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East West Manufacturing Blog

April 27, 2020

How Strong Supplier Relationships Add to Your Bottom Line

Want your business to become more profitable? Is the sky blue? Is grass green? Will the Cubs win the World Series again this year? (Never mind that last question.)

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July 10, 2018

How to Implement a Successful Global Sourcing Strategy

I have this image of a sourcing manager talking to a supplier with the conversation going something like this, “I don’t have extruded aluminum right now, but what I do have are a very particular set of skills; skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you let me have the aluminum...

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April 24, 2018

Questions for a Supplier Evaluation Checklist: Assessing Your Supplier

 

You’ve found your contract manufacturer! YAY!

But that manufacturer is only as good as its weakest link. It’s up to you to know all about the companies supplying your manufacturer. It’s time for supplier evaluations, and we've got a list of questions for a supplier evaluation checklist.

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April 12, 2018

Managing Long Lead Time Component Ordering

Hey, we get it. No one, NO ONE, likes to wait. But there are ways to mitigate the potential delays in ordering electronic assemblies containing long lead time (LLT) components.

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