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For Hardware Entrepreneurs and Startups, What Opportunities and Benefits Do “Smart Manufacturing” and “Industry 4.0” Offer?

From the idea of interchangeable parts popularized in the United States by Eli Whitney for muskets and Henry Ford's mass production techniques to Japan's "kaizen" (continuous improvement) methodologies, and techniques like LEAN and AGILE, manufacturers are always on the lookout for ways to improve – increase yields, shorten raw-materials-to-finished-product times, reduce waste, and more.

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Choosing a Chinese Manufacturer for Your New Hardware Product

At some point in the journey to creating and selling a new hardware product, your product crosses that magical, albeit challenging, step into ready-for-manufacturing.

These days, many of the potential factories to choose from are in China. There are compelling reasons to consider selecting one of these, but there are also many important things to know and do to ensure a smooth process and a successful result. And you certainly don’t want to end up losing money, or even losing control over your product's IP (intellectual property).

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