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    What Are the Benefits of Offshore Manufacturing?

    What is Design for Manufacturing or DFM?

    How to Make an NPI Checklist

    What's In A Quality Plan and How To Create One

    Looking for a Robotics Supplier? Here Are Some Questions to Ask.

    The Biggest Advantages of Domestic Manufacturing

    Components of an Injection Mold

    How Increasing Design Tolerance Can Cut Costs

    How To Manage Quality Processes When Using a Contract Manufacturer

    Chinese New Year Planning Guide: 2020

    How Small Design Changes Can Affect Product Development Pricing

    Connected Devices and Security

    Mold Flow Analysis Can Save Your Plastic Injection Mold Design

    Understanding Smart Sensors in IoT

    Dictionary of Common Terms

    Is Latin America the New Asia of Manufacturing?

    Snapshot of the Nearshore Supply Chain

    How to Get the Most Bang for Your Buck Out of Your EC Motor

    CASE STUDY: Launching the World's First IoT Powered Smart Container

    CASE STUDY: Creating the Ultimate Indoor Cycling Experience

    EVT v. DVT v. PVT Explained

    Benefits of Nearshore Manufacturing: Costa Rica

    Teeing It Up: How Contract Manufacturers Are Like Caddies

    Our Best Blog Posts for Inventors

    Your Complete Guide to Lead Times

    Can a Manufacturer Protect My Intellectual Property (IP) in China?

    RFx Management: Understanding the Difference Between RFI, RFP and RFQ

    Are You Ready for the Supply Chain Disruptors?

    Investment Casting vs. Die Casting: 7 Considerations When Choosing a Process

    Manufacturing Location Considerations: Where to Make My Product?

    Moving Your Product From Prototype to Production

    6 Things a World-Class Strategic Sourcing Team Must Consider

    The Right Way to Hand Off Engineering Projects

    The Most Common Product Design Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

    Integrating Supply Chain Technology You Can Use Right Now

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

    How to Improve Supply Chain Visibility

    Practical Ways Engineering Support Benefits Product Development

    11 Reasons Your First Production Purchase Order is Late

    7 TED Talks Engineers and Manufacturers Should Listen To

    Submitting an RFQ to a Supplier? How to Avoid Quote Fatigue

    Should You Use a Project Manager for Your Manufacturing Project?

    What Are Incoterms 2010 and Why Should I Care About Them?

    Setting up a Vendor Managed Inventory Program in 5 Simple Steps

    A Basic Guide to EC Motors: Is it Time to Switch?

    How to Manage Supply Chain Delays Caused by Chinese New Year

    Tooling Design and Maintenance: How to Make Your Tool Last Longer

    How to Implement a Successful Global Sourcing Strategy

    Comparing Shaded Pole, PSC and EC Motors

    Setting Up a Basic BOM Spreadsheet

    Advantages of Manufacturing in Vietnam

    10 Engineering Lab Safety Tips with a Downloadable Checklist

    6 Biggest Mistakes When Selecting a Contract Manufacturer

    Minimum Order Quantity (MOQ) When Strategic Sourcing: A Necessary Evil

    Protecting Your Supply Chain From Disaster

    Top Engineering Websites and Apps for Engineers UPDATED!

    7 Steps to Reduce Packaging Costs

    EC Motor vs PSC: Why Choose an ECM?

    Tips & Best Practices for Creating A More Accurate Demand Forecast

    Contract Manufacturing Product Pricing | Factors to Consider

    Making Sourcing Decisions Based on Total Cost of Ownership

    UL and ETL Certification Marks: What’s the Difference?

    Providing Helpful Feedback on Preproduction Samples

    What's Wrong With My Gerber Files?

    Questions for a Supplier Evaluation Checklist: Assessing Your Supplier

    Why Use a Contract Manufacturer with Design Services Capability?

    Looking for an EMS Supplier? Here's What You Need to Know

    Managing Long Lead Time Component Ordering

    Steel and Aluminum Tariffs: What to Do Now

    Why Your CM Should Use a Customer Onboarding Process

    How Do I Manage Shipping Lead Times in Overseas Manufacturing?

