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How Engineering Support Can Affect Quality Control

10 Factors That Influence The Cost of Making Your Product

The Importance of Product Testing for Quality, Reliability and Durability

Finding a Product Design Services Firm: What to Look For [Infographic]

Protecting Your Supply Chain From Disaster

Sourcing PCBA: Can Your EMS Supplier Do More?

Overseas Manufacturing: Guarding Against Risk

NPI Transition Checklist: Items to Include

Robotics, Culture & Spectacular Product Failures: A Content Roundup

Looking Ahead: Distribution Trends for 2018

6 Factors Driving Manufacturing Costs

5 Questions to Ask About Your Product Idea

Trends in Robotics for 2018 and Beyond

DFM Rules of Thumb for Accurate Plastic Injected Parts

Which Type of 3D Printing Should I Use?

Looking for a Rubber Component Supplier: Questions to Ask

Just What Are Engineered Products Anyway?

How Strong Supplier Relationships Add to Your Bottom Line

How to Improve Supply Chain Visibility

Manufacturing, Innovation and Artificial Intelligence: 3 TED Talks

What's In A Quality Plan and How It Works

Questions to Ask an EC Motor Supplier

2018 Chinese Holidays Planning Calendar [downloadable calendar]

Questions to Ask When Looking for a Product Design Services Firm [PDF]

What You Should Know About Smart Technology in Manufacturing

Reduce Manufacturing Rework: Five Steps to Take

Manufacturing Location Considerations: Where to Make My Product?

Sustainable Supply Chain, Packaging + Workforce: A Content Round-up

Benefits of Using a Vendor-Managed Inventory Program

Manufacturing Day 2017: What's the Point?

Top Websites and Apps for Engineers

Exploring Contract Manufacturing? Know Your 5 Points of Contact

Third Party Testing and Certification: Do They Matter?

Tips for Building a Better BOM

Metal Fabrication Capabilities: Finding the Best Manufacturing Fit

Finding an EMS Partner: Making the Right Connection

Chinese New Year: Recommendations to Keep Your Supply Chain on Track

Thinking About Overseas Manufacturing? Read This First

How a Contract Manufacturer Assists Product Lifecycle Management

Maintaining Quality Control When Manufacturing Overseas

8 Reasons Why EC Motors are Plastic (and Better)

Global Manufacturing Trends and Other Stories You May Have Missed

Practical Ways Engineering Support Benefits Product Development

Protecting Your Manufacturing Facility and Processes from Cyberattack

Heat Treated vs. Methyl Bromide Treated Wood Pallets

Integrating Supply Chain Technology You Can Use Right Now

5 Factors That Affect Design for Manufacturability (DFM) [VIDEO]

Manufacturing Delays: Making the Best of a Slow Situation

The Basics of Contract Manufacturing and New Product Development

Prepping for Chinese New Year 2018: Two Things to Do Now

When Should You Use Air Freight? [Video]

What Are the Factors Driving MOQ [Minimum Order Quantity]

Supply Chain Flexibility & Other Stories You Might Have Missed

Can Increasing Design Tolerances Cut Your Production Costs?

Dispelling 7 Myths About Industrial Robot Integration

6 Tips for Creating A More Accurate Demand Forecast

How to Make Your Tool Last Longer: Tool Design + Maintenance

How to Assess the Technical Capability of Your Contract Manufacturer

Material Selection in Manufacturing: Plastic or Metal

What Manufacturers Need to Know About Industry 4.0

How A Project Manager Sets You Up For Success

6 Factors That Influence Manufacturing Costs

7 Steps to Take Before Finding a Contract Manufacturer

5 Technological Innovation Stories You Might Have Missed

How IoT is Creating Logistics and Supply Chain Efficiency

Video: Common Product Development Mistakes & How to Avoid Them

4 Digital Technologies Disrupting Procurement Organizations

7 Best Practices in the Return Merchandise Authorization Process 

Components of an Injection Mold

Computational Fluid Dynamics Analysis: A Key Differentiator

5 Tips for Building Supply Chain Redundancy

Extending the Life of Your EC Motor in 7 Easy Steps

How to Design Electronics for Harsh Environments

Why You Must Plan Early for Chinese New Year

3D Printing | What is SLS and When Should You Use It?

