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Marketing and Engineering Solutions Inc.
www.mesinc.net / Headquarters: Lewis Center, Ohio / Employees: 80 / Hiten Shah, CEO:
"Our mission is to deliver engineering solutions to our customers in a timely and efficient manner."

Midwest

Supply and Demand

marketing and engineering solutions deals with a global supply base and
manages the supply chain so its customers don't have to. by stephanie crets

the mes supply chain team
deals with the suppliers so
its customers don't have to.

The average U.S. manufacturer
spends roughly half its revenue to
purchase goods and services, which
makes their success dependent on
their interaction with the suppliers.
"By the time our clients engage us,
they are already convinced of the
utility outsourcing and usually have a
good idea of what constitutes the 'best
value' in their company and usually
that is: cheaper (lowest price), better
(best quality) and faster (minimum
lead times)," CEO Hiten Shah says.
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sle for some companies when they
must face foreign government regulatory risk, enforceability of contracts,
protection of IP, business ethics and
cultural differences. But when Marketing and Engineering Solutions
(MES) Inc. steps in, companies save
time, overhead costs and undo stress.
As a full-service provider of global
manufacturing resources and supply chain management, MES deals
directly with global suppliers to deliver top-quality aluminum, zinc,
iron-cast and rubber components for

clients in the lighting, automotive,
agriculture, electronics and telecommunication industries.
Columbus, Ohio-headquartered
MES sources manufactured components from India, China, Australia, Taiwan, Vietnam and Malaysia.
It maintains warehouse facilities in
Ohio, California, Texas and Mexico.
"We help many North American
companies by managing the entire
outsourced manufacturing process,"
Shah says. "Our mission is to deliver
engineering solutions to our custom-


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