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At that time, the system will fail if it simply ignore the great impact from technology innovation. The Dabbawalas of Mumbai.

Betweenanddabbaawla boxes are moved each day by 4, to 5, dabbawalas. The dabbawalas also spelled dabbawallas or dabbawallahscalled tiffin wallahs in older sources constitute a lunchbox delivery and return system that delivers hot lunches from homes and restaurants to people at work in Indiaespecially in Mumbai.

Supply Chain Management: Limitation of Dabbawala without Technology

Archived from the original on 22 October Reinventing HR with Automation. Origin of Mumbai Dabbawalas Long back ina man named Maadeo Havaji Bachche started a lunch delivery service employing around men.

Archived from the original PDF on 24 September Besides, since the coding system is simple, on one hand, it is esay to manipulate the delivery process.

As many of the carriers are of limited literacy the average literacy of Dabbawallahs is that of 8th grade [8]the dabbas boxes have some sort of distinguishing mark on them, such as a colour or group of symbols. Top Companies Lists Preserving Tradition in Modern India”. The lunchboxes are picked up in the late morning, delivered predominantly using bicycles and railway trainsand returned empty in the afternoon. Alcohol consumption is strictly avoided during work hours.


Many fast food chains and hotels in the city will always be competing with the Dabbawalas but their hope of failure of Dabbawalas system may never materialize. Most of the dabbaawla are illiterate and rest is school dropouts.

Any more than that would be unforgivable to customers. Connecting Employees Across Geographies.

Secondly, a special code is used to identify the information of delivering goods. Retrieved 3 May They also carry the empty lunch boxes back to the homes of the customers.

Therefore, the business model for dabbawala must focus on Central Business District and not reach to the far-away destination. This is no mean feat!

On the other hand, it is only suitable for a small area and also a waste of information. Digital Customer Experience at Touchpoints. Their work, while seemingly simple is quite challenging and involves commuting all over the dense urban landscape to deliver the lunches on time, all the while fielding train delays and traffic. Vaze College of Arts, Science and Commerce. Now, I am trying to summarize the key fact as well analyze the effect of this system from a global view.

One obvious example is the Dabbawala System which shows up in Mumbai, India. Their clients are usually middle-classed professionals who prefer home cooked meals to the restaurant fares. Corporates and students should make note of their functioning in order to understand their unique structure and process. Reskilling Employees to Compliment Automation.


Can you take pieces that are not meeting the single customer need out of the chain? In other projects Wikimedia Commons. So, what are these dabbawalas doing so right? The Dabbawala community has about people working with them. Which means they have to provide good service at affordable prices.

A new word is added to the dictiona. But it is commonly associated with a statistic of 1. Every Dabbawala takes about 3 hours for completing his assignment and has to cover km on foot, carts, cycles and carriers combined.

Mumbai Dabbawalas Supply Chain

In fact, the year-old industry using dabbawalas was recognized at the six sigma level by Forbes in Personally, I don’t think any other cities or places around the world are able to satisfy this requirements. On 21 March xupply, Prakash Baly Bachche carried three dabbawalla tiffin crates on his head at one time, which was entered as a Guinness world record.

At each station, boxes are handed over to a local dabbawala, who delivers them. Sue Gillman, Aveus partner and co-owner, has led development, planning, operations and supply chain improvement efforts for 25 years. The Evolution of Music. NearFox Mumbai Dabbawalas have marked its presence in the world this way, these guys are incredibly awesome, so much accuracy with almost no technology is incredible.