On May 17, 2019, MES Inc. was proud to be a supporter of the Columbus Council on World Affairs’ (CCWA) 2019 International Awards Ceremony. More than 600 business, civic, and academic leaders gathered together to celebrate outstanding contributions to global education and understanding. In addition to celebrating honorees, the ceremony serves as a fundraiser to support educational programs, including Global Scholars Diploma.
A Lean Approach to Low-Volume Production Manufacturers can enhance management of HMLV production by engaging LEAN suppliers. Manufacturers need a more focused, creative and flexible solution for finding HMLV supplier partners. Outsourcing the entire HMLV function frees managers to do what they do best – manage high-volume business. There are three reasons why high-mix, low-volume (HMLV) products are proliferating: A growing trend toward corporate mergers and acquisitions, which compounds product offerings while consolidating production management; Customer demands for more choices and more product variations, even to the point of customization; The fact that today’s manufactured goods are better made and are performing longer, requiring manufacturers to continue to produce and offer replacement parts for obsolete models that are still in service. One of the ways that manufacturers can enhance their management of an HMLV basket of components is to engage suppliers that implement LEAN methodologies in their […]
The Ohio Minority Supplier Development Council, Chase Bank and The Ohio State University-Fisher College of Business proposed The Middle Market MBE program. The goal of the program is to provide development opportunities to middle market MBEs to ensure their long-term viability and continued growth. MES president & CEO Hiten Shah was invited to be a part of a panel discussion to share his experiences as a self-challenging business owner and who is seeking to build the value of his business. MES Inc. has been identified in the fastest growing privately held companies by multiple awards for the past several years. It helps develop custom engineered solutions by leveraging global manufacturing resources and implementing comprehensive supply chain solutions. As the leader of MES, Hiten was glad that he could help other MBEs to be stronger suppliers to corporate partners and also help facilitate the economic development of minority communities. In the […]
A flange used globally posed a cost and supply problem for Schneider Electric. The challenge presented to MES was to reduce the flange’s production cost while securing its availability. MES was able to meet Schneider’s needs by delivering an end-to-end engineering solution. THE CHALLENGE The Schneider component consisted of a nut and a flange. Both parts were stainless steel, a relatively expensive option that had originally been chosen in order to withstand outdoor applications where potential exposure to moisture, cold or chemical environments could otherwise result in corrosion and component failure. The nut had been brazed to the flange. The use of stainless steel and the added production step of brazing meant increasingly higher production costs for the component, and Schneider was seeking an alternative that would reduce cost without compromising the durability of the finished part. THE SOLUTION MES proposed an engineering solution that would lower the component’s manufacturing […]
In less than 15 years, Hiten Shah the president and CEO of MES used international connections and technological advances to build a fast-growing supply chain business. In less than 10 years, he turned a one-man company from his home office to a global supply chain business in 5 different locations globally. In the latest issued China Die-Casting magazine, Hiten Shah discussed his business focus, insight, and strategy which helped him to create MES’s competitive advantages and win customers’ trust in different aspects. As a successful entrepreneur and an innovative leader, Hiten has never stopped seeking help and adopting good ideas to improve his services and products. About the China Die-Casting Magazine Chine Die-Casting Magazine is the leading industrial magazine focused on the metal casting industry. For more information, please read http://dcm888.com/book.php