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April 23, 2014
Lighting Industry Die Casting Case Study

MES Manufacturing Lead Time Advantages

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 […]
December 4, 2013
Brass Die Casting-Brass Alloy Die Casting-Contract Die Casting

Outsourced Manufacturing Considerations

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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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