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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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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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Stephen T. Hopper, PE
Principal
3605 Sandy Plains Rd.
Suite 240 #483
Marietta GA 30066
USA
phone: 404-832-5326
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Stephen (Steve) T. Hopper, PE, Founder and Principal with Inviscid Consulting, is a Supply Chain professional with extensive experience planning and streamlining warehousing, logistics, and distribution operations.

For more than 30 years, Mr. Hopper has solved supply chain problems for numerous clients ranging from small businesses to Fortune 100 corporations. He helps his clients drive down operating costs, boost capacity, improve customer service, reduce risk, implement effective supply chain solutions, and enhance the performance of their supply chain resources: people, processes, inventory, facilities, equipment, material handling systems, transportation assets, and supply chain information technology (IT).

Mr. Hopper earned a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering (BIE) degree from The Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech). He is past president of both the Atlanta chapter of the Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers (IISE) and the Atlanta chapter of the Warehousing Education & Research Council (WERC). He is also a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and a licensed professional engineer (PE).

Litigation Support - Mr. Hopper serves as an expert witness for cases involving Business Operations and Supply Chain issues. His services are available to attorneys representing plaintiff and defendant and include thorough reports, depositions, and trial testimony as needed.

Areas of Expertise:
  • Supply Chain
  • Warehousing
  • Distribution
  • Logistics
  • Material Handling
  • Productivity
  • Automation
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Warehouse Management System
  • Ecommerce Fulfillment
  • Capacity
  • WMS
  • TMS
  • Warehouse Accident
  • Layout
  • Material Flow
  • Labor Issues
  • Warehouse Safety
  • Software Selection
  • Inventory Control
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    Beat Schlumpf
    MILT, FCILT
    Hagartenstrasse 25
    Biberist CH-4562
    CHE
    phone: 0041415006885
    fax: 0041415006886
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    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 OverviewLitigation 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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    "Economics is strategy." This phrase made me sit up and take notice. It was from an article in The American Interest about China's One Belt One Road initiative (OBOR). Of course, we knew that OBOR was all about economics. I have written about China's building influence around the world, but to simplify China's actions in this one impactful phrase makes it so clear.

    Consider Otis Elevator. OE is one of many U.S. manufacturers, including GE, Whirlpool and NCR, which announced they were bringing factories back to the U.S. from China, Mexico and other countries and whose efforts did not go well.

    Have you been keeping up with the “Amazon Effect” on supply chains? This effect is defined as the impact the digital marketplace has on the traditional business model in retail. But for supply chain professionals, it is so much more.

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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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.