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March 24, 2015

Strategic Sourcing & Engineering: Friend or Foe?

On the outside both Strategic Sourcing and Engineering have a common goal: Partner with the best supplier possible.  Now defining “best” will have different meanings for the different teams.

Same Goal, Different Meaning

Strategic Sourcing is focused upon factors such as:

  • Competitive Cost
  • Supply Chain Efficiencies
  • Supplier Management Processes
  • ...
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February 19, 2015

Application Engineers in Short Supply

Spending time at the annual ASHRAE show in Chicago, I noticed there were three immediate trends in the HVACR industries:

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January 20, 2015

3 Things Manufacturing Engineers Want More Than "Fast"

In a conversation with our technical program manager over the last several weeks I have come to the conclusion that Engineering AND Fast rarely belong in the same sentence!  Or my expectation of how Engineers define “Fast” needed a major correction. When a customer expresses interest my emotional transactional side stands at attention as...

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December 09, 2014

5 Things You Must Know about Six Sigma

According to Today’s Engineer Six Sigma can trace its roots to Motorola and VP, Quality Bill Smith.  His theory of latent defects simply states that variation in manufacturing processes leads to defects.  Remove the variables and eliminate the defects.  Easy, right?

What qualifies as “Six Sigma”?  If you can achieve no more than 3.4 defects per...

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November 20, 2014

4 Tools Everyone Injection Molding Plastic Should Be Using

Contract Manufacturing plastics have come a long way over the years and yet the fastest way to sabotage a client’s trust is to deliver samples or finished product with sink marks and voids. Do you want to know the 4 tools to keep this from happening?

The key to saying goodbye to sink marks and voids with successful plastic injection molding is...

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November 18, 2014

7 Tips to Create a Bill of Material to Make Your Life Easier

If you work with manufacturing engineers for more than an hour you are going to hear the phrase BOM, which you quickly learn means: Bill of Materials. In its simplest definition, a BOM is the list of parts or components that are necessary to build a product. It may also include the raw materials, sub-components, sub-assemblies, quantities,...

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October 21, 2014

8 Reasons Why EC Motors are Plastic (and Better): Part 2

Here are the final 4 reasons why advanced plastics are better than aluminum and steel in EC Motor applications. Check out our first installment of Why EC Motors are Plastic here.

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October 16, 2014

East West Welcomes Eyu-Jin Kim!

Eyu-Jin Kim joined East West Manufacturing in September as Project Coordinator. Eyu-Jin took some time out of her busy day to answer a handful of questions about her new role and what she enjoys most about working at East West.

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October 14, 2014

8 Reasons Why EC Motors are Plastic: Part 1

In recent years it has been determined that you can improve EC Refrigeration Motor performance with advanced plastics. In this two part series we’ll provide you with 8 reasons that will help explain why! Read on below for the first 4 reasons why EC Motors are made of plastic.

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April 04, 2014

East West Careers: Join Our Rapidly Growing Team!

Are you looking to take your career to the next level? Would you like to be a part of a rapidly growing, global company? Do you thrive in a fast-paced, challenging environment? If you answered yes to all of those questions, we want to hear from YOU! East West is quickly expanding our team in Atlanta, GA and is looking to fill several positions...

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