Are You Ready for the Supply Chain Disruptors?

How IoT Intersects With HVAC and What It Means to You

What You Need to Know About Design for Manufacturing [CHART]

3D Printing | What is SLA & When Should You Use It?

How Long Will It Take to Go from Invention to Production?

6 Great Things About EC Motors [Video]

5 Items to Consider When Designing Consumer Product Packaging

3D Printing | What is FDM and When Should You Use It?

5 Tips to Determine Who's In Your Supplier Network

Anatomy of an Industrial Robot [Infographic]

How to Get Your Plastic Injection Part Design Ready for Manufacturing

How to Provide Good Feedback on First Production Samples

UL and ETL Certification Marks: What’s the Difference?

What Is Value Engineering?

What is the Financial Benefit of Switching to EC Motors?

When Is It Time to Consider Production Outsourcing?

Robots in Manufacturing, AI and the Future Workplace | TED Talks

Designing Products with Sustainable Manufacturing in Mind

Moving Your Product From Prototype to Production

How Much Resolution Do I Need For My 3D-Printed Prototype?

The Challenge of Sourcing Materials in Medical Device Manufacturing

A Podcast Round Up | Advanced Manufacturing, Supply Chain + Innovation

How to Determine the Best Prototyping Method? 5 Questions to Ask

How To Manage Quality Processes When Using a Contract Manufacturer

Product Development Questions? Here are Some Resources

How Small Design Changes Can Affect Product Development Pricing

Contract Manufacturing Product Pricing | Factors to Consider

Community & Culture: Hunger Walk/Run 2017

Shipping + Logistics: An Economic Engine

What’s the First Thing to Know When Designing a PCB?

The 10 Commandments of Injection Molding [Video]

Shipping + Logistics: A Visit to the Georgia Ports Authority

What To Look For in a Product Design Service Firm

How Engineering Support Positions Your Project for Success

Motor Reliability Testing: Does Your Contract Manufacturer Stack Up?

Chinese New Year: We've Got Your Back

How EC Motors Can Increase Efficiency in Your Cooling System

How to Reprogram An EC Motor [Video]

What's Happening With Industrial Robots + Robotics

7 Tips to Extend the Life of Your EC Motor

The 4400-Metric-Ton Die Casting Machine in the Room

Inventory + Logistics: Can I Shorten the Lead Time on My Order?

Why Should You Use a Contract Manufacturer with a UL-Certified Lab?

Looking for a Robotics Supplier? Here Are Some Questions to Ask.

EC Motors + IP Ratings: Why They Matter

Engineering, Incoterms and DFM: Our Top Blog Posts for 2016

Planning Ahead for 2017 Chinese Holidays

The Most Common Product Design Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Top Robotics Blogs to Bookmark for 2017

Contract Manufacturing Trends to Watch for in 2017

Are You Ready for Product Manufacturing?

Top Internet of Things Blogs to Bookmark for 2017

3 Challenges for Medical Device Manufacturing in 2017

Seeking a Competitive Advantage Through Strategic Sourcing

EC Motor vs PSC: Why Choose an ECM?

What Lurks in the Future for Supply Chain Management?

7 Advantages to Manufacturing in India That Your Boss May Not Know

The Future of Manufacturing [TED talk]

12 Ways NOT to Pick a Contract Manufacturing Partner

Why East West Doesn’t Manufacture in the US

Product Manufacturing: Are You Ready?

TPP and Its Effect on Manufacturing in Vietnam

How India's Tax Policy is Attracting Attention and Investment

What is Design for Manufacturing or DFM?

Chinese New Year: Time to Prepare for Supply Chain Disruption

Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing Impact Medical Device Manufacturing

National Manufacturing Day Addresses the Industry's Biggest Challenge

7 Factoids to Amaze Family & Friends for National Manufacturing Day

5 Reasons for Manufacturing Delays

Chinese New Year 2017 Order Deadline Calculator

Top 10 Engineering Websites for Engineers

7 Ways to Reduce Packaging Costs

It's Time to Start Planning for Chinese New Year 2017!

How Do I Find the Right Contract Manufacturer?

