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East West Manufacturing Blog

January 20, 2023

Manufacturing in Mexico: Why U.S. Companies are Making the Move

Mexico has been gaining a reputation as a leading alternative to offshore manufacturing and a key piece in many companies’ global supply chain strategies. Since the United States administration began imposing tariffs on select imports from China in 2018, Mexico’s exports have risen over 21%, according to the U.S. Census. Executive teams across the...

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December 29, 2022

The Most Common Product Design Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Designing a new product is as easy as having a great idea, right? Not right. There is a lot that goes into designing, developing, manufacturing, marketing and selling a new product. Millions of products have failed, and chances are that all of them had at least one of the below mistakes in common. Save your product  and business  from an...

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December 21, 2022

Making Strategic Sourcing Decisions Based on Total Cost of Ownership

You make a product in China. You went it alone. You found someone on the internet and they promised they could manufacture your product to your standards in the time required for the lowest price. 

Unfortunately, they also made an absolute hash of it.

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December 16, 2022

What to Look For in a Cable and Wire Harness Manufacturer

Wire and cable harness manufacturers can be found across the U.S., and while they may appear similar on the surface, some possess certain qualities that set them apart from the competition. But how do you start weeding through all your options? It’s not a one-size-fits-all solution. Each industry and each project will have its own set of...

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December 01, 2022

Guide to Switching Suppliers

You’ve done your research and have decided it is time to switch to a new supplier. Maybe you are looking to reduce your risk by moving out of China, or perhaps you'd like to gain a competitive advantage with new pricing, or you’re considering the need to diversify your supply chain. Whatever your reason may be, moving production doesn’t have to be...

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November 22, 2022

Advantages of Manufacturing in Vietnam

Companies are continuing to search for alternative low cost countries to manufacture their products to lessen their reliance on China as rising labor costs and persistent disruptions continue to affect the entire supply chain. Among other Asian countries, Vietnam is garnering significant attention from C-suites and has seen a massive jump in...

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November 17, 2022

Moving Production from China Has Never Been More Important

If you feel like your company is stuck manufacturing in China, you’re not alone. Companies have been talking about moving out of the country for years, but until recently, few followed through on such a change. Why? From what we have seen, C-suites tend to share the same few common roadblocks that hinder pulling the trigger.

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October 27, 2022

Items You're Not Including In Your BOM But Probably Should Be

Nothing steals the joy out of submitting an RFQ faster than realizing you’ll be waiting weeks longer than promised to get the quote back, or worse, you get the quote quickly, but it is wildly inaccurate.

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October 10, 2022

It's Time to Start Planning for Chinese New Year!

Chinese New Year 2023 is on January 22nd, the year of the rabbit. Time to start planning!

We know it's only October, but this is a big deal, especially when we are still dealing with the chaotic state of supply chains and transportation. If you're going to escape Chinese New Year (CNY) unscathed, you need to start preparing now. We can feel you...

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September 27, 2022

Procurement and Forecasting with an Unreliable Supply Chain

To state the obvious, the time between 2020 and 2022 was weird. People went inside and stayed inside, yielding massive boosts in sales for companies based on virtual services, while others who rely on face-to-face interactions to provide services were left struggling. This was most evident in industries such as fitness and home gym. But now...

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