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East West Manufacturing Blog

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

Warning: Experts Predict These Supply Chain Changes Are Needed to Survive

Overseas Manufacturing: Guarding Against Risk

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

Should You Use a Project Manager for Your Manufacturing Project?

How Strong Supplier Relationships Add to Your Bottom Line

Tips for Building a Better BOM

Designing Electronics for Harsh Conditions

Why You Should Switch Manufacturers & Diversify

Electronics Components Shortage: What You Need to Know

Maintaining Quality Control When Manufacturing Overseas

4 Reasons Why Production Tooling is Late

Benefits of Using a Vendor-Managed Inventory Program

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

Contract Manufacturing Product Pricing | Factors to Consider

Addressing Product Quality Issues with Your Supplier [Free Checklist]

Making Strategic Sourcing Decisions Based on Total Cost of Ownership

Moving Your Product From Prototype to Production

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

Is my EMS CM also an ODM?

The Most Common Product Design Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

How to Manage Long Lead Time Components with Your Supplier

7 Steps to Reduce Packaging Costs

How Do I Find the Right Contract Manufacturer?

Improve Supply Chain Visibility in 5 Easy Steps

Building a Circular Supply Chain for a Circular Economy

Mold Flow Analysis Can Save Your Plastic Injection Mold Design

7 Advantages to India Manufacturing

Minimum Order Quantity (MOQ) When Strategic Sourcing

10 Engineering Lab Safety Tips [Free Checklist]

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: 2021

How Small Design Changes Can Affect Product Development Pricing

Understanding Smart Sensors in IoT

Dictionary of Common Manufacturing Terms

Is Latin America the New Asia of Manufacturing?

Snapshot of the Nearshore Supply Chain

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

Your Complete Guide to Lead Times

How to Protect Your Intellectual Property in China

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

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

Manufacturing Location Considerations: Where to Make My Product?

6 Things a World-Class Strategic Sourcing Team Must Consider

Practical Ways Engineering Support Benefits Product Development

11 Reasons Your First Production Purchase Order is Late

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

6 Biggest Mistakes When Selecting a Contract Manufacturer

EC Motor vs PSC: Why Choose an ECM?

Tips & Best Practices for Creating A More Accurate Demand Forecast

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

What's Wrong With My Gerber Files?

Questions for a Supplier Evaluation Checklist: Assessing Your Supplier

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

Managing Long Lead Time Component Ordering

Why Did My Quote Change?

How to Create a Supply Chain Innovation Strategy [Infographic]

Making a Better Product: Value Engineering or Product Redesign? 

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

Sourcing PCBA: Can Your EMS Supplier Do More?

Which Type of 3D Printing Should I Use?

Looking for a Rubber Component Supplier: Questions to Ask

Just What Are Engineered Products Anyway?

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

Third Party Testing and Certification: Do They Matter?

Metal Fabrication Capabilities: Finding the Best Manufacturing Fit

How a Contract Manufacturer Assists Product Lifecycle Management

Global Manufacturing Trends and Other Stories You May Have Missed

Manufacturing Delays: Making the Best of a Slow Situation

The Basics of Contract Manufacturing and New Product Development

Can Increasing Design Tolerances Cut Your Production Costs?

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

6 Factors That Influence Manufacturing Costs

7 Steps to Take Before Finding a Contract Manufacturer

Video: Common Product Development Mistakes & How to Avoid Them

Computational Fluid Dynamics Analysis: A Key Differentiator

5 Tips for Building Supply Chain Redundancy

How to Design Electronics for Harsh Environments

Why You Must Plan Early for Chinese New Year

How IoT Intersects With HVAC and What It Means to You

How to Get Your Plastic Injection Part Design Ready for Manufacturing

What Is Value Engineering?

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

The 10 Commandments of Injection Molding [Video]

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]

7 Tips to Extend the Life of Your EC Motor

EC Motors + IP Ratings: Why They Matter

Top Challenges for Medical Device Manufacturing

Why East West Doesn’t Manufacture in the US

How India's Tax Policy is Attracting Attention and Investment

How Much Will It Cost to Manufacture My Product?

Which Type of Conformal Coating is Right for My PCB?

Gravity Casting and Forging 101

13 Motivational Quotes for Design and Manufacturing

Supply Chain Management (SCM) in Times of Crisis

How to Anticipate and Survive a Supply Chain Disaster

Beyond Nest: 9 Ways IoT is Reshaping the HVAC Industry

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

Best Expedited Shipping Options from Asia to the US

11 Tips to Reduce International Logistics Costs

5 Important Questions to Ask a Prospective Metal Supplier

13 Questions to Expect After Submitting Product Design Drawing Package

Value Chain Analysis Can Save Your Company

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

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

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

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

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

The Top 3 Reasons Why You Should Switch Manufacturers

Looking for an East West Replacement Motor?

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

Thoughts and Benefits of the Deepening of the Savannah Port

Is Vietnam the next China?