At MES, we pride ourselves on our efficiency as a low-cost global sourcing and supply chain management company. In order to provide the best service and maintain our low lead-times, we conduct internal reviews and rate our performance on a 4-point scale. Our reviews are very stringent, and our team is committed to improving our operations in pursuit of a perfect 4.0 rating. Recently, MES was able to hit our goal of a perfect 4.0 rating for the first time! It took a team effort, a late night at the office, and some elbow-grease, but our team members were happy to take the extra steps needed to ensure this shipment would arrive on time. If an issue arises, we’re not afraid to roll up our sleeves and do some heavy lifting, even at our corporate headquarters, to ensure that our clients’ orders arrive on time! MES, Inc. is […]
The MES Overseas Manufacturing Lead Time Advantage: What are the standard lead times being quoted by your domestic die casting tooling supplier? MES has developed 45 die castings in 2013 alone with average lead time of 45 calendar days… 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 • Mold Flow – $1000 (for most parts less than 4 Kg) – with sourcing letter of intent ($2000 for parts – over 5 Kg) • Weekly timelines • Chinese based office – 22 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 Case Study #1: Medical Equipment Housing, Door & Lens • Aluminum – A380 • Tooling Kickoff to Complete: 35 days • PPAP […]
The MES team has been growing by leaps and bounds and now includes close to 50 members worldwide. With offices or personnel in the US, Mexico, India, China, Vietnam and Australia, we are truly a global company! We recently snapped some photos from our Mexico office, and thought you’d enjoy seeing the view our Mexico team enjoys. MES, Inc. is a full-service provider of global contract manufacturing services. Our value to our customers is our ability to manage the entire Supply Chain Management process, from sourcing, manufacturing, export/import, logistics and warehousing solutions. We take great pride in our ability to reduce manufacturing and tooling costs and manufacturing lead times for our customers worldwide. Contact us today to find out more and to see how we can save you time and money on manufactured components and supply chain management.
This is the most metric-intensive portion of the supply chain process—one where we continuously measure quality levels, production output and productivity. Outsourced Manufacturing Considerations Manufacturers are increasingly relying on outsourced manufacturing as they struggle to keep manufacturing costs in check, shorten product cycles and stay competitive in their market. Outsourced manufacturing, done well, can help manufacturers save money on everything from facility costs, tooling, equipment purchases and maintenance, as well as staffing. Outsourced manufacturing can also allow for the expansion of core competencies and help protect companies from supply interruptions. As compelling as the savings are, sacrificing quality or lead times can end up costing manufacturers more money in the long term. You must ensure that the outsourced manufacturing vendor has the technical capabilities, capacity, facilities, and systems to provide the products according to your specifications and will provide the service you expect. You should assess the willingness and capability […]