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Patty Rasmussen

Patty Rasmussen
Patty is the Content Creator on the East West marketing team. She writes blog posts and enjoys sharing the East West message across social media (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram).
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March 15, 2018

Electronics Components Shortage: What You Need to Know

Most readers of this blog are probably aware of the ongoing electronics components shortage, but are you aware of what caused it, how to minimize the effects of the shortage and how to plan in advance for future shortages? Are you aware of rising prices of chip resistors because of the strain on supply? 

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March 13, 2018

How Will the New Tariffs Affect My Business?

 

Tariffs are in the news, and you might be asking yourself: how will the new tariffs affect my business?  

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March 08, 2018

How Can Blockchain Help Manage Your Supply Chain?

If you read business news you've seen the word "blockchain." Maybe you even know what it means. This video from CNNMoney helped me understand what blockchain is and how it can help with supply chain management. Take a look: 

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March 06, 2018

Mold Flow Analysis and Plastic Injection Mold Design

One of the keys to a quality plastic injection molded part is an accurate mold – one that produces consistent pieces time and time again. So how is that accomplished?

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March 01, 2018

How to Overcome Language Barriers When Manufacturing Overseas

Have you ever traveled to a country where the residents don't speak your language? Trying to make yourself understood and trying to understand someone else when neither of you is speaking your native language is hard enough when you're a tourist trying to find a museum, a good restaurant or the bathroom. Imagine trying to develop a product with...

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February 27, 2018

Augmented Reality in Manufacturing is Ready for Its Closeup

How would you describe you or your company when it comes to technology?

Photo courtesy of DHL

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February 22, 2018

Why Did My Quote Change?

Of all the questions we hear, "why did my quote change" is one of the simplest and toughest to answer. The quote changed because of...well...change. But the reasons for the change can be complicated. In fact there might be more than one reason why your quote changed. Let's take a look at some of the factors that can cause an adjustment to your...

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February 20, 2018

Logistics, Manufacturing Workforce & Tesla in Orbit: A Content Roundup

Once again, we've pulled together some links to stories that caught our eye in everything from distribution and logistics to the skills gap in manufacturing and the "final frontier." Hope you enjoy! 

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February 15, 2018

Protecting Your IP By Using a Contract Manufacturer

Every year the US-China Business Council surveys its membership about areas of concern, business performance in China and priority issues.

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February 13, 2018

6 Questions to Assess Your Company's IoT Readiness

I don’t know if it’s the time of year or what but my emailbox and Twitter feeds are suddenly filled with stories about the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT or Industrial Internet) and what that means to manufacturing as we know it.

 

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