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March 01, 2016

Addressing Product Quality Issues with Your Supplier [Free Checklist]

Product quality issues can be a real pain to deal with, but one thing is for sure: quality issues are inevitable, no matter how experienced your supplier is. So knowing how to address such problems is a skill worth learning. Of course, some issues will be more substantial than others, but approaching them with purpose and patience is the best...

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February 11, 2016

6 Myths About Quality Control in Chinese Factories

You've heard it all before: nothing but junk is made in China. While many low-cost and low-performing children's toys and other trinkets are indeed manufactured in China, many myths and misconceptions abound when it comes to quality control in Chinese factories. We're here to set the record straight. Good quality products can be and currently...

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October 01, 2015

How to Maximize Rework Cost Savings

You've probably been told that it's alright to make a mistake as long as you learn from it. This is something we preach here at East West. While mistakes do happen, some can be very costly and chip away at your bottom line (something our CFO likes to avoid). One such example is accumulating costs from rework, which is the correcting of a...

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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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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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October 23, 2014

East West's Quality Management System

How does East West Manufacturing deliver the highest quality products, services, and supply chain solutions in the industry? We have a World Class Quality Management System in place and utilize our Product Development Plan-Do-Check-Act Continuous Improvement Process to ensure we produce our customers products to their specifications at the...

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March 27, 2014

Is Your Global Supply Chain Quality Trustworthy?

Wouldn't it be great for your company to be on CBS, ABC, USA Today, Time, CNN, and most local affiliates on the very same day? Absolutely! Unless of course the US Consumer Product Safety Commission just announced a recall of your product. Wal-Mart announced a recall of nearly 175,00 children’s dolls because the toys could overhead and...

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October 29, 2013

The East West Manufacturing Quality System

East West Manufacturing strives to deliver the highest quality products to our customers, as quality is our most important focus. We are committed to total quality management, and when producing your part we control every aspect using our proven quality systems. The East West Manufacturing Quality System consists of a PDCA, or Plan-Do-Check-Act...

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May 06, 2013

East West Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS) launches first PCB!

East West Manufacturing proudly announces our first Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) SMT line is up and running successfully in one of our fully owned facilities in Vietnam! The Engineering team in Vietnam was supported by engineering staff members based in Atlanta to install, test, ramp up, and begin production for printed circuit...

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May 06, 2013

East West Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS) launches first PCBA's!

East West Manufacturing proudly announces our first Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) SMT line is up and running successfully in one of our fully owned facilities in Vietnam! The Engineering team in Vietnam was supported by engineering staff members based in Atlanta to install, test, ramp up, and begin production for printed circuit...

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