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Carol Creel

Carol Creel

As an in-house General Counsel for more than 20 years with three international companies, Carol has extensive experience in delivering innovative legal and business solutions to diverse domestic and international client groups in both manufacturing and service industries.

Most recently, Carol represented a multi-billion dollar publicly-traded company through a very successful IPO.

Phone: (+1) 248 790 5800


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  • Michigan State University, Juris Doctor
  • University of Michigan, BSA

Manufacturing insights

Post COVID-19: Supply Chains & More

Post COVID-19: Supply Chains & More

Over the past forty years digitalisation coupled with the overpowering forces of globalisation have redefined virtually all aspects of our life, from how we communicate to how we consume. Adapting to these changes, worldwide manufacturing production has been reorganised into global value chains (GVCs) to satisfy the growing demand at any time, any place. Thus, supply chains have become inseparably interconnected, whereby raw materials and intermediate goods are shipped around the globe multiple times and then assembled in yet another location to be reexported to the final consumers in both developed and developing markets. As such, about 70% of international trade today involves GVCs, making them a true backbone of our global economy.

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Customers we are proud to work with in Manufacturing:

Xirgo Technologies
WL Gore
Cytron Medical
Vignal Lighting Group
Solar Turbines
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