Rosemary Coates

Supply chain, operations, and manufacturing expert

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Rosemary Coates

Supply Chain & Manufacturing Specialist


Rosemary Coates is a supply chain strategist who helps clients re-engineer global supply chain processes and architectures. Formerly a Senior Director at SAP and the Supply Chain Practice Leader at KPMG and at Answerthink Consulting, Rosemary has worked for more than 80 clients in a broad range of industries, with particular expertise in China sourcing and manufacturing.


  • International supply chain architectures and strategy
  • Sourcing and procurement
  • Manufacturing
  • Logistics and distribution
  • Import/Export
  • Author of five global supply chain books


  • Management and Systems Consulting – Blue Silk Consulting
  • Senior Director – SAP
  • National Supply Chain Practice Leader – Answerthink
  • Supply Chain Practice Leader – KPMG Peat Marwick
  • Senior Manager – KPMG Peat Marwick
  • Regional Logistics Manager – Hewlett-Packard


  • MBA, University of San Diego
  • BS (Logistics), Arizona State University