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Mary-Kerstin Hassiotis

Mary-Kerstin Hassiotis
Mary-Kerstin, also known as MK, worked with East West Manufacturing for over 4 years before leaving to launch her own business. She joined the marketing team in 2015 as content writer after managing East West's international logistics for 2 years. She is a proud graduate of the University of Georgia.
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Recent Posts

November 12, 2015

Value Chain Analysis Can Save Your Company

Seriously. If you haven’t taken the time to perform a Value Chain Analysis, you could be missing major opportunities to add value for your customers and increase your competitive advantage. Value Chain Analysis (VCA) is a strategic process in which a company identifies the activities that add value to its final product or service and then...
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October 01, 2015

How to Maximize Rework Cost Savings

You've probably been told that it's alright to make a mistake as long as you learn from it. This is something we preach here at East West. While mistakes do happen, some can be very costly and chip away at your bottom line (something our CFO likes to avoid). One such example is accumulating costs from rework, which is the correcting of a...

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September 24, 2015

How to Design Sustainable Products for Recycling by the End User

When designing a product, considering what happens after its demise will soon become as important as its performance. How to design for the end of a product's life will be guided by the nature of the product, how long it is expected to be used and its recyclability.

Incorporate sustainability efforts into your product design after a preliminary...

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September 17, 2015

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

If you are producing goods that need to meet specific safety criteria (flame retardancy, durability, etc.), you will need to submit your product to a third party testing lab to ensure it meets the applicable safety requirements. Before we jump into what you need to know before submitting a product for a certification mark, we’ll cover some...

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