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July 31, 2013
Contract Castings Manufacturing

Just in Time (JIT)-KANBAN Solutions Worldwide

MES, Inc. wants to be your one stop source for all of your Just in Time (JIT) – KANBAN shipping needs. MES as a company specializes in supply chain management that can help you manage your inventory levels and save money. We have many ways to help you keep your daily inventory totals as low as possible. Our supply chain specialists can tailor a supply chain program that maximizes your profits while minimizing turnaround and waiting times on the inventory that you need. MES will work with you to ensure the best possible supply chain sourcing, no matter what country sources the materials you need. Delivery Schedules and Quantities to Meet Your Needs Just in time (JIT) supply chain management is used by most manufacturers to keep inventories and thus costs, low. Your production schedule may call for a single massive shipment per week, or it may call for daily or monthly shipments. Whatever […]
July 24, 2013
inventory management-JIT-custom manufacturing

Domestic Warehousing Solution

As a global supply chain management company with resources around the world, we at MES, Inc. regularly help companies improve their supply chain efficiency and reduce expenses. We use a combination of international offices, select carriers and warehouses to minimize expenses as much as possible. None of our other resources would be effective, though, if we did not have state-of-the-art domestic warehousing solutions. Our Domestic Warehouses We have four warehouses, one of our warehouses is in Richwood, Ohio, one is in Mt. Vernon, Ohio the other two are in SantaFe CA and Monterrey MX. Together these facilities provide almost 150,000 sq. ft. for us to store shipments in. They have a total of six wide bays, one bay for high cube containers and a drive-in dock, so dropping off and picking up inventory never takes long – 15 to 20 trucks leave every day, just for one company! We have the space to store […]
July 17, 2013
global logistics-custom manufacturing

Optimizing Offshore Shipping Costs

If you’re looking to cut costs, there are a number of fronts you can work on. The offshore shipping prices you deal with on a regular basis are prohibitive, and finding solutions to a tight budget can be a headache to say the least. Your supply chain management strategy is the key to cutting costs in several areas of your business. What MES can do for your business is to provide an integrated model to solve your most pressing supply chain management issues, involving offshore shipping cost solutions, domestic warehousing solutions, and more. Let’s take a look at how our offshore shipping plan can help your supply chain management. First of all, let’s take a look at the offshore shipping situation. If you’ve been tracking your expenditures and adjusting your budget according to the market prices, you’ll realize that shipping costs themselves are skyrocketing, For example, this year the costs to ship from eastern countries such as India and China are twice […]
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 […]