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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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    July 28, 2016

    Top 10 Lessons in Offshore Manufacturing (from a Manufacturing VP)

    Taking production overseas can be intimidating. Daunting. Downright scary! We get it. Lucky for you, we've done the dirty work. As a contract manufacturer, East West has learned countless lessons over the course of our 15 years in the game, and we're ready to share the knowledge. Take it from us it pays to keep calm and carry on (as our...

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    May 03, 2016

    When to Consider Manufacturing Offshore: A Manufacturing CEO's Insight

    We could go on and on debating the pros and cons of moving some or all of your manufacturing operations offshore. Because it's true – like with most decisions in life – that there are both pros and cons to this move. So, when thinking about moving offshore, how do you know when is the right time? One prospective customer posed this very...

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    November 17, 2015

    Right-Shoring: Where is the Best Place to Manufacture?

    In the great debate of off-shoring, on-shoring, re-shoring and whatever-else-shoring, East West has historically taken the right-shoring approach. Below is an article written by our co-founder and executive vice president, Jeff Sweeney, that was featured on Manufacturing.net in August 2014. Read on for his take on the best place to manufacture...

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    September 08, 2015

    10 Factors to Consider When Entering a New Market

    If you are building a global supply chain, arbitrage should already be in your vocabulary. You may think of it as right-shoring or simply strategically sourcing to take advantage of lower costs in areas where your choice raw materials run rampant. Or maybe you aren't so familiar with the term or the strategy behind arbitrage. Either way,...
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    April 28, 2015

    6 Benefits of Manufacturing Offshore: Part 2

    Are you ready for round TWO of “6 Benefits of Offshore Manufacturing”? If you missed part one of this post, don’t panic! You can find it right HERE.

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    April 21, 2015

    6 Benefits of Manufacturing Offshore: Part 1

    So you are thinking about moving your production offshore, but you aren’t entirely convinced that the benefits outweigh the risks. According to global strategy and management consultant A.T. Kearney’s 2014 Reshoring Index®, offshore manufacturing by U.S. corporations surpassed “reshoring” efforts in 2014. Here are some key benefits of taking...

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    March 17, 2015

    Sand Casting or Die Casting: Which One Is Right For Me?

    Sand Casting is the process of forming steel products with a mold made of sand, or silica based products than can packed into a tight mold to create a smooth surface.  Molten metal is poured into mold which sets up fairly quickly.  Engine Blocks, Manifolds, and literally hundreds of metal products are still manufactured this way to.

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    March 03, 2015

    Manufacturing in China: Not All PR is Good PR!

    PT Barnum is attributed with a quote all marketers know and love; “I don’t care what you say about me as long as you spell my name right.”  Most of the time that is very true.  However, the recent CBS “60 Minutes” report that some of Lumber Liquidators Chinese made laminate floors may be in violation of health and safety standards due to...

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    January 27, 2015

    Cheap Oil Prices Are Just One Factor in the Onshore/Offshore Debate

    Will cheap oil prices (Energy) drive more companies to move production back to the US?  Or how much more does it cost companies to keep manufacturing in the U.S?  That is the real question!

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