7 Scenarios When Air Freight is Justified

3 Benefits of Using a Vendor-Managed Inventory (VMI) Program

15 Awesome Sites Every Entrepreneur Should Check Out

Can a Manufacturer Protect My Intellectual Property (IP) in China?

6 Things a World-Class Strategic Sourcing Team Must Consider

3 Good Reasons to Switch Manufacturers Now

How Much Will It Cost to Manufacture My Product?

East West Supply Chain Management: Who's Handling Your Cargo?

Which Type of Conformal Coating is Right for My PCB?

One Month In: Are New SOLAS Regulations Rocking the Boat?

East West Marketing Team is Hiring a Content Writer !

What Will Manufacturing Look Like in 2021? Part Two: Challenges

Top 10 Lessons in Offshore Manufacturing (from a Manufacturing VP)

What Will Manufacturing Look Like in 2021? Part One: Opportunities

2016 Contract Manufacturing Industry Trends Update -- Were We Right?

10 Things Your Competitors Can Teach You About Contract Manufacturing

3 Things Product Development Engineers Want More Than "Fast"

Wood Pallets vs. Plastic Pallets: Which is Better for My Supply Chain?

RFx Management: Understanding the Difference Between RFI, RFP and RFQ

EC Motors + Commercial Refrigeration Systems: Why IP Ratings Matter

How Are My Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) Freight Rates Calculated?

The Power of Private Labeling

Gravity Casting and Forging 101

Investment Casting vs. Die Casting: 7 Considerations When Choosing a Process

Top 11 Internet of Things (IoT) Blogs and Resources of 2016

Improve Supply Chain Visibility in 5 Easy Steps

7 Misconceptions About the Future of Robotics in Manufacturing

Here's How We Transform Your Design Idea Into a Quality Product

5 Qualities to Look for in the Ideal EC Motor (ECM) Manufacturer

5 Ways to Guarantee Brand Protection in a World of Counterfeit Goods

13 Motivational Quotes for Design and Manufacturing

7 TED Talks Engineers and Manufacturers Should Listen To

Think Twice Before Seeking Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) on Alibaba

Mold Flow Analysis Can Save Your Plastic Injection Mold Design

The Worst Manufacturing Advice We've Ever Heard

7 Tips to Improve Global Supply Chain Security [Infographic]

When to Consider Manufacturing Offshore: A Manufacturing CEO's Insight

Supply Chain Management (SCM) in Times of Crisis

7 Advantages to India Manufacturing

Top 10 Startup Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them)

How to Anticipate and Survive a Supply Chain Disaster

The Key Benefits of Offshore Manufacturing

The Future of Virtual Reality (VR) in Manufacturing

5 Ways to Get the Most Bang for Your Buck Out of Your EC Motor

5 Virtual Reality (VR) SlideShares You Don't Want to Miss

Beyond Nest: 9 Ways IoT is Reshaping the HVAC Industry

Can Expedited Shipping be a Strategic Supply Chain Solution?

Infographic: Eliminating the 7 Wastes of Lean Manufacturing (Muda)

What's the Payback for Switching from Shaded Pole Motor to EC Motor?

7 Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) Best Practices + Free RMA Form

4 Steps to Building Your Circular Supply Chain [Infographic]

5 Reasons Alibaba is the Wrong Place to Find a Supplier

Building a Circular Supply Chain for a Circular Economy

Best Expedited Shipping Options from Asia to the US

Addressing Product Quality Issues with Your Supplier [Free Checklist]

How a Startup Can Minimize Investment Cost and Start Production Sooner

Tooling Design and Maintenance 101: How Long Will My Tool Last?

