What Is Minimum Order Quantity in Metal Manufacturing?

Posted by: Brian Rothstein on April 14, 2022 | 5 min. read

If you’ve spent any time in the metal supply industry, you may have noticed three letters strung together: MOQ, or “minimum order quantity.”

It’s a phrase we use often. But what does MOQ mean in manufacturing? And how does Mead Metals’ MOQ policy benefit you?

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5 Reasons to Choose Mead Metals as Your Metal Service Center

Posted by: Brian Rothstein on March 29, 2022 | 3 min. read

It should come as no surprise that I think being a Mead Metals customer is a great idea — I’m their director of sales. But over my time at Mead, I’ve come to recognize five distinct reasons why working with Mead Metals rises above other steel and metal service centers.

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What Value-Add Services Does A Metal Service Center Provide?

Posted by: Brian Rothstein on October 21, 2021 | 3 min. read

If you think you can go to two different metal service centers and get the same value-add services, you’d be mistaken. Depending on the equipment, capabilities, and general know-how of the center you work with, these locations could offer entirely different services than other metal service centers nearby.

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4 Questions to Ask Your Metal Supplier

Posted by: Brian Rothstein on June 29, 2021 | 3 min. read

When searching for and qualifying a new metal supplier, here are our responses to four of the most common questions.

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Mead Metals Customer Feature: HSI Metal Stamping

Posted by: Brian Rothstein on November 18, 2020 | 3 min. read

Have you ever known somebody so long that you can’t even remember how you met? That just happened to be the case during a recent conversation with the President of HSI Metal Stamping. Our two companies have been working together before both of our times. I guess it’s just the sort of thing that happens when both companies started up in the early 60s and 70s. Still, we had a great conversation about our more recent working history. You know, the past two or three decades. 

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Nearshoring vs. Reshoring - What's the Difference?

Posted by: Dani Weinhandl on September 18, 2018 | 1 min. read

Back in July, I covered an interesting topic that’s been growing in popularity: reshoring. And although popular, it’s not the only effort manufacturers are making when it comes to the geographic location of their processes. This other option, which I’ll explain in more detail below, is referred to as nearshoring. But first, let’s review reshoring.

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What is Green Manufacturing?

Posted by: Dani Weinhandl on August 28, 2018 | 1 min. read

Are you familiar with green manufacturing? It’s an idea that’s been around for quite some time, and recently it’s become more popular as the benefits of eco-friendly manufacturing efforts have continued to grow. Here’s a look at what green manufacturing is and how it can benefit manufacturers.

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A Metal Supplier with On-Time Delivery, Every Time

Posted by: Brian Rothstein on August 8, 2018 | 1 min. read

When you work with Mead Metals, it’s okay to expect on-time delivery. In fact, we encourage it. We track how accurately we meet or exceed quoted lead times, and I can confidently state they are met with 99.98% accuracy.

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What is Reshoring?

Posted by: Dani Weinhandl on July 26, 2018 | 2 min. read

 You may have heard about an increase in reshoring efforts, especially in conversations around manufacturing work and economic opportunity. Reshoring has a direct impact on many U.S.-based manufacturers and an indirect impact on many companies in a variety of industries. Today, I’ll be covering what reshoring is, our indirect experience with it, and what benefits reshoring brings.

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Is Your Metal Supplier ISO Certified?

Posted by: Brian Rothstein on June 26, 2018 | 1 min. read

Every single metal supplier isn’t going to carry a current ISO 9001 certification. It requires time and resources to obtain and maintain ISO certification, and depending on the specifics of their business, a metal supplier may opt out of ISO. Here’s how you can find out if a metal supplier is ISO certified and a few details on why it matters.

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