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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 […]
October 31, 2016
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Debunking Buy American, Made in U.S.A. and Assembled in U.S.A.

Our business model brings us often to the negotiation table with representatives of companies who appreciate the benefits we bring to their business in reducing the total cost of ownership, but are worried about “Buy America” and “Made in U.S.A / Assembled in U.S.A.” constraints. On more than one occasion we helped potential clients to understand better those constraints. BUY AMERICA “Buy America” is a complex web of acts and amendments and usually applies to companies providing services or goods to the U.S. government, either at the national or local level and which, consequently, are subject to public purchasing rules. The first Buy American Act was passed in 1933 by the Hoover administration giving precedence to U.S. –made products in public purchasing as part of the legislation meant to fight the Great Depression. According to the act, all goods for public use must be produced in the U.S., and manufactured […]
October 31, 2016

MES Achieves Lead Times Beyond Expectations

Last month, MES’ sourcing team was faced with yet another challenge for the outdoor lighting industry: delivering in record times an aluminum die casting tool of significant size: 1,240 mm x 1,075 mm x 895 mm weighing – 8,300 kg. Mobilizing the Sourcing Manager in China and engaging our most trusted suppliers, MES was able to finish the tooling in 55 days. PPAP parts were sent two weeks later, and the heat sink parts were in production 10 days after PPAP approval. Because of the relatively low volume (5,000), the size and complexity of the part, American suppliers quoted an average of 20 weeks lead time at 3 times the price achieved by MES. At MES, we consider that the lighting industry is the one keeping us on our feet. Unlike automotive programs which take years to kick-off, lighting is extremely fast with short product lifecycles and frequent product introductions. […]
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