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East West Manufacturing

East West Manufacturing is a Global Contract Manufacturer headquartered in Atlanta, GA. We help companies become more competitive by producing their components or assemblies to high quality standards in countries where it is strategically advantageous. We provide our customers access to a global supply chain.
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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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September 01, 2022

What You Need to Submit an RFQ

You have a problem that needs to be solved, you've done your research on who can help you find the best solution, and now you are ready to talk with a supplier to see if they are able to work within your specifications and budgetary requirements. As you prepare to submit an RFQ (Request for Quotation), you can expect the supplier, if they're any...

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February 04, 2021

Tips & Best Practices for Creating A More Accurate Demand Forecast

Overseas manufacturing is challenging enough, and now more than ever we are seeing disruptions at nearly every stage of the process from availability of raw materials to logistical nightmares and port congestion. Not to mention the typical challenges related to distance, time zones, language barrier, cultural differences. And if forecasting falls...

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May 22, 2020

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

It is the pandemic that has shocked the world. Though health experts had been talking about a global pandemic for years, lack of adequate planning and global reliance on China’s manufacturing prowess allowed COVID-19 to unveil major vulnerabilities in today’s supply chain trends.

While we have our own theories on what the post-coronavirus world...

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April 27, 2020

Tips for Building a Better BOM

If you were going to make a cake, you would certainly want to start with a recipe.  The recipe provides instruction on what ingredients to use, and in what quantities.  In addition, a good recipe will provide instruction on how to prepare the ingredients – the order to mix them in, special instructions such as freezing or thawing ahead of time,...

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April 16, 2020

Moving Your Product From Prototype to Production

If death and taxes are two guarantees in life, time and money are the two constants when taking an idea from the prototype stage through new product introduction (NPI) into commercial launch.

But have you ever wondered what it looks like to take a product from prototype to production? It's a complex process that combines creativity and procedures....

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