Poised to influence innovative management thinking into the 21st century, Total Productivity Management (TPmgt), written by one of the pioneers of productivity management, has been a decade in the making.
This landmark publication is the most extensive book available on the subject of total productivity management. At a time when downsizing and layoffs are the norm, this innovative and highly organized book shows you how to treat human resource situations with a caring, customer-oriented, yet competitive attitude through integration of technical and human dimensions. This book makes use of a set of proven models and provides a systematic framework and structure to link total productivity to an organization's profitability.
Total Productivity Management describes the tasks required of all constituents in an understandable format that they can relate to and by which regards can be realized for performance in all resource categories including direct labor, administrative staff, managers, professional personnel, materials, liquid assets, technologies, energy, and other areas.
Table of Contents
Misconceptions about Quality, Technology, and Productivity
Problems with the "Partial Productivity Perspective"
Managerial Techniques Commonly Used in Decision-Making
Organizational Goals for Managerial Decision-Making
Importance of Management's Role in Increasing Productivity
Proposed Approach to Management Decision-Making
Relationship Between Total Productivity and Other Management Goals
The Need for "Total Productivity Management" (PTmgt)
Unique Factors Affecting Enterprises
Confused Emphases of the 1970's and 1980's
Continued Chaos of the 1990's
Challenges as Opportunities
Bridging the Technology Discontinuities
Family Unit-An Endangered Species
Technology, The Uncontrollable Monster
The "One-World Syndrome"
The Basic Concept and Management Philosophy of TPmgt
The "Total Productivity Perspective"
TPmgt: The Definition
TPmgt: The Concept and Philosophy
TPmgt: The Three-Legged Stool Analogy
TPmgt: The Conceptual Framework
TPmgt: The Integration Mindset of 3 Competitiveness Dimensions
The Systematic 10-Step Process© for TPmgt
Implementation of the Basic TPmgt
Implementation of the Comprehensive TPmgt
TPM and/or CTPM Analysis
Implementation of Action Plans
Management Goals Achieved?
Important Note on the TPmgt Implementation
Case Studies: Selected Applications
Unique Features of TPmgt
Interdisciplinary Emphasis in Management Decision-Making
"People-Building" Emphasis, with Behavioral Thrust
Product/Service Unit Orientation (Instead of Functional Focus)
Systemic Perspective for Integration
Independence from Culture
Ability to Understand the Technology - Total Productivity Synergy
Ability to Understand and Affect the Quality - Total Productivity Linkage
Ability to Interlink the Dimensions of Competitiveness
Unique Features Compared to Other Management Philosophies
Comprehensiveness of Problem-Solving Approaches in Training
Comprehensiveness of productivity and Quality Improvement Techniques
Ability to Quantify the Impact on the BOttom Line
Reward Systems Based on Total Productivity Gainsharing
The PRacvtice of "Management is a Moral Issue"
Frontiers Beyond TQM and Reengineering
The TQM Wave-Where's it Headed?
The Reengineering Dynamite
The TPmgt Total Package?
Benefits of TPmgt
Team-Building and Accountability
Acquisition and Merger Planning
Resource Budgeting and Allocation
Compatibility with Well-Established Data-Collection Formats
Universality of TPmgt
Fundamental Similarities in Manufacturing and Service Enterprises
Principles of TPmgt
Rules for Maximum Success with TPmgt
Where To Go From Here?
Blueprint for Action
Need for Formal Education and Training in TPmgt
Expert System Tools for TPmgt
Videotape and Seminars on TPmgt
Appendix A: Historical Introduction to Quality
Appendix B: The TPM© Formulas