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Manufacturing Location Considerations: Where to Make My Product?

October 19, 2017 by Patty Rasmussen

Have you ever wished for an easy, all-in-one-place guide to the most cost-effective locations manufacturing processes? Maybe you’re thinking, “No, but now that you mention it…” 😊

Such a guide would probably do very well, but because of the nature of contract manufacturing — no two projects are ever the same — it's not really practical. Nevertheless, in our experience there are some rules of thumb we have discovered behind the rationale of manufacturing in one location over another.  

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Filed Under: India, China, Manufacturing, Vietnam, Contract Manufacturing

TPP and Its Effect on Manufacturing in Vietnam

November 01, 2016 by Patty Rasmussen

You’ve decided you want to manufacture offshore and you’re looking to nail down the location. China’s become a little too expensive for you and you’re looking further south – Vietnam, perhaps. You wouldn't be alone. The country's manufacturing sector is growing by leaps and bounds for good reason.

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Filed Under: Vietnam

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

January 26, 2016 by Mary-Kerstin Hassiotis

Doing business in Vietnam for the past eight years has come with its fair share of pleasant surprises, as well as occasional, unanticipated hurdles. I spoke with CEO Scott Ellyson and Executive VP Jeff Sweeney about what we would tell young East West if we could travel back eight years and give ourselves a heads up.

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Filed Under: Business, Vietnam

Contract Manufacturing Services: Now Serving Vietnam!

January 06, 2015 by Andy Reese

The continued growth of Vietnam is the hot topic as noted in a recent article in Plastics News. When you read that mobile phone giant Samsung has its second largest plant in the world in Vietnam, you know the country is booming.  So much so that McDonald’s has opened its first restaurant this year as well as Starbucks!

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Filed Under: Vietnam, Contract Manufacturing

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

December 23, 2014 by East West Manufacturing

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. 

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Filed Under: India, China, Vietnam, Offshore Expertise, Contract Manufacturing

In-House Tooling Offers Injection Mold Design to Your Specifications

November 11, 2014 by Jennifer Catalan

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 shop houses state-of-the-art tooling equipment and provide the added benefit of controlled lead times and exceptional quality.

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Filed Under: Manufacturing, Vietnam, Contract Manufacturing, Tooling

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

October 21, 2014 by Andy Reese

Here are the final 4 reasons why advanced plastics are better than aluminum and steel in EC Motor applications. Check out our first installment of Why EC Motors are Plastic here.

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Filed Under: EC Motors, Engineering, Manufacturing, Vietnam

8 Reasons Why EC Motors are Plastic: Part 1

October 14, 2014 by Andy Reese

In recent years it has been determined that you can improve EC Refrigeration Motor performance with advanced plastics. In this two part series we’ll provide you with 8 reasons that will help explain why! Read on below for the first 4 reasons why EC Motors are made of plastic.

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Filed Under: EC Motors, Engineering, Manufacturing, Vietnam

Is Vietnam the New China?

October 02, 2014 by Jennifer Catalan

As the labor market tightens and salary prices continue to rise, many already manufacturing in China are looking south; to Vietnam. Global manufacturers are always looking for the next frontier. Years ago China became the ‘option’ for Japan for the same reasons Vietnam is becoming an attractive alternative to China.

So, why does it work to manufacture in Vietnam?

  • Call it ‘China plus one’ or geopolitical or supply chain diversity. Either way it always makes sense to have a redundant supply chain to keep your business running.
  • Vietnam's labor market. Check out this interesting chart from The World Factbook below. Vietnam has a very large labor pool!
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Filed Under: Vietnam, Offshore Expertise

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

August 13, 2014 by Jennifer Catalan

As seen on Manufacturing.net
Authored by: Jeff Sweeney

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Filed Under: In the News, Business, China, Supply Chain Management, Vietnam

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