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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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February 20, 2024

How A Vertically Integrated Manufacturer Enhances Stability

Some manufacturers stand out for their expertise in prototyping, while others shine in producing high-quality goods at scale. Yet, there exists a category of manufacturers whose approach involves optimizing operations to offer customers comprehensive production capabilities throughout the entire product lifecycle under one overarching umbrella....

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January 19, 2024

Why Are Smart Factories Gaining Popularity?

Smart factories, also known as Industry 4.0 or the fourth industrial revolution, represent a new era in manufacturing characterized by the integration of advanced technologies to enhance efficiency, productivity, and flexibility. These factories leverage technologies like the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), big data,...

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January 12, 2024

Nearshore Supply Chains Winning As Ocean Freight Rates Skyrocket

The importance of diversifying supply chains has never been more evident than in the face of recent challenges. In the aftermath of the chaotic events of 2020, what was once considered an optional, but wise risk mitigation strategy has now become an absolute necessity. Despite the clear benefits, many companies remain apprehensive about shifting...

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January 02, 2024

Explaining The Main Categories of HMI

Human-Machine Interface (HMI) plays a pivotal role in bridging the gap between humans and machines. As our interactions with complex systems evolve, so does the landscape of HMI, offering a diverse range of interfaces tailored to different needs and contexts. We can separate the various types of HMI into the following main categories.

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December 20, 2023

Improve Supply Chain Visibility in 5 Easy Steps

Supply chain visibility (SCV) is the ability of parts, components or products in transit to be tracked from the manufacturer to their final destination. According to TechTarget, the primary objective of SCV is to improve the availability of data to stakeholders and customers alike, ultimately strengthening and improving the supply chain.

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December 11, 2023

The Differences Between Tactile and Non-Tactile Membrane Switches

The user interface for any electronic device is a critical component that bridges the gap between human interaction and machine functionality. Membrane switches, a universal technology in this domain, play a crucial role in creating intuitive and responsive interfaces. Two prominent variants of membrane switches—tactile and non-tactile—offer...

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December 06, 2023

How Smart Packaging is Transforming Real Time Inventory Management

In modern supply chains, where efficiency and real-time data are vital, the integration of cutting-edge technologies has become imperative. One example that is reshaping the way companies manage their inventory is the merging of printed electronics with supply chain management. This technology holds the potential to transform traditional packaging...

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November 29, 2023

How Strong Supplier Relationships Add to Your Bottom Line

Studies by Planning Perspectives, Inc. (PPI), determined a causal link between a company’s profitability and the quality of the relationships it has with its suppliers. Dr. John W. Henke, Jr., president and CEO of PPI, specializes in studying OEM buyer/supplier relationships in the automotive and 17 other industries. His company publishes an...

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November 15, 2023

Choosing the Right Manufacturer for Medical Wearables

When it comes to printed electronics for medical and wearable products, making the right choice for your manufacturing partner is critical. These specialized devices demand precision, compliance with stringent regulations, and a commitment to quality. In our experience, there are several key considerations and strategies that will help when it...

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November 07, 2023

The Role of HMI in EV Solutions

The electric vehicle (EV) industry is experiencing remarkable growth, and as more electric cars hit the roads, the need for a reliable and efficient charging infrastructure becomes increasingly evident. While the spotlight often shines on the advancements in EV battery technology and vehicle design, the supporting infrastructure plays a pivotal...

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