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July 14, 2015
Oversea Quality Improvement - MES Global Suppliers

Global Quality Improvement Initiative

April 23, 2014
Lighting Industry Die Casting Case Study

MES Manufacturing Lead Time Advantages

The MES Overseas Manufacturing Lead Time Advantage: What are the standard lead times being quoted by your domestic die casting tooling supplier? MES has developed 45 die castings in 2013 alone with average lead time of 45 calendar days… Additionally, •  Tooling cost savings of 40%-60% over domestic suppliers •  Pre-tooling design reviews for DFM inputs (Design for Manufacturing), gate locations, vent locations, ejector pins •  Mold Flow – $1000 (for most parts less than 4 Kg) – with sourcing letter of intent ($2000 for parts – over 5 Kg) •  Weekly timelines •  Chinese based office – 22 full time engineers and 2 sourcing managers •  We work with 11 current die casting factories and have 6 more approved die casting factories in our quality system   Case Study #1: Medical Equipment Housing, Door & Lens • Aluminum – A380 • Tooling Kickoff to Complete: 35 days • PPAP […]
June 14, 2013
Global Manufacturing-Die Casting for the lighting industry

Die Casting – Die Cast Solutions For Lighting Industry

Whether your company produces thousands of lights for a new high-rise or street lights for a small community, finding the right die cast manufacturers can, often times, be difficult. You can save money by buying manufactured parts for your products from countries like China, India, or Mexico, but do you have the time or resources to search hundreds of companies to find what you are looking for? Let MES partner with you to bring your orders to your door step and provide just-in-time supply chain management solutions.  Because we can get what you need when you need it, there is no need to stock up for later. You save warehouse and inventory management costs. As supply agents, we can get high-volume discounts for your small to mid-sized orders. And, because this is our specialty, we deal with manufacturers around the world who can use a variety of manufacturing methods to […]
June 7, 2013
Global Manufacturing-Outsourced die casting manufacturing

The Advantages of Outsourcing Die Casting Manufacturing

One of the constraints in die casting often is the fairly high cost of tooling. This high cost makes it difficult, or in some cases even impossible, for some companies to compete or justify developing many products utilizing die castings aesthetics and superior mechanical strengths. In surveys done by CSCMP and APICS, quality of offshore supplier is often rated as #1 or #2 issue by purchasing managers, die casting commodity managers and engineers. There is a lot of information on the internet, but most of the suppliers would not be picked by customers as websites are not comprehensive or sometimes deceiving. What makes a difference are having engineers or sourcing people on the ground who can visit suppliers, who can do some due diligence with local competitors, tooling suppliers, accountants and if needed, banks. MES has team on the ground in India and China to do second level diligence on […]