Supply Chain Execution Convergence 101: The Future is Now

Minimum Order Quantity (MOQ): A Necessary Evil

6 Myths About Quality Control in Chinese Factories

11 Tips to Reduce International Logistics Costs

3 Medical Device Industry Challenges to Overcome in 2016

Setting Up a Green Supply Chain in 2016

5 Important Questions to Ask a Prospective Metal Supplier

8 Things We Wish We'd Realized Before Doing Business in Vietnam

3 Medical Device Trends to Watch Out for in 2016

13 Questions to Expect After Submitting Product Design Drawing Package

Top 5 Supply Chain Trends 2016

Our Top 10 Blog Posts of 2015: Part Two

Our Top 10 Blog Posts of 2015: Part One

5 Technology Trends to Look Out for in 2016

Good Product Packaging is About More Than Looks

3D Printing in Medicine: 10 Game-Changing Applications

Chinese Holidays 2016: Planning to Prevent Business Delays

Three Challenges the EC Motor Industry Will Face in 2016

10 Engineering Lab Safety Tips [Free Checklist]

3 Internet of Things (IoT) Challenges that Cannot Be Ignored

3 Contract Manufacturing Industry Trends to Plan for in 2016

The Value of Tolerance: How Increasing Design Tolerance Can Cut Costs

11 Reasons Your First Production Purchase Order is Late

Scott Ellyson Discusses Impact of Chinese New Year on APM's Marketplace

Tips for Making a Product Design Change Late in the Game

Right-Shoring: Where is the Best Place to Manufacture?

Value Chain Analysis Can Save Your Company

The Right Way to Hand Off Engineering Projects

FCL vs. LCL: Sometimes an LCL Shipment is Your Best Option

5 Ways the Internet of Things (IoT) is Transforming Manufacturing

6 Internet of Things (IoT) SlideShares You Should Check Out

The Trick to Managing Long Lead Time Components through Your Supplier

Save the Day with Our Fool-Proof Purchase Order Format [Free Template]

Fighting the Stigma of "Made in China"

12 Tips for Mastering Chinese Business Etiquette

5 Questions an Entrepreneur Should Ask Before Quitting His Day Job

Fun Chinese New Year Facts You Didn’t Know [Infographic]

How to Maximize Rework Cost Savings

Chinese New Year 2016 Order Deadline Calculator

How to Design Sustainable Products for Recycling by the End User

5 Steps to a Successful Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) Program

5 Things to Know Before Submitting a Product for a Certification Mark

Top 10 Manufacturing Blogs of 2015

3 Ways Wearables are Reshaping the Supply Chain

10 Factors to Consider When Entering a New Market

8 Must-Have Building Blocks for a Robust Supply Chain

7 Ways to Reduce Packaging Costs

It's Time to Start Planning for Chinese New Year 2016!

Thermoset vs. Thermoplastic: Which is Right for My Product? [Infographic]

A Beginner's Guide to ICC Incoterms 2010 [Chart]

15 Killer Resources Every Inventor Should Know About

Contract Manufacturing vs. Global Manufacturing [Infographic]

20 Manufacturing Thought Leaders You Should Follow on Twitter

Can a Contract Manufacturer Help with Intellectual Property Protection in China?

How to Implement the PDCA Cycle (Plan-Do-Check-Act) [Free Template]

Making the Material Handling Equipment that Moves the Supply Chain

2 Best Ways Engineers Find the Right Contract Manufacturer

3 Tips for Painless Supplier Agreements

New Water Heater Regulations Save $2 Billion

Shark Tank: What Manufacturers See that You Don't

Do Products "Made in America" Really Matter?

What are the 5 Best Metals Made in India?

How to Change Suppliers the Right Way

Gravity Casting and Forging in India 101

3 Pitfalls of Manufacturing Overseas

Case Study: East West Customer Portal Actually Saves the Day!

3 Tips to Grow an Early Medical Device Company

Motors 101: How do a SP, PSC, and EC Motor Compare?

4 Reasons Why Production Tooling is Late

East West is Named One of Georgia's 40 Fastest Growing Companies!

My Contract Manufacturer Only Does What?

East West Manufacturing Launches New Customer Portal!

Friendlier FDA is Great News for Medical Device Start-Ups

Contract Manufacturing is Dead

5 Questions to Ask Every Contract Manufacturer

Does Your Manufacturing Company have the Technical Capability?

Why the Internet of Things (IOT) is Great News for Manufacturers!

Who are the Best EMS Companies for Me?

3 Things Medical Device Companies Must Know about Venture Capital

6 Benefits of Manufacturing Offshore: Part 2

How Much Does It Cost to Make My Product?

6 Benefits of Manufacturing Offshore: Part 1

East West is Looking for a Content Writer!

