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Sooner or later, all apparel companies look into manufacturing some or all of their products outside of the United States. But if you’re going to do it, better know how to do it right. Manufacturing offshore can reduce the cost of production, help get a product to market faster and reduce delivery costs. The trick is to stay on top of regulations, stay in tune with cultural differences, and to stay in control of deadlines and costs without losing quality. Thanks to Austin, you will end this class with a game plan for yourself or your employer.About the instructor: Lingelbach has worked in the industry for more than a decade, all with Nike. He currently works as the strategic sourcing manager and has experience in product creation, development, demand planning, cost engineering, finance, logistics and trade. He has a bachelor’s degree in finance/economics from University of Oregon, and an MBA with a focus in international business and sustainability from Portland State University.