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Andy Reese

Andy Reese
Andy Reese leads Marketing and Business Development at East West Manufacturing. Providing strategy and data driven results.
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July 02, 2015

What are the 5 Best Metals Made in India?

Whether your role is in Global Supply Chain, Sourcing or Engineering, India’s Top 5 Metal Manufacturing capabilities might be the solution to your problem.

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June 30, 2015

How to Change Suppliers the Right Way

If you have been in manufacturing for any period of time you know how many variables exist in managing a complex supply chain.  From raw material selection and inspection through quality inspection and distribution, the potential obstacles could be endless.

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June 25, 2015

Gravity Casting and Forging in India 101

It’s no secret that India has been a metal manufacturing center for many years. Most people assume that when production shifted to China from the United States to gain a cost competitive advantage years ago, it would stay there. As the cost to manufacture increases in China, India is increasing its global market share of metals manufacturing.

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June 23, 2015

3 Pitfalls of Manufacturing Overseas

When you work with manufacturers who actually manufacture overseas, you are fortunate to experience perspective. It’s easy to draw conclusions from think tanks, management consultants and not-for-profit white papers about shifts in global manufacturing trends, but the reality is that funded article was drafted with a preconceived notion in mind.

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June 18, 2015

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

A self-service customer portal can actually keep your supply chain from avoiding disruptions.  It’s true and I’ve seen it work first hand.

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June 16, 2015

3 Tips to Grow an Early Medical Device Company

I was recently asked how a manufacturing company can help small VC-backed medical device company scale to meet distribution, revenue, profitability, growth targets, while minimizing business risks (Capex for facility and manufacturing) to meet sales demand. 

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June 09, 2015

4 Reasons Why Production Tooling is Late

Nothing may frustrate a new product development team more than delays in production tooling. It’s the first step toward full production. Schedules are laid out, control processes are drafted, solid models, tolerances and finishes are agreed upon, drafts sent to the tool shop and then.....nothing. Silence. So why does tooling typically run...

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June 02, 2015

My Contract Manufacturer Only Does What?

They just want to make your product. Nonsense.

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May 26, 2015

Friendlier FDA is Great News for Medical Device Start-Ups

I was fortunate enough to spend a few days at the Southeast Medical Device Association (SEMDA) conference around some of the best and brightest minds in the growing medical device industry.  One of the great talks included Murray Sheldon, MD, who is the Associate Director for Technology and Innovation at the FDA’s, Center for Devices and...

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May 21, 2015

Contract Manufacturing is Dead

Words have a way of defining us and creating labels. Every year new words or phrase are created and many fall out of style.  “Google it” did not exist prior to 1998. If you share a new technology and your friend say it is “far out” you are apt to define and label them as a throwback hippie from the 1960’s or 1970’s.  So it goes with what we...

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