chapter  2
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THE NEED FOR TOTAL PRODUCTIVITY MANAGEMENT

In this chapter, we will articulate the need for another management philosophy, concept, and methodology to go beyond the currently known ones. As total quality management (TQM) has pervaded the thinking of many enterprises around the world, it becomes necessary to look at the potential for improving TQM theory even further. This chapter is intended to rationalize the need for Total Productivity Management (TPmgtTM), as we shall refer to it hereafter.