As part of our continuous effort to be as responsive and flexible as possible to our customers’ demands, bring value added services and expand our capabilities, we have inaugurated at the end of last year, METRICS WORKS. For MES Inc. it is very important to perform locally a series of operations that contribute firstly to a reduction in lead time and secondly to an increase in quality and implicitly a reduction of the rework costs that we can pass on to our customers. Some of the operations performed by the workshop are: Store and check samples Re-work parts using sand blaster, lathe, drilling press and a 3 axes CNC router 3D print prototypes and parts (e.g. quick fixtures) Develop gages Assemble specific parts (e.g. valves, solenoids)
MES publishes today the second research in the White Paper Series, an initiative of the Business Development Department meant to bring insightful industry analysis to our stakeholders. The objective was to assess how and to what extent the Trans-Pacific Partnership will affect the automotive, lighting, heavy machinery and energy equipment industries, the main industries MES serves. We took a step back to look at the intricacies of the global trade agreements, the trade indicators such as tariffs, number of days and documents needed to import and export, container costs, rules of origin compared to NAFTA, trade surplus and deficits of the 12 countries involved etc. The analysis emphasized the position of the United States, identifies winners and losers and draws conclusions on what we can expect moving forward. Surprisingly, it also shows that China might not be as disadvantaged as it was originally thought from its absence from the negotiation […]
Wherever our associates are based, they have made it their goal to give back to their communities. This month, MES Ningbo, following the recommendation of Ningbo Charity Federation, visited Man Tian Xing Service Center for the Disabled, a center caring for patients with special needs. Spending some time in the company of these young people was a highly enriching experience for our colleagues. Here is what Candy from the Accounting Department had to say about the activity: “ Though our team did not spend much time in the center, the activity had a huge impact on every single one of us. We focus too much on our work and do not realize there are so many people in need our help. In the future we are committed to devote more time and funds to charity and helping those in need”.
How the Impossible Becomes Possible At MES we take pride in doing everything to accommodate our clients no matter how hard the task at hand is. As a matter of fact, the harder the challenge, the higher the incentive and excitement to find a viable solution. In September of this year, one of our oldest customer presented our Sales Manager with the hardest challenge to date: to find a way to deliver 171,000 aluminum die-cast powder coated parts in less than 8 weeks. Other national and international suppliers quoted an average of 12 weeks lead time for the construction of the tool. Mobilizing the Sourcing Manager in China and engaging our most trustworthy suppliers, MES was able to finish the first tool in 28 days and the second in another 22 at 1/3 of the cost quoted by the national suppliers. This success comes to prove that: China not only […]
Abu Dhabi: The shipping industry is benefiting as oil prices continue to tumble in the global markets, ship owners and experts have said. Operation costs of ships have gone down and demand for oil tankers have picked up as some countries like China try to stockpile oil taking advantage of the lower oil prices. “This is having a positive effect on the shipping industry. We expect profits of companies to go up,” said Per Wistoft, chief executive officer of Dubai-based United Arab Chemical Carriers that operates a big fleet of tankers in the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent. Oil prices have been sliding for the past few months. From a peak of $115 in June, prices have dropped to around $50 this week. Analysts have predicted the trend to continue till the second quarter of this year. According to Wistoft, bunkering costs have almost halved since last year and […]