MES, Inc., as a full-service provider of global manufacturing and supply chain management, focused on expanding academic research and providing more opportunity to students. Two groups of students from Miami University worked on projects for MES and presented their findings on Wednesday, Dec. 2nd. The first project was an in-depth dive into the die casting market in Mexico. Students were challenged to analyze the current die casting market trends in that region compared to other global regions; including production, raw material costs, and growth in various industries. The students did a fantastic job in taking MES supplier requirements and applying that during their supplier search. They were able to find several quality suppliers, ranking them in tiers by their location and their capabilities as they apply to the MES business model. The second project was to research and enhance MES’s current packaging and labeling requirements. The students were asked to review the […]
MES is proud to announce the launch this month of our first White Paper, called “China vs. India. A Sourcing Experience”. The White Paper Series is meant to share with our stakeholders some of the lessons learned and pain points from our vast global sourcing and supply chain management experience. “China vs. India. A Sourcing Experience” answers some of the questions from our clients who have difficulties in modelling their global sourcing strategies, and deals with the tradeoffs they have to make in terms of price, quality and lead times. The slowdown of the Chinese economy and the critiques of India’s inefficiencies are deterring companies from pursuing sourcing in China and India. Our analysis comes to show that the two Asian countries remain, for the medium term, the manufacturing engine of the world economy and the best solution for most of our clients’ needs. MES plans to roll out a […]
MES, INC President, Mr. Shah was invited to speak at University of Texas – Austin. He presented at SCMSO undergraduate organization. (http://www.scmsotexas.com). He also presented to Operations Fellows (MBA group) http://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/Centers/SCMC/Sigma-Fellows His presentation was well received by the students of both groups. It was a very engaging conversation where students led by asking a variety of questions. Some of them included: 1] What is Mr. Shah’s biggest challenge in growing the business? 2] Where does Mr. Shah spend most of his time? 3] Why would competitor not be able to surpass what MES does? 4] How do you encourage people to push themselves and fail? 5] How do you develop a culture of tolerance to trying out new things and failing at some? 6] Why do customers come to MES? 7] How did business get started? 7] What were biggest lessons from startup to now? 8] How big can the business […]
How the Impossible Becomes Possible At MES we take pride in doing everything to accommodate our clients no matter how hard the task at hand is. As a matter of fact, the harder the challenge, the higher the incentive and excitement to find a viable solution. In September of this year, one of our oldest customer presented our Sales Manager with the hardest challenge to date: to find a way to deliver 171,000 aluminum die-cast powder coated parts in less than 8 weeks. Other national and international suppliers quoted an average of 12 weeks lead time for the construction of the tool. Mobilizing the Sourcing Manager in China and engaging our most trustworthy suppliers, MES was able to finish the first tool in 28 days and the second in another 22 at 1/3 of the cost quoted by the national suppliers. This success comes to prove that: China not only […]
Hiten Shah, president of MES, Inc., built the company on a culture of trust and honest, where employees have the freedom to express themselves and fairness and transparency are practiced in all relationships. The company hires many talented individuals to ensure best-in-class metrics for its work, and retains its employees by giving them a strong sense of autonomy while making them feel as if they are part of the family. MES promises its clients to reduce component costs over domestic sourcing, reduce inventory levels and develop custom engineered products. Its business metrics focus on customers’ requirements for on-time delivery and low- quality rejects while being efficient in inventory management. All associates have very clear goals, which are published company wide as monthly metrics The company uses the best legal, accounting, human resources and strategy consultants to develop tactics and choose the most efficient supply chains for customers.