FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Cooling Climate in China:
Is Global Trade on the Brink of an American Revolution?
What: With rising labor costs in China, skyrocketing fuel costs, concerns over intellectual property rights, and other difficulties associated with global supply chains, a perfect storm is brewing that is pushing many American companies to consider moving manufacturing back or closer to home.
But several questions remain: Is this a minor trend, a mass exodus, or something in between? Will jobs come back with manufacturing, or will automation reign? And which companies are most likely to make this shift?
The next chapter in Loyola University Chicago’s Supply Chain Breakfast Panel series will tackle this very timely issue that has captured the attention of supply chain planners here and abroad.
- Maciek Nowak, PhD, director of Loyola’s Supply Chain Management program
- John Caltagirone, vice president of supply chain strategy for The Revere Group
- Bob Hess, lead consultant at Newmark Knight Frank Global Corporate Services
- Craig Espevik, vice president of operations for Yaskawa America Inc.
- Chuck Kukla, director of global sourcing and production for the Bradford Group
- Bruce Mizuno, supply chain leader at Shure Inc.
When: 8–10 a.m.
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Where: Regents Hall, 16th Floor, Lewis Towers
Loyola’s Water Shore Campus
111 E. Pearson, Chicago, IL 60611