CII has a long history of conducting awareness sessions on diverse technical and contemporary topics across several domains. These awareness sessions are conducted pan India in both tier I and tier II towns.
The idea behind this is to introduce and familiarize the representatives from Indian industry on the concept and methodology of the chosen topics.
Such awareness missions are accomplished by identifying renowned thinkers, research methodologists, luminaries from industry, representatives from apex bodies and academicians.
The awareness sessions are executed through the following
Event is organized on a broader platform where a galaxy of experts is identified from spectrum of sectors.
The working group of the division identifies the relevant topics for the whole year and the same is operationalized through the division.
The general topics addressed through events are as follows
- Material Cost Management
- Value Engineering / Value Analysis
- Enterprise Risk Management
- Lean Accounting
- TCM in Service Sector
- TCM in IT/ITES
- Performance measurement and management
- Revenue Management
Cost Congress is annual flagship event of TCM Division. Generally, it is conducted alternating between Southern and Northern region of India.
The theme and the topics chosen for the event are clearly positioned and balanced between strategic and operational perspectives.
|Edition||Year||Theme||Chief Guest||Master Speaker||Venue|
|1||1996||Total Cost Management for Competitive Advantage||Dr Peter Turney (ABC)||Chennai|
|2||1998||TCM -The Tool for Survival & Growth||Dr Robert Kaplan, Harvard Business School (Balanced Scorecard)||Chennai|
|3||2000||TCM - Global Competitive Advantage||Prof. Vijay Govindarajan (Strategic Cost Management) Professor Michiharu Sakurai Senshu University, Japan||Chennai|
|4||2001||Building Organisational Competitiveness through TCM||Dr Bala V Balachandran, Kellogg Graduate School of Management - Global Competitiveness through Total Cost Management||Dr Robert Kaplan, Harvard Business School - Cost Management to Influence Organisational Behaviour||Chennai|
|5||2004||Enhancing Global Competitiveness through Technology||Mr R Seshasayee, MD, Ashok Leyland Ltd.||Chennai|
|6||2007||Sustained Competitive Advantage through better Cost Management||Mr Ashok Vadagama, President, CAM-I||Chennai|
|7||2008||Connecting Enterprise Excellence to the Bottom of the Pyramid through TCM||Mr Jitesh Khosla, IAS, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India||Mr Gary Cokins, Global Products Marketing Manager, SAS, USA||New Delhi|
|8||2009||Achieve world class excellence through TCM||Dr T V Somanathan, Managing Director, Chennai Metro Rail Limited||Dr Raef Lawson, Professor-in-Residence & Vice President of Research, Institute of Management Accountants||Chennai|
|9||2010||Aligning TCM with Strategic and Operational Cost Management||Shri J P Dange, Chief Secretary to Government of Maharashtra||Prof N Ravichandran, Director, IIM-Indore||Mumbai|
MEANING & IMPORTANCE
Cost Congress has its uniqueness as:
- The only platform in the world for sharing best practices/Successful case studies/ Emerging trends in TCM
- Unique opportunity for networking with global renowned Cost Management Experts
Cost Congress holds the track record of its previous versions as
- Evoked tremendous interest in both, among stake holders and eminent personalities cross the globe
- Dr Robert Kaplan, Mr Peter Turney, Prof Vijay Govindarajan, Dr Bala Balachandran, Mr Gary Cokins, Dr Raef Lawson, Prof Mohan Gopalakrishnan USA and Mr Jerald O'Dwyer addressed the conference
- Best practices of TCM by blue chip companies were shared in podium
TCM Movement is taken to organizations and individuals through various relevant tools and techniques embedded in TCM.
- Target Costing
- Inventory Management
- Time driven ABC
- Balance Scorecard
- Supply Chain Management
- Case Studies
It is earnest endeavor of CII-TCM Division to reach out the above modules to various finance and non-finance (all operational heads) personnel across the sectors.
The above modules, besides, providing technical perspective of the tools also provide, cost culture and cost consciousness stream into the mindsets of the target audience.
It is either one/two day sessions either done in-house or open-house training programmes conducted across various metros in India.
- Seminars & Conferences: Beneficiaries around 1500+ through TCM seminars conducted on various subjects from 2001 to till date
- TCM Training programmes: Beneficiaries around 400+ though in house training program in reputed organizations and general training programs conducted in various cities.