5 Tips to Reduce Supply Chain Risk

Is my EMS CM also an ODM?

How Cheap Killed Your Supply Chain

What a Program or Commodity Manager Job Description Should Really Say!

New ECM Motors Up to 25% MORE Efficient!

26 Do's and Don't's for Creating Value in a Startup Business

5 Tips to Diversify Your Supply Chain

Strategic Sourcing & Engineering: Friend or Foe?

3 Quick Ways to Fail Your Made in China, In a Hurry!

Sand Casting or Die Casting: Which One Is Right For Me?

6 Critical Functions of a World Class Strategic Sourcing Team

Potential Risks Going from Prototype to Production

Post Chinese New Year Hangover

Manufacturing in China: Not All PR is Good PR!

Matt French Named East West MVP!

Jeff Sweeney, East West EVP, Featured on Inc.com

Application Engineers in Short Supply

East West Manufacturing Welcomes Michael Risher!

Quiz: Are you Ready for a Contract Manufacturer?

From Invention to Production: The Only Thing You Need Is...

Contract Manufacturing was Then, Global Manufacturing is Now!

Chinese New Year and Port Congestion: The Perfect Storm

Cheap Oil Prices Are Just One Factor in the Onshore/Offshore Debate

A Manufacturer's Dilemma: To Outsource or Not Outsource? [Infographic]

3 Things Manufacturing Engineers Want More Than "Fast"

East West Manufacturing Welcomes Yvette Lindesay!

Looking to Alibaba for Electronics Contract Manufacturing? Think Twice

Happy New Year! An East West Holiday Recap

Contract Manufacturing Services: Now Serving Vietnam!

How Does Global Shipping Work?

Right-Shoring: Where is the Best Place to Manufacture?

Spreading Holiday Cheer at East West Manufacturing!

The Top 3 Reasons Why You Should Switch Manufacturers

3 Contract Manufacturing Industry Trends to Plan for in 2015

5 Things You Must Know about Six Sigma

East West Welcomes Agustin Guzman!

5 Ways to Ensure Counterfeit Protection

A Very Merry Un-Thanksgiving At East West Manufacturing

4 Tools Everyone Injection Molding Plastic Should Be Using

7 Tips to Create a Bill of Material to Make Your Life Easier

Quote Fatigue: When a RFQ Goes Round and Round

In-House Tooling Offers Injection Mold Design to Your Specifications

Looking for an East West Replacement Motor?

East West is Hiring! IT Technical Support Staff Position

3 Phrases to Never Say to Our CEO

6 Biggest Mistakes When Selecting a Contract Manufacturer: Part 2

6 Biggest Mistakes When Selecting a Contract Manufacturer: Part 1

East West's Quality Management System

8 Reasons Why EC Motors are Plastic (and Better): Part 2

East West Welcomes Eyu-Jin Kim!

8 Reasons Why EC Motors are Plastic: Part 1

East West Teams Up with Youth Villages

Is Vietnam the New China?

EW Supply Chain Management: New Warehouse is Open!

No Infrastructure to Manufacture in India? Yeah, Right!

It's Time to Plan for Chinese New Year!

7 Reasons Why You Will Soon Read, “Made in India”

Looking for the Right Contract Manufacturer?

5 Things to Look for in an EC Motor Partner

Right-Shoring: Where is the Optimum Place to Manufacture?

What's the Payback for Switching to EC Motors?

A Non-Engineer Looks at EC Motors

Manufacturing In India

East West Careers: Join Our Rapidly Growing Team!

East West Becomes Exclusive Sales Partner for Wellington

Is Your Global Supply Chain Quality Trustworthy?

East West Opens Medical Contract Manufacturing Division

East West Values: James Loftin wins MVP!

Team-Building at East West: It's a Battlefield!

Scott Ellyson on NPR!

East West Manufacturing Supports "Show Your Stripes"

All Aboard the East West Polar Express!

East West Values: Lorrie Hendrickson Wins MVP!

East West Supply Chain Management: Who's Handling Your Cargo?

Benefits of Using East West VMI

UF ISE: East West Manufacturing Scott Ellyson Seminar Series

Introducing the East West Values!

