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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 […]
May 15, 2013
Global Manufacturing-Lead Time Advantage

MES Lead time advantage

MES Lead time advantage: What are the standard lead time being quoted by your domestic die casting tooling supplier? We have developed 27 die castings in 2013 alone with average lead time of 45 calendar days… Application below is a lighting industry casting – about 1+ kg – PPAP submission on 40th day! Additionally, Tooling cost savings of 40%-60% over domestic suppliers Pre-tooling design reviews for DFM inputs (Design for Manufacturing), gate locations, vent locations, ejector pins MoldFlow – $1000 (for most parts less than 4 kgs) – with sourcing letter of intent ($2000 for parts – over 5 kgs) Weekly timelines Chinese based office – 9 full time engineers and 2 sourcing managers We work with 11 current die casting factories and have 6 more approved die casting factories in our quality system  We are proud to report the Case study in the early 2013 to show our ability […]
May 14, 2013
Global manufacturing resource

Benefits of Global Sourcing and Supply Chain Management Solutions with MES

  MES, Inc. is your global sourcing and supply chain management company. With offices in Mumbai, India; Ningbo and Shenzhen, China; and Columbus, Ohio, MES has the ability to save your business time and money by handling logistics with speed and efficiency. Thanks to the global sourcing of MES, which has sources in Malaysia, Taiwan, Australia, China and India, we can reduce your cost, decrease your inventory and cut the lead time. Discover the benefits of outsourcing your supply chain management, and start streamlining your business today. Why Choose MES Here at MES we have achieved proficiency in the logistics industry. MES has been ISO 9001:2008 Certified as of 2009, and we are recognized as a Minority Certified Company through the South Central Ohio Minority Business Council (SCOMBC). MES was awarded the “Fast 50” Award in 2011 and 2012 by Columbus Business First for our innovation and growth within the logistics supply management industry. In 2012 MES debuted on the INC 500/5000 list, […]