    7 Manufacturing and Design Podcasts Worth Sharing

    Protect Against Counterfeiting When Manufacturing Overseas

    EC Motors and Reliability Testing: What You Should Know

    Purchase Order Confirmation Process: Good In, Good Out

    Electronics Components Shortage: What You Need to Know

    How Will the New Tariffs Affect My Business?

    Mold Flow Analysis and Plastic Injection Mold Design

    How to Overcome Language Barriers When Manufacturing Overseas

    Why Did My Quote Change?

    Protecting Your IP By Using a Contract Manufacturer

    6 Questions to Assess Your Company's IoT Readiness

    Designing Electronics for Harsh Conditions

    Why You Should Invest In Package Testing

    How to Create a Supply Chain Innovation Strategy [Infographic]

    Making a Better Product: Value Engineering or Product Redesign? 

    Know the Signs of Cyberattack: Securing Your Supply Chain

    Which Type Shipping Container Should I Use?

    How Engineering Support Can Affect Quality Control

    10 Factors That Influence The Cost of Making Your Product

    The Importance of Product Testing for Quality, Reliability and Durability

    Finding a Product Design Services Firm: What to Look For [Infographic]

    Sourcing PCBA: Can Your EMS Supplier Do More?

    Overseas Manufacturing: Guarding Against Risk

    Looking Ahead: Distribution Trends for 2018

    5 Questions to Ask About Your Product Idea

    Trends in Robotics for 2018 and Beyond

    DFM Rules of Thumb for Accurate Plastic Injected Parts

    Which Type of 3D Printing Should I Use?

    Looking for a Rubber Component Supplier: Questions to Ask

    Just What Are Engineered Products Anyway?

    How Strong Supplier Relationships Add to Your Bottom Line

    Manufacturing, Innovation and Artificial Intelligence: 3 TED Talks

    Questions to Ask an EC Motor Supplier

    2020 Chinese Holidays Planning Calendar [downloadable calendar]

    Questions to Ask When Looking for a Product Design Services Firm [PDF]

    What You Should Know About Smart Technology in Manufacturing

    Reduce Manufacturing Rework: Five Steps to Take

    Benefits of Using a Vendor-Managed Inventory Program

    Top Websites and Apps for Engineers

    Third Party Testing and Certification: Do They Matter?

    Tips for Building a Better BOM

    Metal Fabrication Capabilities: Finding the Best Manufacturing Fit

    Chinese New Year: Recommendations to Keep Your Supply Chain on Track

    Thinking About Overseas Manufacturing? Read This First

    How a Contract Manufacturer Assists Product Lifecycle Management

    Maintaining Quality Control When Manufacturing Overseas

    8 Reasons Why EC Motors are Plastic (and Better)

    Global Manufacturing Trends and Other Stories You May Have Missed

    Protecting Your Manufacturing Facility and Processes from Cyberattack

    Heat Treated vs. Methyl Bromide Treated Wood Pallets

    5 Factors That Affect Design for Manufacturability (DFM) [VIDEO]

    Manufacturing Delays: Making the Best of a Slow Situation

    The Basics of Contract Manufacturing and New Product Development

    Prepping for Chinese New Year 2018: Two Things to Do Now

    When Should You Use Air Freight? [Video]

    What Are the Factors Driving MOQ [Minimum Order Quantity]

    Can Increasing Design Tolerances Cut Your Production Costs?

    Dispelling 7 Myths About Industrial Robot Integration

    How to Make Your Tool Last Longer: Tool Design + Maintenance

    How to Assess the Technical Capability of Your Contract Manufacturer

    Material Selection in Manufacturing: Plastic or Metal

    What Manufacturers Need to Know About Industry 4.0

    How A Project Manager Sets You Up For Success

    6 Factors That Influence Manufacturing Costs

    7 Steps to Take Before Finding a Contract Manufacturer

    How IoT is Creating Logistics and Supply Chain Efficiency

    Video: Common Product Development Mistakes & How to Avoid Them

    7 Best Practices in the Return Merchandise Authorization Process 

    Computational Fluid Dynamics Analysis: A Key Differentiator

    5 Tips for Building Supply Chain Redundancy

    Extending the Life of Your EC Motor in 7 Easy Steps

    How to Design Electronics for Harsh Environments

    Why You Must Plan Early for Chinese New Year

    3D Printing | What is SLS and When Should You Use It?

