CII - Total Cost Management Division

What is TCM ?

Total Cost Management is a company-wide systematic and structured approach, which provides a holistic framework to control, reduce and eliminate costs, throughout the value chain. This process of managing the financial outcome of activities encompasses all operations, internal and external.


Our Mission

CII has established TCM division as a part of its industry initiatives. The TCM division functions with the objective of "enhancing cost competiveness of Indian Industry".


Impact Areas

• Business Strategy alignment
• Business Model design
• Value chain efficiency


Salient Features of TCM

• Enterprise led Initiative.
• Value Chain focus.
• Enable strategic and operational decision making.


TCM Benefits to Business

• Reconfigure product and customer portfolio.
• Product profitability at design stage.
• Identify profit drain points.

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TCM Maturity Model

TCM Maturity Model is a Unique model, first of its kind in the world on Cost assessment of companies

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TCM Awards

CII established its TCM division in the early-2000s with the objective of "enhancing cost...

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Advisory Services

TCM Intervention in corporates is primarily for streamlining cost management systems for...

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Awareness Creation

To Introduce and familiarize the Industry representatives, TCM division organizes various training and awareness programs.

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MSME Clusters

Close to 40% of industrial output is through MSME production from across the country-accepted as engine of economic growth...

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Work Process

Governance Structure

Good Plans

TCM Division was conceptualized uner the dynamic leadership of Mr. S Mahalingam, CFO-TCS in the early 2000. He was ably assisted by TCM Working Group of experts / free lancer professionals drawn from across the industry segments. The current hierarchy supports the division's activities.

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External Expertise

CII TCM Division has trained many external experts to support the TCM process as assessors/members of jury panel. The assessors were drawn from wide range of industries to address the industry challenges across various sectors. To view the list of Assessors Click Here


TCM Philosophy is distinct from the traditional cost accounting and management, a compliance oriented and a reactive approach addressing element wise cost reduction, pursuing cost down targets. Addressing the business challenges both external and internal, and focused development of sustained cost competitive advantage is the core of TCM philosophy.

TCM Philosophy reflects the understanding of product / customer segments with the expected value proposition where in business wishes to compete and makes it as a co-ordinate in the TCM process.
Value chain efficiencies, enterprise wide cost ownership, algorithm based cost structure are the building blocks of TCM architecture in business.

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