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November 03, 2015

5 Ways the Internet of Things (IoT) is Transforming Manufacturing

For a while there, things were old news. The internet was the new guy in town, getting all the hype. But with the emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT) and abounding interconnectedness between products, people and the digital world, manufacturers are now in the game just as much as web and app developers. Manufacturers make the things, and...

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September 29, 2015

Chinese New Year 2016 Order Deadline Calculator

Chinese New Year 2016 is right around the corner. Avoid a stockout situation during CNY 2016 by using our interactive CNY order deadline calculator below to find out when to place your order from China or Vietnam! Speak with your supplier about exact deadlines just to be safe.

If you are an East West customer and have a question about CNY lead...

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September 15, 2015

Top 10 Manufacturing Blogs of 2015

Looking for best practices, inspiration or the latest developments in manufacturing? We've compiled a list of 10 of the best blogs to read to stay in the loop. While some may interest you more than others, they all offer extensive and interesting information and are updated regularly. Whether you’re a manufacturer, someone working in the field,...

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August 13, 2015

Contract Manufacturing vs. Global Manufacturing [Infographic]

Are you looking to strategically partner with a manufacturer to transform your prototype into a product? You have several options – hopefully you aren't feeling too overwhelmed! Should you go the contract manufacturing route or the global manufacturing route? What is the difference, anyway? We made this infographic to make YOUR life easier. 

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August 11, 2015

20 Manufacturing Thought Leaders You Should Follow on Twitter

Whether you are looking for inspiration, guidance, tips, best practices or the latest industry developments and trends, there are a host of people and companies in the manufacturing sector publishing and sharing outstanding content on Twitter. Below we’ve compiled a list of 20 manufacturing thought leaders you should be following.

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August 06, 2015

Can a Contract Manufacturer Help with Intellectual Property Protection in China?

Let me guess – you’ve designed a killer product that you want to manufacture in China, but you’re worried that a cheaper version of your product will appear on Alibaba in a month. Your concern is valid – we are talking about China, the world’s leading purveyor of counterfeit goods. Who wants to spend the R+D dollars to then have their...

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July 07, 2015

Do Products "Made in America" Really Matter?

Take a breath before proceeding. I can see the hackles on your back are raised. You are the coiled rattlesnake ready to strike.  There is no political agenda here, just a few thoughts about the topic.

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June 23, 2015

3 Pitfalls of Manufacturing Overseas

When you work with manufacturers who actually manufacture overseas, you are fortunate to experience perspective. It’s easy to draw conclusions from think tanks, management consultants and not-for-profit white papers about shifts in global manufacturing trends, but the reality is that funded article was drafted with a preconceived notion in mind.

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May 12, 2015

Does Your Manufacturing Company have the Technical Capability?

So you’ve found an awesome manufacturing company (cough, East West, cough) and you’re eager to get production lines moving! But how can you be sure this manufacturer is properly outfitted to produce quality goods that meet your customer’s standards? Follow the guidelines below to make sure you’ve found the right fit.

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May 07, 2015

Why the Internet of Things (IOT) is Great News for Manufacturers!

Welcome to the Jetsons, Elroy! Depending upon which source you believe, the growth of connected devices we have seen thus far with the Internet of Things is nothing compared to what the future holds.  Some estimates say that in just five years the amount of connected devices will double from 25 billion today to 50 billion by 2020. Think about that...

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