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December 16, 2014

The Top 3 Reasons Why You Should Switch Manufacturers

When we meet new clients who are considering switching to a new contract manufacturing services company, the reason they are looking typically falls into one of three buckets. Of course there are more than three reasons, but on the surface these are the most frequent motives why they are considering to switch manufacturers: 

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December 11, 2014

3 Contract Manufacturing Industry Trends to Plan for in 2015

Contract manufacturers have learned to be flexible and nimble to adapt to the new business environment that ALL manufacturers work in.  Cost pressures, customer service challenges, OEM demands, and competition from around the corner to around the globe are here to stay. 

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December 02, 2014

5 Ways to Ensure Counterfeit Protection

The counterfeit business is good.  An Industry Week article notes that it be costing industrial businesses and consumers like you and me $250 Billion, each year!  This is 10 Million, $100 bills, or 12 Pallets for just ONE Billion.  Or 3,000 pallets of $100 bills for $250 Billion.  Annually!

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November 20, 2014

4 Tools Everyone Injection Molding Plastic Should Be Using

Contract Manufacturing plastics have come a long way over the years and yet the fastest way to sabotage a client’s trust is to deliver samples or finished product with sink marks and voids. Do you want to know the 4 tools to keep this from happening?

The key to saying goodbye to sink marks and voids with successful plastic injection molding is...

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November 18, 2014

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

If you work with manufacturing engineers for more than an hour you are going to hear the phrase BOM, which you quickly learn means: Bill of Materials. In its simplest definition, a BOM is the list of parts or components that are necessary to build a product. It may also include the raw materials, sub-components, sub-assemblies, quantities,...

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November 13, 2014

Quote Fatigue: When a RFQ Goes Round and Round

If you have been involved in global contract manufacturing for more than a few months inevitably you will hear the words, “Quote Fatigue.”  Quote Fatigue is when happens when a prospect submits an RFQ (Request for Quote) to a manufacturer for pricing, then another, then another, then another, without the manufacturer securing any new business.

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November 11, 2014

In-House Tooling Offers Injection Mold Design to Your Specifications

Located in our wholly-owned facility in Vietnam, East West's tool shop opened in 2013. We can now offer our customers the benefit of in-house tooling along with engineering support to help make tooling designs injection friendly. Our tooling shop was set up to serve the injection molding, blow molding and stamping industries. East West's tool...

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November 04, 2014

6 Biggest Mistakes When Selecting a Contract Manufacturer: Part 2

We're back for our second installment of the 6 Biggest Mistakes When Selecting a Contract Manufacturer! If you missed the first three mistakes we mentioned, check out our blog post here.

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October 28, 2014

6 Biggest Mistakes When Selecting a Contract Manufacturer: Part 1

Choosing the right contract manufacturer for your project is no easy task! To help you avoid a pitfall during your search, we've listed three of the six biggest mistakes we've seen when selecting a contract manufacturer.

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