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    Andy Reese

    Andy Reese
    Andy Reese leads Marketing and Business Development at East West Manufacturing. Providing strategy and data driven results.
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    November 17, 2016

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

    It's no secret that manufacturing labor costs are rising in China and the talk of alternative manufacturing locations continues to grow. While some manufacturing operations are returning to the U.S. and Europe, others are staying in Asia, and India is rapidly attracting more business.  Yes, there are labor and raw material advantages and an ...

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    September 08, 2016

    How Do I Find the Right Contract Manufacturer?

    When aiming to become a world-class seller of premium products, selecting the right contract manufacturer is the most important step. Your ultimate goal should be building a partnership with your manufacturer – a relationship that commands respect and cooperation in both directions. Before setting out on your quest, there are a few steps you...

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    August 16, 2016

    How Much Will It Cost to Manufacture My Product?

    As a global contract manufacturer, we get asked a whole lot of questions, but one is more common than all the rest. Hands down, the most asked question is: "How much will it cost to manufacture my product?" This probably isn't too surprising, since most big decisions come down to cost in the end. The answer is a good ol' catch-22: simple,...

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    July 30, 2015

    Making the Material Handling Equipment that Moves the Supply Chain

    According to the Material Handling Institute (MHI), Material Handling Equipment Manufacturing represents some $30 Billion (over 25%) for the US Material Handling Consumption of nearly $165 Billion! $30 Billion!  Consider for a moment that $1 Billion = 10 tons (or about 10 pallets stacked neatly with $100 bills). Lots of $100 bills.

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    July 02, 2015

    What are the 5 Best Metals Made in India?

    Whether your role is in Global Supply Chain, Sourcing or Engineering, India’s Top 5 Metal Manufacturing capabilities might be the solution to your problem.

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    June 30, 2015

    How to Change Suppliers the Right Way

    If you have been in manufacturing for any period of time you know how many variables exist in managing a complex supply chain.  From raw material selection and inspection through quality inspection and distribution, the potential obstacles could be endless.

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    June 09, 2015

    4 Reasons Why Production Tooling is Late

    After spending months or perhaps years of blood, sweat and tears on the development of your product, the wait between achieving your Production CAD Release milestone and that holiday-like buzz of unwrapping your first off-tool parts can be excruciating.  Those in the game long enough can attest that this agony has gotten worse as we’ve been...

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    June 02, 2015

    My Contract Manufacturer Only Does What?

    They just want to make your product. Nonsense.

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    May 19, 2015

    5 Questions to Ask Every Contract Manufacturer

    You are searching for a Contract Manufacturer (CM) and you have leveraged Google to narrow down your search to a handful.  You’ve researched their websites thoroughly and now it’s time to engage.  You trade emails, maybe execute an NDA, and starting the ‘dating’ process by getting to know one another either by phone first or later face to face...

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    May 07, 2015

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

    Welcome to the Jetsons, Elroy! Depending upon which source you believe, the growth of connected devices we have seen thus far with the Internet of Things is nothing compared to what the future holds.  Some estimates say that in just five years the amount of connected devices will double from 25 billion today to 50 billion by 2020. Think about that...

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