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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, […]
August 17, 2012
MES ranked by Inc. 500-5000

Marketing & Engineering Solutions, Inc (MES) Ranks No. 1428 on the 2012 Inc. 500|5000

Inc. Magazine today ranked MES, Inc. NO. 1428 on its sixth annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. MES offers comprehensive supply chain management and low cost country sourcing solutions. With established operations and quality/engineering resources in India, Mexico, China and Australia, MES strives to provide high-quality global resources for manufacturers, while managing the sourcing, engineering, importing and warehousing requirements of its customers. MES was initially formed in 1999 as a manufacturer’s representation business, and made the shift to providing Supply Chain Management and Low Cost Country Sourcing (LCCS) services 4 years ago. President of MES, Hiten Shaw, commented, “We are very proud to be recognized on the Inc. 5000 list for our first time, and will strive to improve our ranking in the years to come.” MES was also […]