    How IoT Intersects With HVAC and What It Means to You

    What You Need to Know About Design for Manufacturing [CHART]

    3D Printing | What is SLA & When Should You Use It?

    How Long Will It Take to Go from Invention to Production?

    5 Items to Consider When Designing Consumer Product Packaging

    3D Printing | What is FDM and When Should You Use It?

    How to Get Your Plastic Injection Part Design Ready for Manufacturing

    How to Provide Good Feedback on First Production Samples

    What Is Value Engineering?

    What is the Financial Benefit of Switching to EC Motors?

    When Is It Time to Consider Production Outsourcing?

    Robots in Manufacturing, AI and the Future Workplace | TED Talks

    Designing Products with Sustainable Manufacturing in Mind

    How Much Resolution Do I Need For My 3D-Printed Prototype?

    The Challenge of Sourcing Materials in Medical Device Manufacturing

    How to Determine the Best Prototyping Method? 5 Questions to Ask

    Product Development Questions? Here are Some Resources

    Shipping + Logistics: An Economic Engine

    What’s the First Thing to Know When Designing a PCB?

    The 10 Commandments of Injection Molding [Video]

    Shipping + Logistics: A Visit to the Georgia Ports Authority

    What To Look For in a Product Design Service Firm

    How Engineering Support Positions Your Project for Success

    Motor Reliability Testing: Does Your Contract Manufacturer Stack Up?

    How EC Motors Can Increase Efficiency in Your Cooling System

    How to Reprogram An EC Motor [Video]

    What's Happening With Industrial Robots + Robotics

    7 Tips to Extend the Life of Your EC Motor

    Inventory + Logistics: Can I Shorten the Lead Time on My Order?

    Why Should You Use a Contract Manufacturer with a UL-Certified Lab?

    EC Motors + IP Ratings: Why They Matter

    Planning Ahead for 2017 Chinese Holidays

    Top Robotics Blogs to Bookmark for 2017

    Contract Manufacturing Trends to Watch for in 2017

    Top Internet of Things Blogs to Bookmark for 2017

    Top Challenges for Medical Device Manufacturing

    Seeking a Competitive Advantage Through Strategic Sourcing

    What Lurks in the Future for Supply Chain Management?

    7 Advantages to Manufacturing in India That Your Boss May Not Know

    The Future of Manufacturing [TED talk]

    Why East West Doesn’t Manufacture in the US

    Product Manufacturing: Are You Ready?

    TPP and Its Effect on Manufacturing in Vietnam

    How India's Tax Policy is Attracting Attention and Investment

    It's Time to Start Planning for Chinese New Year 2017!

    How Do I Find the Right Contract Manufacturer?

    3 Benefits of Using a Vendor-Managed Inventory (VMI) Program

    How Much Will It Cost to Manufacture My Product?

    Which Type of Conformal Coating is Right for My PCB?

    One Month In: Are New SOLAS Regulations Rocking the Boat?

    Top 10 Lessons in Offshore Manufacturing (from a Manufacturing VP)

    What Will Manufacturing Look Like in 2021? Part One: Opportunities

    Wood Pallets vs. Plastic Pallets: Which is Better for My Supply Chain?

    EC Motors + Commercial Refrigeration Systems: Why IP Ratings Matter

    How Are My Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) Freight Rates Calculated?

    The Power of Private Labeling

    Gravity Casting and Forging 101

    Top 11 Internet of Things (IoT) Blogs and Resources of 2016

    Improve Supply Chain Visibility in 5 Easy Steps

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

    13 Motivational Quotes for Design and Manufacturing

    Think Twice Before Seeking Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) on Alibaba

    The Worst Manufacturing Advice We've Ever Heard

    7 Tips to Improve Global Supply Chain Security [Infographic]

    When to Consider Manufacturing Offshore: A Manufacturing CEO's Insight

    Supply Chain Management (SCM) in Times of Crisis

    7 Advantages to India Manufacturing

    Top 10 Startup Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them)

    How to Anticipate and Survive a Supply Chain Disaster

    The Future of Virtual Reality (VR) in Manufacturing

    Beyond Nest: 9 Ways IoT is Reshaping the HVAC Industry

    Infographic: Eliminating the 7 Wastes of Lean Manufacturing (Muda)

    What's the Payback for Switching from Shaded Pole Motor to EC Motor?

