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3/23/2020

Product & Tool cost calculation for profit growth of your company

Effective Cost Cutting
Practical Modern Approach for Managers and Engineers in Industry to achieve Profit Growth
The days of cheap raw materials and energy sources are over. Your suppliers in Europe and Asia will demand price increases due to rising material and energy prices. How do you calculate the total costs, whether a procurement in China really pays off? How do you create transparency in the "supply chain" between sub-suppliers and OEMs, in order to identify and implement optimum costs and performance?

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3/18/2020

86qm-Apartment & Office in Shanghai Hongqiao Hub for rent!

Short and Long Term furnished home office and apartment rental in China for affordable price at high service quality.
Exclusively for Chinese, German and English-speaking companies and private persons from overseas:
86qm-Serviced Apartment and Office in Shanghai Hongqiao Hub. Who comes first, will be served first. Free to rent at end of March 2020. With very attractive prices, related to your rental period.

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3/18/2020

107qm Rental Suzhou Serviced Office & 40qm Suzhou Serviced Apartment at at new representative Suzhou City Plaza, close to Metro and Main Station.

107qm Rental Suzhou Serviced Office at new representative Suzhou City Plaza. Pinglong Lu No.251. Very central with direct Metro connection. 8th Floor.
Special offer together with
40qm Rental Suzhou Serviced Apartment at new representative Suzhou City Plaza. Pinglong Lu No.251. Very central with direct Metro connection. 19th Floor.
Nice view and quiet.

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3/18/2020

Are you successful in your business? How can you reach your goals?

Can you answer following statements with yes, to use following strategy to pursue your goals?

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3/11/2020

Launch of our YouTube-Channel!

Our YouTube Channel started with a new swing of interesting videos!


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3/10/2020

How to tackle next recessions?

Since many years focusing on Asian markets in industry, I am always keen on learning and to improve my abilities to push my own and my client's companies forward. Based on a McKinsey study (see link below), they asked: What we always need to do to stay ahead of our industry peers, even slightly? Is our company in Asia resilient enough to be ready for next crisis? To be or not to be, is this the question? Especially supplier businesses related to automotive is strongly affected by downturns of OEMs.

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2/18/2020

Manufacturing in China: Smart factories everywhere or still extended workbenches?

What is your target or KPI as COO or plant manager in China? Increase profit as first priority, then increase flexibility, throughput time due to customer requirements. Furthermore, to increase efficiency by keeping company as attractive employer for high performing employees? To use lean manufacturing tools, Six Sigma methods, supplier development and cost reduction tools like ECOCUT (efficient cost cutting) and SPECTRA (supplier process evaluation and cost transparency), you easily can reach these targets.

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2/18/2020

Where does the enormous price differences from Asian to German toolmakers come from?

The often enormous price difference to German toolmakers results from the current grant-in-aids of the Asian states, the favorable low labor costs, the used cheap materials (shorter tool life), often no HSC (high speed cutting) milling, no tool coating (thus leads to shorter tool life), the self-built standard parts with accompanying low level of standardization (repair of the tooling in the West is therefore very expensive), and the design of the tool according to LCC methods for the manufacturing of the part (e.g. for manual assembly instead of automatic assembly).

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2/18/2020

M&A opportunity: modern German CNC multi-bending machine manufacturer on sale, published in Linkedin 20180514

Due to retirement and lack of descendant, do you know someone who is interested in buying and running a long established German company for manufacturing bending machines (tubes, profiles)? Customers and orders available in automotive, ship building, furniture industry and others.

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2/18/2020

What questions do you need to ask to select the right candidate?

How to become a perfect General Manager/CEO/VP/COO/CFO...?

Coaching staff and managers is one of the main tasks of a Top Manager. To delegate daily work to your staff, is obligatory to have space for your main strategic and business development tasks.
Today, as a GM/CxO/VP/department manager or HR staff, what question do you need to ask to select and hire the right candidates?

Introduction
A candidate is revealing information about him/herself and you need to put together a picture out of resume, interview, salary negotiation and acceptance of your offer. For example, using the right vocabulary and required key words for this specific job, while describing his/her experiences, accomplishments, successes and achievements, talking about energy, confidence, communication skills, ability to connect with the company, examples of past success.
Is the candidate talking about written and oral communication skills? Confidentiality, moral and ethical behavior? Independent and self-starting? Prioritizing and multi-tasking? Highly organized? Is he/she using examples to prove his/her statement?
Is the candidate using poor and weak words or perfect phrases? Is he/she talking too much and not getting to the point?
Is the candidate able to explain what makes him/her unique and where he/she is on his/her career path?

Here comes the process for interviews, to ask your proper questions to following topics in this sequence below:
1. Breaking the Ice
2. Getting to know the candidate
3. Strength and Uniqueness
4. Skills
5. Behavioral questions
6. Hiring supervisors
7. Hiring executive management
8. Summary

Below, you will find some questions of each item as example and reference. If you need to know more questions to ask, please write me a private email to qukanghan(at)web.de.
Best regards
Karlheinz Zuerl

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1/11/2020

Purchase of die & moulds in Low Cost Country (LCC) China

Buying die & molds in China seemingly has high cost advantages due to toolmaker’s offer. But has high risks as well, which are often underestimated:

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1/11/2020

Efficient Cost Cutting 1!

