Long before wood pallets became the material of choice for DIY furniture builders and as photo backgrounds for the Pinterest crowd, they were used pretty much exclusively in shipping and warehouses.
Drones in warehouses! Robots delivering everything from diapers to pizza! Artificial intelligence and augmented reality!
We’ve all read the breathless accounts of the ways technology is going to be integrated into the supply chain — from ordering materials, to manufacturing, to delivery. But many of those predictions of integrating supply chain...
You say potato, I say po-tah-to...
Whether you call it Design for Manufacturing, Design for Manufacturability or DFM — and we've called it all three — the goal is the same: How do you design a part so that it's easy to produce at the lowest possible price without diminishing quality or functionality?
Show of hands...Who likes waiting? Standing in line? Being put on hold?
Our engineers have a lot of experience with new product development and things you should look for when choosing the company that will build your product. Today, we've compiled the “gotta-know” details that are essential to having a successful contract manufacturing experience.
This post will explore some of those details, but you'll also find...
If there's one thing we harp on over and over again here in the East West blog it's the need to be prepared for the Chinese New Year (CNY) and Tet holidays.
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When you manufacture overseas, air freight is generally a luxury you can’t afford. After all, one of the main reasons for making your product overseas is to save money. The cost of shipping by air on a regular basis would be exorbitant, and cut into any margin you have built in. But there are times when paying extra for air...
Do you remember the scene in the movie Father of the Bride when Steve Martin’s character George Banks goes nuts in the grocery store over the number of hot dogs in a package versus the number of buns in a package?
I don't know about you but the amount of information that passes before my eyes is astonishing when I stop to think about it. Consider the sources: Email, Twitter, Facebook, Newspapers, Magazines, Trade pubs... the list goes on and it's difficult to keep up.
Naturally some interesting stories will slip through the cracks, but here are a few...
Want a simple way to potentially save on production costs?
Take a look at your tolerances.