HUSCO’s General Manager of Shanghai Operations Interviewed in FTimes
In a down market, Jim Denomme, General Manager of HUSCO Hydraulics’ Shanghai talks about his process for staying profitable. Featured in an article in FESCO’s FTimes magazine, he talks about how HUSCO’s Shanghai facility is working through the Chinese slowdown and how corporate culture makes a difference.
Within the article Jim goes on to outline his managerial philosophy and the strategies that keep the Shanghai facility going during these challenging times. Focusing on making daily improvements to the manufacturing process has helped to build efficiencies and meet customer goals. Looking forward and planning for long term development in the face of the market has also made a difference in the Shanghai facility’s performance.
Turning “Human Resources” into “Human Capital” is the other aspect that has brought success to Jim and HUSCO’s Shanghai facility. Being
more strategic about specialized new hires has helped expand the business by focusing on market-oriented thinkers, especially when looking for members of sales and customer service.
“The first element of the HUSCO culture is integrity, without which anyone shall be kept away from HUSCO; the second element is the pursuit of customer satisfaction,” says Jim.
Providing employees with career development paths has helped motivate employees with growth potential. HUSCO also sponsors high-potential employees to attend overseas training, further sharpening its workforce. The focus goes beyond HUSCO’s engineering focus by training up finance, quality, HR and other areas to keep all departments on the forefront.
FTimes is published by the Foreign Enterprise Service Corporation (FESCO) , the first Chinese company to provide human resources services to foreign enterprises in China. Founded in 1979, FESCO is one of the top 500 enterprises in China with over 10,000 customers and 700,000 domestic and overseas employees. It’s workers are placed in state-owned, private, and foreign firms covering a wide variety of industries including medical, technology, and consumer goods.