On May 17, 2019, MES Inc. was proud to be a supporter of the Columbus Council on World Affairs’ (CCWA) 2019 International Awards Ceremony. More than 600 business, civic, and academic leaders gathered together to celebrate outstanding contributions to global education and understanding. In addition to celebrating honorees, the ceremony serves as a fundraiser to support educational programs, including Global Scholars Diploma.
The Ohio Minority Supplier Development Council, Chase Bank and The Ohio State University-Fisher College of Business proposed The Middle Market MBE program. The goal of the program is to provide development opportunities to middle market MBEs to ensure their long-term viability and continued growth. MES president & CEO Hiten Shah was invited to be a part of a panel discussion to share his experiences as a self-challenging business owner and who is seeking to build the value of his business.
A flange used globally posed a cost and supply problem for Schneider Electric. The challenge presented to MES was to reduce the flange’s production cost while securing its availability. MES was able to meet Schneider’s needs by delivering an end-to-end engineering solution. THE CHALLENGE The Schneider component consisted of a nut and a flange. Both parts were stainless steel, a relatively expensive option that had originally been chosen in order to withstand outdoor applications where potential exposure to moisture, cold or chemical environments could otherwise result in corrosion and component failure. The nut had been brazed to the flange. The use of stainless steel and the added production step of brazing meant increasingly higher production costs for the component, and Schneider was seeking an alternative that would reduce cost without compromising the durability of the finished part. THE SOLUTION MES proposed an engineering solution that would lower the component’s manufacturing […]
MES, Inc. has established a new business unit to facilitate its supply chain and inventory management services for European customers. The new company, Euro Metrics Sp. z o.o., is headquartered in Zielona Góra, Poland. It will operate initially from a third-party warehouse located in Chociule, Poland and managed by Schnug Polska Sp. z o.o. “The selection of this warehouse represents the next stage in a strategic plan by MES to extend its supply chain services to European customers and to North American customers doing business in the Euro marketplace,” according to Hiten Shah, Chief Executive Officer for MES, Inc. “The Schnug warehouse facility meets all of the capabilities we need for warehousing, IT system support and transportation,” Shah stated. “In addition, Schnug has proved to be very flexible and quick to react, which is aligns with our core value of meeting our customers’ expectations for fast turnaround in inventory management.” […]
Fast sourcing turnaround by Euro Metrics Sp. z o.o. allowed a lighting manufacturer, LUG Light Factory Sp. z o.o., to showcase its new lighting product at the 2018 light + building Exhibition in Frankfurt. With operations located in Zielona Góra, Poland, LUG Light Factory was seeking to launch its AVENIDA line of aluminum die cast lighting parts at light + building. These aluminum parts are used for products lighting a variety of residential and public spaces including avenues, sidewalks, parks, playgrounds, promenades and residential roadways, among other applications. LUG chose Euro Metrics as the supplier in this project based on the company’s global sourcing capabilities and its proven history of short lead times for tool building. Euro Metrics managed to deliver the first AVENIDA samples within 55 days. That allowed LUG to assemble the lighting samples it needed to launch the AVENIDA product line at the Frankfurt show. The AVENIDA […]