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East West Manufacturing Blog

Michelle Jones

Recent Posts

February 07, 2020

The Biggest Advantages of Domestic Manufacturing

One of the most common questions manufacturing partners will hear is "where should I make my product?" While it seems like a simple question, the answer is just a bit more multi-layered. Every product has such unique requirements and each company has its special challenges and priorities, making it nearly impossible to generalize a solution....

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September 19, 2019

Chinese New Year Planning Guide: 2020

Sure, it's only the middle of September and you're probably more thinking more about your fantasy football team than a Chinese holiday that doesn't even take place until January 25 of NEXT year, but put down your Yahoo Sports app for just a minute and do your company a favor by downloading our Chinese New Year Guide: 2020. 

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July 15, 2019

Understanding Smart Sensors in IoT

June 25, 2019

Dictionary of Common Manufacturing Terms

You don't need to be part of the manufacturing industry long to learn it has it's own native language with no shortage of acronyms. BOM, CBOM, EBOM, MBOM -- it can get confusing very quickly, but we've got you covered with this dictionary of the most commonly heard terms to help you navigate your way through the product development process.

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May 24, 2019

Is Latin America the New Asia of Manufacturing?

So, we're currently wandering around in the middle of the U.S.-China trade negotiations (or lack thereof). However, even before these products were subjected to new regulations, many companies were beginning to diversify their supply chain by transferring production to other Asian countries such as Vietnam. The Eastern Hemisphere has most...

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April 24, 2019

Snapshot of the Nearshore Supply Chain

Manufacturing nearshore doesn't have to mean you give up sourcing components in Asia. On the contrary, you may be able to save a great deal of money by utilizing both Asian suppliers and nearshore factories. 

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March 18, 2019

CASE STUDY: Launching the World's First IoT Powered Smart Container

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March 06, 2019

CASE STUDY: Creating the Ultimate Indoor Cycling Experience

February 26, 2019

EVT v. DVT v. PVT Explained

It probably won’t come as a surprise that engineers love their acronyms. If you’re not fully immersed in this world, it can become increasingly difficult to decode what may sound like a foreign language, and while we can’t explain every abbreviation you may come across in one blog post, we’re going to start by discussing the differences between...

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February 18, 2019

Benefits of Nearshore Manufacturing: Costa Rica

Once the decision has been made to manufacture outside of the United States, the next major question that needs to be answered is: if not here, where? China has long since been the default answer for many companies, but with increased tariffs, rising labor rates and lengthy transit time, some are considering nearshore as their first choice and...

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