty and corporate experience includes research and teaching in the areas of Packaging, Transportation and Logistics, Innovative Packaging Materials and Processes, Machinery, Robotics and Sustainability.

      Dr. Singh has published over 200 papers, technical reports and book chapters. As an Expert Witness, he has testified in various lawsuits involving product liability, packaging, damage during transportation and injury from loading and unloading truck trailers and rail boxcars. Dr. Singh has provided his expert opinion in three hundred litigation matters. He has testified in federal, district and international courts. Dr. Singh has served as a legal expert to various Fortune 500 companies, federal agencies and international organizations like the Department of Defense, Department of Justice, USPS, United Nations, World Bank, European Union and ISO addressing problems related to Packaging and Transportation.

      Areas of Expertise:
      • Packaging Product Liability
      • Warning & Markings
      • Personal Injury with Packaging and Aerosols
      • Loading and Unloading Injuries or Fatalities on Truck Trailers
      • Damage Claims
      • Intellectual Property - (Patents, Copyrights & Trademarks)
      • Patent Infringement
      • Fire / Flammability
      • Hazardous Material Shipment & Use
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      Beat Schlumpf
      MILT, FCILT
      Hagartenstrasse 25
      Biberist CH-4562
      CHE
      phone: 0041415006885
      fax: 0041415006886
      Beat K. Schlumpf is an Expert in European Supply Chain Management, Networks and Logistics. He has over 30 years of experience in supply chain execution. Mr. Schlumpf has extensive knowledge in a broad range of management assignments with a focus on facilities design, worldwide distribution network design, expansion and consolidation and warehousing for textile, machinery, postal services (mail, parcel, express) and transportation industries.

      He has acted as an Expert at the UNCTAD and was featured speaker on practices and operation used by global freight logistics firms for the World Trade Organization (WTO) and lecturer for distribution logistics.

      Mr. Schlumpf has published articles on outsourcing, one stop shopping and co-operation with forwarders and integrators and new inventing Operations Audit to increase efficency.
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      Reference book with more than 1500 abbreviations.
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      Dr. Karina Sneiderova, MBA, ICFA, ASI
      Vice President
      Headquarters
      Rue General Dufour 22
      Geneva CH-1211
      CHE
      phone: 41-225-752-948
      fax: 41-225-948-025
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      Carlo Scevola & Partners is an International Fiduciary Company headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, with branches in six continents. We specialize in International Planning, Strategic Consulting and Wealth Management.

      Our clients trust us for everything from setting up an Offshore Company to Mergers and Acquisitions to Business Finance and Asset Protection. CS&P’s customer-centric methodology ensures that each client gets a custom-tailored solution which addresses that business’ individual objectives and requirements.

      Our team has expertise in every functional category and every important geography. From finance to operations to human resources to marketing – from the Americas to Europe to Africa, Asia and Oceania – CS&P can bring together experienced executives who know how to advise you and will make your enterprise a success. All this while always protecting your privacy.

      Services Offered:

      Business and Strategic Consulting
    • S.W.O.T. Analysis
    • Pre-investment Feasibility Studies / Competitive Background Assessments
    • Business Plan Research, Writing and Production
    • Strategy Definition / Implementation
    • Reworking of Operating Processes for International Suitability
    • Industrial Partnership Scouting / Matching
    • Tailor Business Model to Market Environment, Jurisdiction and Local Authorities Requirements

      Corporate Finance:
    • Mergers, Acquisitions and CessionsCommercial Due Diligence or Investment / Financial Appraisals
    • Company Reorganization and Restructuring
    • Financial Feasibility Plans for Industrial Expansion
    • Scouting / Recruiting Highly Qualified Financial Management
    • Exit Strategies in the event of Buy-outs, Buy-ins, Spin-offs or MBOs, MBIs and LBOs
    • Listing on Stock Exchanges

      Offshore Consulting:
    • International Tax Planning
    • Corporate Structuring, Maintenance and Trusts
    • International Contracts Law
    • Jurisdictions
    • Residency and Citizenship
    • International Banking
    • Logistic Support
    • Government Licenses
    • Aircrafts and Vessels
    • Intellectual Property

      CS&P Operates In More Than 80 Countries Around The World.

