M Hariharan

Hariharan introduced Strategic Cost Management as a subject in 1993-94 at K J Somaiya Institute. This is the first time the concept is introduced as a subject at a Business School in India. Over the years Hariharan has done pioneering work in the field of Strategic Cost Management. He is presently working on a book on “Sustaining Inequality of Value, Price and Cost – Journey of Cost Excellence”.

He has conducted more than 600 training programs and trained a number of managers on the concept of Lean, Constraints Management and Cost Management. He is a visiting faculty for SP Jain Institute of Management and Great Lakes Institute of Management. He has been rated as the Best Professor of the Year 2009, by SP Jain Center of Management, Dubai and Singapore. He has presented papers in various international forums.

He is a prolific writer. He has been continuously writing articles in Modern Plastics and Polymers (an Infomedia publication) since 2005. He wrote a series on Cost Management, Managing SMEs and now on varied topics of operations, process improvement, and general management. He has contributed regularly to Search (The largest B2B magazine in India) since 2006.

Mr. Hariharan, is a member of CII-Total Cost Management movement. The movement is spreading the concept of TCM and developing a Maturity Model for TCMHe conducts the Finance and Cost Management training for VLFM program of CII.

Mr. Hariharan is a Charter Member of TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs). As a charter member he mentors entrepreneurs in their initiatives. He also does mentoring of wannabe entrepreneurs with business ideas through the business plan initiative of ECell- the IIT Bombay Mentorship program.


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