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November 28, 2016
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How China Is Disrupting Supply Chains in Europe

Chinese President Xi Jinping made a series of trips to Eastern Europe in 2016 as part of his advocacy campaign for the Silk Road Economic Belt and 21st Century Maritime Silk Road (OBOR). The initiative, launched by Xi Jinping in the autumn of 2013, aims to link Asia with Western Europe, CIS countries, and Africa through a network of interconnected infrastructures, especially rail, road, and maritime transport. OBOR is now the largest and most important geostrategic, economic and financial project being implemented globally. China, who has been systematically and intentionally bypassed by the most important regional trade agreements, is now making history by literally building its own way into the Western markets viewing Central Eastern European Countries (CEE) as the best opportunity for an approach. Compared with the Marshall Plan, the regeneration plan for Europe after the WWII, OBOR is actually more than 10 times larger in terms of investment. […]
November 28, 2016
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MES Inc. Joins the Columbus 2020 Trade Mission in Mexico

MES Inc. has been successfully serving clients in Mexico for over 5 years but is constantly trying to understand better the Mexican economic reality, the struggles that our potential clients are facing in terms of price, quality and lead times and how they could benefit from the products and services we offer.  Our determination is not deterred by the uncertainty surrounding the faith of NAFTA and we are as convinced as ever of the mutual benefits of the US-Mexico trade relationship. We are also committed in helping companies which have invested greatly in the Mexican manufacturing sector in maintaining and growing their competitive edge. As such, Randy Rhodes, our Director of Sales and Marketing participated earlier this month to the Columbus 2020 Trade Mission in Mexico City and Monterrey, MX. The program included meetings with manufacturers in the lighting, industrial equipment, electronics, automotive and HVAC industries as well as well […]
November 10, 2016
Disrupting the Dominant Design in Distribution

Disrupting the Dominant Design in Distribution

Disrupting the Dominant Design in Distribution by Chris Caplice, Ph.D., Executive Director, MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics, Silver Family Research Fellow, Sr. Lecturer. Presented at the Supply Chain Forum, Friday, October 21, 2016 by the Center for Operational Excellence, Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University   Caplice asserts that just as there is a dominant design for consumer products, so, too, is there a dominant design for distribution with an accompanying scenario for every design each being susceptible to five potentially “driving” forces for disruption that cannot be controlled or influenced, with each having indirect, ambiguous and unknown effects.  By asking what trends can disrupt the dominant design for distribution in the US, Caplice suggests there are five potential disruptive driving forces. Trend #1—Densification of Products. “This is the process of reducing product size while maintaining or increasing its value. Examples of densification include laundry detergent (shifting […]
October 31, 2016
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Awards in 2016 Recognize MES’ Strive for Excellence

This year, the excellent work and efforts of our associates and management have been recognized in multiple ways on a record number of occasions. MES was honored to make, for the 5th year in a row, the Inc. 500 ranking of the fastest growing companies in the US and to receive, for the 4th year in a row, the Columbus Business First’s Fast 50 Award. The two awards complement each other and recognize the incredible growth rate of MES which went from a $30M revenue in 2013 to $80M forecasted for 2016. Behind these two awards lies the relentless and passionate effort of talented individuals who every day strive ensure our clients best-in-class products and services.   Commenting on the growth of MES, President and CEO Hiten Shah says: “There are no secrets to success, it is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from our own failures. I […]
October 31, 2016
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Introducing MESH – A One of a Kind Tool

MES is a metrics driven enterprise using data analytics as the basis for all our decision making activities. Market positioning, strategic planning, financial and budgeting processes improvement, associate and client planning, supply chain and inventory management, supplier performance and pricing, and cost reductions are just a few areas where data analytics driven decision making have made MES an industry leader.  MES has made the great leap from commodity analytics to advanced analytics.  From “that which can be done with commonly available tools without any specialized knowledge of data analytics” to “going beyond what happened, when it happened and what the impact was, (to) identify what caused it to happened and what can be done about it in the future.” (Bill Franks in “Taming the Big Data Tidal Wave” ) Trials using several commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) applications only proved we needed customized tools to support MES’s business model, its growing global […]
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