<img height="1" width="1" style="display:none" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=695034973991673&amp;ev=PageView&amp;noscript=1">

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

June 02, 2016 by Mary-Kerstin Hassiotis

Ideas morph into tangible products on the daily, but if you haven't been a player in -- or a witness to -- this process, it may seem like a mind-numbingly abstract concept. How does a contract manufacturer turn your initial design idea into a functioning, quality product?

While we can't speak for all manufacturers, our business model is built on the ability to manage the product lifecycle from start to finish. This often means beginning with a product that is still in the early prototype stage. Killer design doesn't equal sound manufacturability, and that's where we come in. Our sourcing, engineering and sales teams have the skills to determine if a concept is merely strong in theory or actually translates into a scalable production opportunity. Although each product has its own set of factors to consider, a few key milestones exist for all projects that come across our desks.

Continue Reading →

Filed Under: Product Management, Engineering

Minimum Order Quantity (MOQ): A Necessary Evil

February 16, 2016 by Mary-Kerstin Hassiotis

Minimum order quantity: protecting suppliers and scaring off buyers daily. This is a common sentiment, especially when working with Asian manufacturers. But there's good reason it's a facet of global manufacturing, and whether you like it or not, MOQ isn't going anywhere, so you'd better learn how to navigate it. Read on to learn exactly why it's important for both suppliers and buyers and how you can approach it with an open mind, no matter what size your business is.

Continue Reading →

Filed Under: Product Management, Manufacturing

The Right Way to Hand Off Engineering Projects

November 10, 2015 by Mary-Kerstin Hassiotis

Handing engineering projects off to other team members is more than a task – it's a skill, and one that many people undervalue or lack entirely. When saying goodbye to a project, there are a few general guidelines you should follow to ensure a smooth exchange. Below we'll take a look at things to do and mistakes to avoid.

Continue Reading →

Filed Under: Product Management, Engineering

Benefits of Using East West VMI

November 18, 2013 by Jennifer Catalan

One of our goals at East West is to make your business as successful as possible while helping you increase your bottom line. Vendor-Managed Inventory (VMI) is one of the many services offered by East West Manufacturing to help you do just that.

Continue Reading →

Filed Under: Product Management, Inventory, Customer Service

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

May 06, 2013 by Jennifer Catalan

East West Manufacturing proudly announces our first Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) SMT line is up and running successfully in one of our fully owned facilities in Vietnam! The Engineering team in Vietnam was supported by engineering staff members based in Atlanta to install, test, ramp up, and begin production for printed circuit board assemblies (PCBAs) that will go into complete assemblies to furnish fully operational consumer goods for one of our US based customers.

Continue Reading →

Filed Under: Product Management, Engineering, Product Development, Quality Control, Articles

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

May 06, 2013 by Jennifer Catalan

East West Manufacturing proudly announces our first Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) SMT line is up and running successfully in one of our fully owned facilities in Vietnam! The Engineering team in Vietnam was supported by engineering staff members based in Atlanta to install, test, ramp up, and begin production for printed circuit boards (PCBs) that will go into complete assemblies to furnish fully operational consumer goods for one of our US based customers.

Continue Reading →

Filed Under: Product Management, Engineering, Product Development, Quality Control, Articles

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

February 25, 2013 by aReese

Business buzzwords are everywhere in just about every industry. A few of my favorite are: Buy-In, Big Picture, Same Page, World Class, Synergy, and of course, Best Practices!

Continue Reading →

Filed Under: Speaking Engagement, Product Management, News, Quality Control

What Does East West Manufacturing Do?

January 14, 2013 by Jennifer Catalan

How could you describe what East West Manufacturing does in less than 60 seconds? We think the short video below does a great job highlighting the many services East West offers!

Continue Reading →

Filed Under: Logistics, Product Management, Engineering, Product Development, Quality Control, Customer Service

From Initial Design to an East West Quality Product

November 20, 2012 by Jennifer Catalan

How does a product management flow work for a project at East West? How do we take an initial design and deliver a quality product to our customers?

Continue Reading →

Filed Under: Product Management, Engineering, Customer Service

Official-Playbook-for-Selecting-a-Contract-Manufacturer