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June 27, 2013
Global Manufacturing-Supply Chain Management

MES Improves Lead Times, Overcomes Challenges with Hands-on Supply Chain Management

MES Improves Lead Times, Overcomes Challenges with Hands-on Supply Chain Management COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 20, 2013– via PR Newswire— Dealing with suppliers in India and China, MES is often asked how it overcomes communication gaps and development challenges (lead times, PPAP quality submissions, etc.). After developing with over 40 suppliers over last 10 years, following are the key issues. While these may seem very logical, in the world dealing with suppliers which are 15,000 miles away, all issues are exacerbated: 1.  Finding Qualified Suppliers: It’s very easy to find suppliers who say “they do export work”. It’s also easy to find suppliers who have “capacity”. It’s almost given that all suppliers have “ISO / TS Certification”. But what’s unique in both Indian and Chinese Culture is the deference to the customers. Customers have to train and develop relationships with suppliers to “extract” the correct information – this is not because […]
June 24, 2013
inventory management-JIT-custom manufacturing

Warehousing and Inventory Solutions – MES, Inc.

Almost anyone in business today is looking for ways to reduce inventory and cut costs. In fact, many companies have internal or customer mandated initiatives to improve plant operations or purchasing processes to cut costs and improve inventory management so they can remain competitive. Many people don’t realize that one of the easiest ways to save money and cut the carrying cost of inventory is to improve the effectiveness of your warehousing and to adopt just in time inventory management. Our heated 80,000 square foot facility is state of the art for warehousing and inventory management. We have on site security systems, sprinkler systems supplied from independent water sources, and multiple bays that can handle wide or high-cube loads. We even have an on-site fabrication, press and machine shop if you need it. The warehousing team at MES makes daily JIT deliveries for many of our customers, and we ship daily to many suppliers in the area so they can run lean […]
June 14, 2013
Global Manufacturing-Die Casting for the lighting industry

Die Casting – Die Cast Solutions For Lighting Industry

Whether your company produces thousands of lights for a new high-rise or street lights for a small community, finding the right die cast manufacturers can, often times, be difficult. You can save money by buying manufactured parts for your products from countries like China, India, or Mexico, but do you have the time or resources to search hundreds of companies to find what you are looking for? Let MES partner with you to bring your orders to your door step and provide just-in-time supply chain management solutions.  Because we can get what you need when you need it, there is no need to stock up for later. You save warehouse and inventory management costs. As supply agents, we can get high-volume discounts for your small to mid-sized orders. And, because this is our specialty, we deal with manufacturers around the world who can use a variety of manufacturing methods to […]
June 13, 2013

Shaft Lead Time

MES Shaft Lead time- Forged Shaft MES is happy to share the development of the forged shaft assembly. This shaft assembly is used by a major agricultural OEM. Application is a forged shaft assembly which is a subassembly including: Forged shaft – Steel Machined spline shaft – Cold Rolled Steel Machined Component – Steel Bar Bolt and Washer for assembly   Project Leadtime: Tooling Kickoff – 1/30/2013 Tooling Complete – 4/1/13 PPAP Samples Shipped – 4/10/2013 (7.5 weeks with 2 weeks China Chinese New Year holidays) Tool Savings for Customers in US – $4500   Parts pictures:                                                  
June 7, 2013
Global Manufacturing-Outsourced die casting manufacturing

The Advantages of Outsourcing Die Casting Manufacturing

One of the constraints in die casting often is the fairly high cost of tooling. This high cost makes it difficult, or in some cases even impossible, for some companies to compete or justify developing many products utilizing die castings aesthetics and superior mechanical strengths. In surveys done by CSCMP and APICS, quality of offshore supplier is often rated as #1 or #2 issue by purchasing managers, die casting commodity managers and engineers. There is a lot of information on the internet, but most of the suppliers would not be picked by customers as websites are not comprehensive or sometimes deceiving. What makes a difference are having engineers or sourcing people on the ground who can visit suppliers, who can do some due diligence with local competitors, tooling suppliers, accountants and if needed, banks. MES has team on the ground in India and China to do second level diligence on […]