MES President and CEO, Hiten Shah, read an article in Fortune last week about Kalanick and discussed about the disruptive model in a meeting. Couple of days later, we heard about Uber releasing a report on its diversity, inclusion, and bias practices. The report was written by former U.S. Attorney General (the lead lawyer for the U.S. Government), Eric Holder. The report concludes an investigation conducted by Holder, following allegations of harassment, discrimination, and retaliation from Susan Fowler, a former engineer at Uber. The report is a scathing criticism of virtually every aspect of how Uber leads and manages its personnel. To access report: http://online.wsj.com/public/resources/documents/Uber-covington.pdf It is sad to know such an egregious and discriminating behavior by the top executives, a cutting-edge company like Uber reprimanding their associates for failure when the whole model which company is built upon is unproven. Also, it is hard to believe how strong of […]
As a full service provider of global manufacturing and supply chain management services, Marketing & Engineering Solutions (MES) has developed a strong customer base that includes some of the largest OEMs and OEM suppliers in the US, Europe and Australia Global sourcing and supply chain management firm MES has achieved significant success since it was founded by Hiten Shah in 2007; establishing its Ohio warehouse the same year, the company went onto achieve ISO 9001 certification a mere two years later. Opening its India sourcing office in 2010, the company went global in 2011 with the establishment of its China office and a 3PL warehouse in Mexico; incorporating its Hong Kong business the same year, the company went on to establish a warehouse in California in 2012. Following this period of major expansion, MES began to source products from Vietnam and Taiwan in 2013 and achieved a stratospheric 220 per […]
The presidential elections in the US last year brought a lot of uncertainty for trade relations. The tense relations with China, the withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP), the renegotiation of the North American Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and a big question mark for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) are making businesses, especially those dependent upon imports and exports, fidgety. MES Inc. is no exception. Dependent upon imports from China and India, and with over 30% of revenues coming from NAFTA countries, MES Inc. is aware of their customers’ concerns as they navigate the new climate. Throughout this White Paper MES Inc. looks at: The changes made in the first months of the new US Presidential Administration, The agenda for the succeeding months, The reactions and change in attitude of US’ trade partners, The reactions of the automotive industry which stands to be the most affected by the […]
The past couple of weeks have seen MES Inc. engaged on several fronts in meeting our clients and potential clients in a series of events in the United States and Europe. Detroit, MI, May 2-4, Michigan Minority Procurement Conference and Business Opportunity Exchange. As a minority owned business extremely active with The Ohio Minority Supplier Development Council (OMSDC), we have decided to adhere to the Michigan events as well. For the first time this year, MES Inc. participated in the Michigan Minority Procurement Conference, Michigan’s premiere B2B conference that focuses on connecting suppliers with major corporations. This three-day event is held annually in Detroit at COBO Center, and features an action-packed trade floor with over 400 exhibitors, business development seminars, industry specific forums, business consulting sessions, and a procurement matchmaker where businesses can speak one-on-one with corporate buyers. This year’s seminars featured among other: Industry 4.0: Opportunities & Risks for […]
MES Inc. made its foray in 3D printing capabilities last fall by purchasing a couple of 3D printers and a 3D scanner. Initial intent was to use it for gaging, prototyping and proof designing. However, MES has now decided to setup a prototype and pilot shop. Metrics Works will focus on providing prototyping services to the MES’ growing range of customers. MES will have a fine resolution ProJet MJP 2500 series used for small parts made of variety of plastics and elastomeric materials. WorkBench Pro is used for large functional prototypes. HandyScan 3D is used for quality measurements and reverse engineering. We welcome customer inquiries for prototype needs.