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How to Avoid - and Defend - Supply-Chain Disputes

Disputes with suppliers can be costly. Now there's a guide to avoiding them - and defending against them when they do occur.

How to Avoid – and Defend – Supply-Chain Disputes

Legal Blacksmith: How to Avoid and Defend Supply Chain Disputes is the title of a new book by Rosemary Coates and Sarah Rathke, our guests on this episode. Rosemary is president of Blue Silk Consulting and executive director of the Reshoring Institute. Sarah is a trial attorney and partner at the international law firm of Squire Patton Boggs. They have collaborated on a comprehensive guide to forging stable and rewarding relationships between buyers and suppliers. Here, they offer advice on minimizing risk throughout the contracting phase - and maintaining harmonious relationships afterward. Their guidance can help companies to manage an aspect of the supply chain that gets too little attention from top executives – yet can have devastating consequences when it goes wrong. Hosted by Bob Bowman, Managing Editor of SupplyChainBrain.

Look for a new episode of the podcast, which can be downloaded or streamed, every Friday on the SupplyChainBrain website and iTunes.

Show notes:

Coates and Rathke's book, Legal Blacksmith.

Stream or download podcast here

Legal Blacksmith: How to Avoid and Defend Supply Chain Disputes is the title of a new book by Rosemary Coates and Sarah Rathke, our guests on this episode. Rosemary is president of Blue Silk Consulting and executive director of the Reshoring Institute. Sarah is a trial attorney and partner at the international law firm of Squire Patton Boggs. They have collaborated on a comprehensive guide to forging stable and rewarding relationships between buyers and suppliers. Here, they offer advice on minimizing risk throughout the contracting phase - and maintaining harmonious relationships afterward. Their guidance can help companies to manage an aspect of the supply chain that gets too little attention from top executives – yet can have devastating consequences when it goes wrong. Hosted by Bob Bowman, Managing Editor of SupplyChainBrain.

Look for a new episode of the podcast, which can be downloaded or streamed, every Friday on the SupplyChainBrain website and iTunes.

Show notes:

Coates and Rathke's book, Legal Blacksmith.

Stream or download podcast here

How to Avoid – and Defend – Supply-Chain Disputes

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