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Industry Insights from Colliers Supply Chain Solutions

The invasion of Ukraine by the Russian military and on-going war has greatly impacted the global economy and related supply chain, including negative ramifications on commodities, energy, fiscal policy, and other areas. However, when analyzing specific challenges to the U.S. supply chain, a more nuanced picture is revealed.

In this Industry Insights briefing, Colliers Supply Chain Solutions and Research teams profile (1) the impact of Russia and China economic activity on U.S. delivery of goods; (2) U.S. reshoring solutions to help de-risk its supply chain, including examples of active U.S. private sector investments; and (3) U.S. manufacturing implications and actions to take within the commercial real estate sector.

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Brewster Smith

Senior Vice President, Supply Chain Solutions

Los Angeles - Downtown

Brewster Smith leads the Supply Chain Solutions team for Colliers' Occupier Services group.  He is a supply chain consulting leader focused on developing and implementing solutions for OPEX reduction and service improvement. Over the course of his career, he has helped clients to identify and / or achieve $141 million in logistics related cost savings. Brewster’s functional specializations include supply chain network optimization, site selection, transportation strategy, distribution center design, inventory targeting, 3PL strategic sourcing and robotics / automation evaluation. In his 22 years of experience as a supply chain practitioner, Brewster has advised, 60+ organizations on 3 different continents in both the private and public sectors.  Prior to Colliers, Brewster held management positions with Penske Logistics, Accenture, Tompkins International and TriVista.  He received a  BA from Ohio Wesleyan University and an MBA from Case Western Reserve University.

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