Today’s guest is Jennifer Clement, and she joins us to speak about sourcing and manufacturing in China. Jennifer is the President of Complete Holdings and the US Partner of Complete Manufacturing and Distribution, also known as CMD in China. CMD provides boots-on-the-ground support for clients who manufacture in China when it comes to working with a factory network, managing quality control and diversifying a supply base. Jennifer begins by laying out her experience in the manufacturing industry and describing her most recent role with CMD, for which she has been based in Shanghai since 2015. From there, we talk about how CMD works with clients to develop a business case for sourcing a manufacturing location, where they consider variables such as labor, availability of natural resources, and tariffs. In our conversation, we also speak about the different regions in China and the goods they specialize in manufacturing when it makes sense to manufacture in other parts of the globe. We also discuss how CMD is assisting clients in an environment defined by major challenges around material availability, quality control, and supply chain functioning. For all this and more, tune in today.
#194 Sourcing and Manufacturing in China with Jennifer Clement
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.
Jennifer Clement serves as President of Complete Holdings Inc., the USA partner for Complete Manufacturing and Distribution (CMD), where she also serves as Business Acceleration Leader. In addition to business development for CMD, Jennifer leads all USA operations, including service delivery, finance, and business development. Jennifer is passionate about helping leaders around the world craft a vision, reduce time to market, execute with agility, and drive business performance. CMD’s client portfolio spans start-ups to global multi-national companies. Jennifer drives Lean Management across areas of expertise including: market strategy, sourcing, manufacturing, logistics, quality management, e-commerce, and more. Jennifer lived and worked in Asia for four years.
Prior to her time in Asia, Jennifer spent 10 years in the senior care industry helping c-suite executives of leading technology companies drive thought leadership and growth. Jennifer started her career at Johnson Controls (JCI) and spent nine years in product management, distribution channel management, and sales operations; followed by five years at Rockwell Automation (ROK) leading c-suite strategy marketing operations.