    • Carlo Scevola and Karina Sneiderova
      Intended as a unique source of inspiration for effective business organization and tax planning, as well as a quick and easy reference book, the Offshore Jurisdictions Guide is a comprehensive and objective guide to offshore jurisdictions offering personal taxation and business opportunities. Providing a solid overview of 100 jurisdictions around the world, this is an essential handbook for financial experts, legal advisors, consultants, and the general public.
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      Rosemary Coates
      President
      PO Box 760
      Los Gatos CA 95031
      USA
      phone: 408-605-8867
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      Rosemary Coates Global Supply Chain Management Expert PhotoRosemary Coates, President of Blue Silk Consulting, is a seasoned executive with an MBA and 25+ years of experience in Chinese Sourcing and Manufacturing, Supply Chain Management, Procurement, Manufacturing and ERP Systems Consulting.

      Background Experience - Prior to BSC, Ms. Coates 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.

      Ms. Coates' experience spans a broad range of industries including High Technology, Software, Chemicals, Health Care, Consumer Products, Industrial Products, Food Distribution, Transportation, Publishing, Retail, and Oil and Gas. She has extensive knowledge and experience in manufacturing and outsourcing in Asia, Europe, and the US. She has written five Amazon.com books including Best Seller, 42 Rules for Sourcing and Manufacturing in China, and Legal Blacksmith: How to Avoid and Defend Supply Chain Disputes, and 42 Rules for Superior Field Service, and Negotiation Blueprint for Buyers, and The Reshoring Guidebook

      Ms. Coates is also the Executive Director of the Reshoring Institute and a member of the Board of Directors at the University of San Diego Supply Chain Management Institute. She teaches Global Supply Chain Strategy at UC Berkeley.

      She earned a BS in Business at Arizona State University and an MBA at the University of San Diego. She resides in Silicon Valley.

      Rosemary Coates: Supply Chain Management Overview


      Litigation Support - 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 Chinese Imports. She has worked on legal cases for the past 10 years, writing reports, giving depositions, and testifying at trial.

      Case Opinions:
      • Project Management for Enterprise Software
      • ERP Software Consulting Implementation Failures and Runaway Projects
      • China Sourcing and Manufacturing
      • Chinese Products
      • Import / Export Management
      • Software Patents
      • Securities
      • Sales Channel Distribution and Compensation
      • Supply Contracts
      • Inventory Tax
      • Global Manufacturing Operations, Contract Manufacturing, CMS, EMS
      • Transportation and logistics, 3PLs and Freight Forwarders, Freight Shipping
      Areas of Expertise:
      • Chinese Products / Chinese Imports
      • Chinese Manufacturing
      • Chinese Toys
      • Chinese Plastics
      • Chinese Drywall
      • Electronics
      • Purchasing
      • Operations Planning
    • Inventory
    • Warehousing
    • Supply Chain
    • Distribution Channel
    • Manufacturing Operations
    • Field Service
    • Supply Contracts
    • ERP Systems Implementations
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      The first book of its kind, Legal Blacksmith explains how to optimize supply chain relationships, starting with marketing outreaches and supplier bidding through handling legal disputes when supply chain relationships fail. This book is for in-house counsel who want to better understand supply chain operations, and supply chain operations personnel who want to better understand the law that applies to their field.
      Rosemary Coates
      For business people who are experienced in doing business in China, or for first-time visitors, this book will provide valuable insights from real executives and experts. These executives offer their personal experiences and recommendations about sourcing and manufacturing in China.
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      Provides an understanding of holistic thinking and analysis based on multiple internal customer needs on the buy side and multiple stakeholders on the sales side.
      Rosemary Coates
      The guidebook will assist you with steps to a successful Reshoring project by taking you through various decision components one by one. You will find thought-provoking ideas, helpful exercises, and outlines for things you will be considering during your Reshoring evaluation.
      Rosemary Coates, et al
      Complicating field service operations in today's environment is the global nature of the installed base and where in the world your products and spares are manufactured. Sourcing global parts, managing the parts supply chain and the investment required are the things that keep managers up at night. This book provides 42 essential rules to benchmark and develop a global service business.