Most companies in Asia have no clue about how to reduce costs, e.g. in supply chain, engineering, production. To do this, companies need knowledge in costs engineering, product and tool costing, controlling. And they need enough working time to realize and follow up. Management need methodology in change management, as mostly to modify processes in operation you need to push but employees need to be convinced and motivated, otherwise they will block your improvements for any excuses.
Actually, GTEC holds two Chinese Trademarks in product and tool costing for our service, consulting and training business.
Following please find a job description for freelancers to support our attractive business. Please apply at contact(at)gtec.asia with application letter and CV. Please indicate your hourly and daily payment rates.

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1/11/2020

Blockchain, published in Linkedin 20180415

Last week, a WBC World Blockchain Conference took place in Beijing, soon a similar one will start in Shanghai.

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8/21/2019

Green Energy for China

China is becoming greener, but in some areas still heavily polluted. Currently China is mostly using fossil fuels to cover required energy.

It is not only air pollution by burning coal, but also low quality of water and soil, which is unsafe and dangerous for people. Additionally, car emissions and waste are part of this drama. Since years, Chinese government has declared war on pollution, promoting environmental protection, energy efficiency, low carbon growth and waste management.
As I am not an expert in green buildings, recycling, soil pollution, mining and wastewater treatment, I only focus on solutions of HSE and maintenance in industry, chemical gas cleaning opportunities, renewable energy, energy storage, and certainly in green transportation due to my automotive and e-motion background. Following some collected market initiative ideas:

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8/13/2019

One Who Moved Out To Get Rich. 1. Edition: The Empress of Suzhou

Target group:
For everybody who like to know how life and business in China is going on, where you put your foot in it and what are the culture and business differences between Western and Eastern world, between Christians and Buddhists, men and women.

„The Empress of Suzhou“. E-book ISBN 978-3-939366-61-4. Paperback
ISBN 978-3-939366-62-1. 392 pages.

This is the first volume of an adventurous journey across Asia. The business and private experiences and experiences of the German expatriate and emigrant Franz Übermut. Marvel at the "ultra-modern" China and the millennia-old strategies (tricks), superstitions, traditions, TCM knowledge, culinary skills and self-esteem rooted in the minds. You can also learn about the wide-ranging cultural differences between the west and east, which drop a brick by many travelers and business people.

Reviews by readers:
1. What does the poet want to tell us in his words? The book has been announced as an inside report on the "culture of China". Knowledge that would help us to find our way in the jungle of everyday Chinese and business life. What we can experience instead is how a Chinese wife, 20 years younger, insults, humiliates and harasses her German husband. The only thing she's talking about and what she's interested in is money. He probably has too little of that. He's a failure, she tells him that every day. And he is weak, as can be seen from the fact that he is constantly being harassed by her.
One could think: Is that all nonsense, irony or masochism? And is it part of masochism that Franz describes his negative experiences instead of keeping them to himself?
Parallel to the marriage war, Franz describes his professional and financial failures in the land of unlimited opportunities. Corruption, fraud and bureaucratic difficulties are the order of the day in the Middle Kingdom. You have to have good relationships with the administration, state officials and the party. Incidentally, the parents of his Chinese wife are party members. It is mentioned in passing, that one suspects that good Franz does not even know what that actually means for him.
Overall verdict: The book is also the psychodrama of a knight of luck in China. A grace point for work to get a glimpse of the joys of an intercultural marriage.

2. I think, this non-fiction book is a masterpiece, as it combines in-depth information with an exciting story. At the end of the book I also find a meaningful list of the keywords on Chinese culture and Chinese traditions with page numbers.

3. Everything is right for me, as Franz Übermut describes a modern China privately and professionally. His wife Hong also represents the confident and aggressive Chinese women who fight for prestige, success and wealth in Chinese society. Chinese women are different from other Asian women. After all, I am married to a Chinese woman and lived and worked there for a few years. The pursuit of wealth is a top priority for all Chinese. However, I didn't have the courage like Franz to stay there long. Kanghan Yuan deliberately called Franz's last name “Übermut”, which means translated "cockiness" or “self-conceit” Whoever reads the book knows why. Even the umlaut "Ü" in the name creates unforeseen problems with the authorities. His other challenges include visa problems, communication, cultural differences, lack of ethics and morals, and covered tricks and criminal activities by the Chinese, his misjudgment of financial and personal risks, health threats. In his situation, trying to run his head through the wall and / or risking a divorce would be fatal for Franz. That is why I find his chosen direction "patience and friendliness bring money" realistic, everything else would be out of touch with everyday life. See also the 36 famous war strategies of Sunzi that some of them are included in this first volume. Even though others consider Franz a "weak person", Kanghan Yuan has given his Franz the knowledge he has gained over China over the years.

4. This is the first volume of an adventurous journey across Asia. The business and private experiences and experiences of the German expatriate and emigrant Franz Übermut. We are excited to see how the story continues with him, his company, his jealous wife and the dangerous in-laws. Maybe the second volume is called "Franz strikes back!"



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3/8/2015

News of GTEC

Welcome to new website of gtec.asia
With new content and more!
Have a look what kind of news we have, for example interesting ebooks about China for download at Amazon?
Or new well worth seeing videos at Youtube?
Or new cleaning machines for die and molds to reduce cycle time and increase profit?
Or to become a member at our Interim management pool for Asia?
Or you need an apartment with home office in Suzhou City or in Shanghai close to Hongqiao Hub (Serviced Apartment) for your managers or service technicians at favorable price?

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