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#126 Education for Supply Chain and Global Manufacturing with Cindy Mebruer

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A lot of people, to this day, are only now learning about what supply chain is because of toilet paper. The pandemic has opened up opportunities for supply chain educators, as people are becoming aware of professions in supply chain. However, there is still a lack of education in various spaces such as in grade schools! Today on the Women and Manufacturing podcast we welcome Cindy Mebruer, Director of the Center for Supply Chain Excellence at Saint Louis University. Cindy is well-known throughout the US for running an outstanding supply chain center that supplies both the university and the community of greater Saint Louis. In this episode, we will be discussing an important topic — education for people who are learning about or entering into the profession of supply chain and greater global manufacturing. So stay tuned to find out more!


Rosemary Coates

Ms. Coates is the Executive Director of the Reshoring Institute and the President of Blue Silk Consulting, a Global Supply Chain consulting firm. She is a best-selling author of: 42 Rules for Sourcing and Manufacturing in China and 42 Rules for Superior Field Service and The Reshoring Guidebook. 

Ms. Coates lives in Silicon Valley and has worked with over 80 clients worldwide. She is also an Expert Witness for legal cases involving global supply chain matters.  She is passionate about Reshoring.


Cindy Mebruer

Cindy Mebruer is the Director of the Center for Supply Chain Excellence, within the Chaifetz School of Business, at Saint Louis University. She has spent almost the entirety of her professional career within an academic setting, focusing on professional/student development, customized training, executive education and event/conference execution within the areas of supply chain, operations, logistics, product safety/compliance, procurement, leadership, and more. In addition, Cindy is a member of the Civilian Commanders Program at Scott Airforce Base; and a member of the Board of Directors for Boone Center, Inc. as an officer within the Executive Committee as well as chairing the Development Committee.

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