It's no secret that manufacturing labor costs are rising in China and the talk of alternative manufacturing locations continues to grow. While some manufacturing operations are returning to the U.S. and Europe, others are staying in Asia, and India is rapidly attracting more business. Yes, there are labor and raw material advantages and an increasing infrastructure, but there are other advantages to manufacturing in India that you can share with your boss.Continue Reading →
A host of factors come into play when deciding where to manufacture your product and certainly a nation’s tax policy is high on the list. India helped itself, big time, this year when the Parliament passed and ratified the Goods and Services Tax (GST), a sweeping tax reform designed to enhance the nation’s ability to attract investment.Continue Reading →
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It's no secret that labor costs are rising in China, and talk of alternative manufacturing locations continues to grow. While some operations are returning to the US and Europe, others are staying in Asia, and India is rapidly attracting more business. Yes, there are labor and raw material advantages, as well as increasing infrastructure, but there are other perks to India that you may not realize. If you manufacture on a global scale or are considering exploring the possibilities of how India can add value to your organization, below are seven advantages you need to know about.Continue Reading →
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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.Continue Reading →
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We hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season! As the year comes to a close, we thought we'd highlight one of our favorite blog posts of the year. East West's Co-Founder and Executive VP, Jeff Sweeney, was featured on Manufacturing.net authoring the topic of "Right-Shoring." Read on for his take on the best place to manufacture goods.Continue Reading →
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, announced on September 24, 2014, that India’s spacecraft called, “Mangalyaan”, entered the orbit of Mars becoming the first Asian nation to reach the Red Planet. Being the first is always significant; especially when that means it beat another little competitive nation called: China! "We have gone beyond the boundaries of human enterprise and innovation," said Prime Minister Modi.
The milestone achieved today, on its first attempt I should add, speak volumes to the technical and engineering proficiency of the engineers in India. What you hear time and again is that China leads the world in producing manufacturing engineers. You hear that China is the world’s most dominant manufacturing center in the world! What you also hear is as China’s labor pool looks for higher value opportunities and higher wages, labor intensive manufacturing had to look beyond the borders on China to maintain their competitive advantage.Continue Reading →
Even if you are not in manufacturing you know that Chinese costs are going up. It’s in every newspaper, blog post, white paper, and each on-shoring article you read. So as cost rise manufacturers look to move production elsewhere. Countries like Vietnam, the United States, and Mexico are often top of mind solutions. What has been growing steadily outside of the mainstream media is the rise of contract manufacturing in India. Yes, India!
Why India? Here are 7 reasons why India is emerging as a world class global contract manufacturing center:
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Large Indian companies, multinationals, and global manufacturing companies received a huge boost in confidence with the recent election in India. Winning by the largest margin of victory in 30 years, India’s newly elected Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a name you begin to hear more often.
The pro-business Modi has inherited host of challenges but India’s population of 1.2 billion people join those optimistic about the future. James Crabtree, who is Mumbai Burea Chief for Financial Times, noted the pressure on Modi in his article ""Landslide Puts Pressure on Modi as Indians Seek Economic Revival."Continue Reading →
Looking at the photo on the left may bring the question to mind, "Who is handling your cargo?" If you have East West handling the logistics for your shipments, breathe a sigh of relief because we have everything covered! East West Manufacturing is your end-to-end supply chain management solution.
Our logistics department handles every detail pertaining to your shipment, whether it's a full container of goods or product consolidated to one of our two warehouses located in Georgia or California. The East West Supply Chain Management solution plans the most efficient way to load containers at origin, often times consolidating goods from multiple factories across Asia. Once containers are loaded onto the cargo vessel for its global trek, our Logistics team ensures that everything runs smoothly while tracking shipments every step of the way.
The East West Supply Chain Management team takes care of the shipping paperwork, including the container booking with the steamship line, the Bill of Lading preparation, as well as U.S. Customs clearance. Duty charges are prepaid in order to guarantee the quickest delivery to the destination.
We understand the importance of knowing exactly where your shipment is. Our helpful secure, online Customer Portal provides real-time cargo tracking. At any time, you can determine what stage the shipment is in, the estimated delivery time and more.
The East West Logistics team also takes care of the scheduling and management of container delivery to your door. Managing over 2,000 shipments a year, East West has the necessary supply chain management experience to handle your shipments effectively and efficiently.
For those customers who need product on demand, East West offers warehousing and distribution services. We manage all segments of these vital services and can hold your product in inventory domestically so it will be ready exactly when you need it. East West’s Demand Planning and Vendor-Managed Inventory (VMI) services are here to help you plan your orders throughout the year. We work with you to calculate and analyze your annual usage, predict when demand will spike and place your orders so that you have product at your door ready to go when you need it, while keeping inventory levels down when you don’t.
Please contact us at 404.252.9441 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to learn more about how East West Manufacturing can help you manage your supply chain!Continue Reading →