    7 Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) Best Practices + Free RMA Form

    4 Steps to Building Your Circular Supply Chain [Infographic]

    Building a Circular Supply Chain for a Circular Economy

    Best Expedited Shipping Options from Asia to the US

    Addressing Product Quality Issues with Your Supplier [Free Checklist]

    Supply Chain Execution Convergence 101: The Future is Now

    6 Myths About Quality Control in Chinese Factories

    11 Tips to Reduce International Logistics Costs

    Setting Up a Green Supply Chain in 2016

    5 Important Questions to Ask a Prospective Metal Supplier

    13 Questions to Expect After Submitting Product Design Drawing Package

    Chinese Holidays 2016: Planning to Prevent Business Delays

    Three Challenges the EC Motor Industry Will Face in 2016

    10 Engineering Lab Safety Tips [Free Checklist]

    3 Internet of Things (IoT) Challenges that Cannot Be Ignored

    Tips for Making a Product Design Change Late in the Game

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

    Value Chain Analysis Can Save Your Company

    FCL vs. LCL: Sometimes an LCL Shipment is Your Best Option

    The Trick to Managing Long Lead Time Components through Your Supplier

    Save the Day with Our Fool-Proof Purchase Order Format [Free Template]

    How to Maximize Rework Cost Savings

    How to Design Sustainable Products for Recycling by the End User

    What You Need to Know Before Submitting a Product for a Certification Mark

    Top 10 Manufacturing Blogs of 2015

    10 Factors to Consider When Entering a New Market

    It's Time to Start Planning for Chinese New Year 2016!

    Thermoset vs. Thermoplastic: Which is Right for My Product? [Infographic]

    15 Killer Resources Every Inventor Should Know About

    20 Manufacturing Thought Leaders You Should Follow on Twitter

    How to Implement the PDCA Cycle (Plan-Do-Check-Act) [Free Template]

    Making the Material Handling Equipment that Moves the Supply Chain

    What are the 5 Best Metals Made in India?

    How to Change Suppliers the Right Way

    Motors 101: How do a SP, PSC, and EC Motor Compare?

    4 Reasons Why Production Tooling is Late

    My Contract Manufacturer Only Does What?

    5 Questions to Ask Every Contract Manufacturer

    Why the Internet of Things (IOT) is Great News for Manufacturers!

    Who are the Best EMS Companies for Me?

    6 Benefits of Manufacturing Offshore: Part 2

    How Much Does It Cost to Make My Product?

    6 Benefits of Manufacturing Offshore: Part 1

    5 Tips to Reduce Supply Chain Risk

    Is my EMS CM also an ODM?

    New ECM Motors Up to 25% MORE Efficient!

    Strategic Sourcing & Engineering: Friend or Foe?

    Sand Casting or Die Casting: Which One Is Right For Me?

    6 Critical Functions of a World Class Strategic Sourcing Team

    Potential Risks Going from Prototype to Production

    Manufacturing in China: Not All PR is Good PR!

    East West Manufacturing Welcomes Michael Risher!

    Quiz: Are you Ready for a Contract Manufacturer?

    Cheap Oil Prices Are Just One Factor in the Onshore/Offshore Debate

    Looking to Alibaba for Electronics Contract Manufacturing? Think Twice

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

    The Top 3 Reasons Why You Should Switch Manufacturers

    4 Tools Everyone Injection Molding Plastic Should Be Using

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

    Quote Fatigue: When a RFQ Goes Round and Round

    In-House Tooling Offers Injection Mold Design to Your Specifications

    Looking for an East West Replacement Motor?

    East West's Quality Management System

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

    8 Reasons Why EC Motors are Plastic: Part 1

    Is Vietnam the New China?

    No Infrastructure to Manufacture in India? Yeah, Right!

    It's Time to Plan for Chinese New Year!

    Looking for the Right Contract Manufacturer?

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

    What's the Payback for Switching to EC Motors?

    East West Supply Chain Management: Who's Handling Your Cargo?

    Benefits of Using East West VMI

    The East West Manufacturing Quality System

    Right-shoring: Is it the best of offshoring and on-shoring?

    Off-Shoring and On-Shoring vs. "Right-Shoring"

    Thoughts and Benefits of the Deepening of the Savannah Port

    Is Vietnam the next China?