The East West Manufacturing Quality System

Grow Your Career with East West Manufacturing!

The Great East West Grill-Off

East West Manufacturing Hosts IAE-Sorbonne Students

East West Invests in Wellington Drive

Grand Opening of new Vietnam SMT Factory!

Scott Ellyson in Atlanta Journal Constitution: Georgia leaders rethink China strategy

East West Manufacturing is Hiring!

East West Manufacturing Featured in Industry Week

East West In the News: Move to India Paying Off

An Important Tool: The East West Customer Portal

All Aboard: A Port Tour with East West

Delve into the Dragon Boat Festival

Jeff Sweeney Presents "Right-Shoring" at Subcon in the UK!

East West Container Wizard Nominated for TAG Award!

Right-shoring: Is it the best of offshoring and on-shoring?

East West Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS) launches first PCB!

East West Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS) launches first PCBA's!

Vietnam SMT Line Installation at East West Factory | Part 2

Jeff Sweeney, East West EVP, Featured Guest on Focus Forward

Vietnam SMT Line Installation at East West Factory | Part 1

East West Manufacturing Gives Back to GSU Students

East West Manufacturing CEO Guest Speaker for GCC

Scott Ellyson Featured Guest Panelist at FEI-Atlanta

East West is Hiring! EP Associate Account Manager

East West Manufacturing Hosts GSU Global Logistics RoundTable

East West Manufacturing CEO Speaks at GSU Global Partners MBA Program

Off-Shoring and On-Shoring vs. "Right-Shoring"

New Year Celebrations at East West Asia Offices!

East West is Hiring Atlanta-Area Quality Manager!

Global Sourcing - Pharma to Fashion and everything in-between!

East West is Proud to Sponsor ShamRockin' for a Cure!

Seriously, What is Chinese New Year?

East West Manufacturing Quality Assurance

What Does East West Manufacturing Do?

An Upside Down Christmas for East West

East West in the News! Jeff Sweeney, EVP, Quoted in AJC

East West Supports Georgia State University EMBA Student Thesis

Scott Ellyson, EW CEO, Talks Entrepreneurship and Manufacturing at UF

Four US Ambassadors invite East West Manufacturing to Intimate Roundtable Discussion

Scott Ellyson Featured Speaker at University of Florida

From Initial Design to an East West Quality Product

Why Vietnam?

Thoughts and Benefits of the Deepening of the Savannah Port

Scott Ellyson Guest Panelist for Georgia China Alliance

Scott Ellyson Guest Panelist at KSU China Strategy Discussion

EW Can Help You Plan for CNY (Part II)

Jeff Sweeney Guest Panelist at PDMA

Biz Rocket Radio Interview Now Available!

Are You Planning for CNY? (Part I)

EW Scott & Jeff LIVE on Atlanta Business RadioX now!

EW CEO & EVP to be Guests on Atlanta Business RadioX

EW Came in Third Place...

We Received Our Framed AJC Article...

East West Featured in India-USA Biz Yearbook

Scott Ellyson Featured on Atlanta Business RadioX

We're Hiring... In Vietnam!!

The Power of the Private Label...

"Do you guys do PCBA's?"

Benefits of Offshore Manufacturing

EW CEO Presents at The China Business Series

East West Presents "About Us" Video Debut!

East West Featured in Atlanta Business Chronicle

Scott Ellyson Featured in Atlanta Journal-Consitution

"When should a company consider manufacturing offshore?"

"What kind of 'metal' do you guys manufacture?"

Top 10 Lessons to Offshore Manufacturing!

We're Hiring!

East West Welcomes Richard Selah

East West Enters India

DailyVista Interview: East West's new Marketing, Sales Coordinator discusses goals

Scott Ellyson Speaking at Coles College Breakfast

A Dialogue with Chinese Executives

East West is Attending Global Connect in Atlanta

East West is Attending the Design and Manufacturing South Show

East West featured in Global Atlanta

Rachel Halligan Joins East West Manufacturing

East West Customer Portal

Bright Spots In the Economy

East West in the NEWS

Is Vietnam the next China?

What's with all the Logos?

East West Presents at PDMA Bagels and Brains