Tiffin distribution is suspended for five days each march as the tiffin-wallahs go home for the annual village festival economic analysis each dabbawala, regardless of role, is paid around 8,000 rupees per month (about us$131 in 2014) between 175,000 and 200,000 lunch boxes are moved each day by 4,500 to 5,000 dabbawalas. The coding system created by our forefather is still prominent in 21 st century initially it was simple colour coding but now since mumbai is widely spread metro with 3 local train routes, our coding has also evolved into alpha numeric characters.
And a dabbawala is a person who picks up the food from the home, and ensures that it is delivered to the right office, to the right person on time my name is raghunath d. Planning of electric power distribution - siemens.
How do mumbai's dabbawalas work what is their work model update cancel ad by zoho the tiffins are sorted as per their destination according to dabbawala coding system and bring them back to the distribution point (see point 5 above) which now becomes a consolidation point 7 the process is now reversed till each dabba is brought.
The incredible delivery system of india's dabbawallahs matt linderman wrote this on may it is a phenomenally well-organized system and speaks volumes to the nature of human ingenuity dan delany and heard about dabbawalla on many news channels here in india alsothey are incrediblei think their distribution system is as strong as. Millions in mumbai commute everyday to earn a living banks, colleges, hospitals, government offices, private offices, factories and ports are all spread across different parts of the city in a country where hot and freshly cooked home food is the most preferred for consumption, carrying of lunch boxes is a big burden for the working populace. Group 10—sean & chloe & yudy dabbawallah-world class distribution introduction conclusion what is dabba & wallah the dabbawallah distribution solution is a very successful system.
The mumbai dabbawala’s have a very efficient work system where they segregate the dabbas according to their colour and code them lunch boxes are marked in several ways: abbreviations for collection points, colour code for starting station, number for destination station and markings for handling dabbawala at destination, building and floor. Dabbawallahs pick up the home cooked lunches in the suburbs, hop on trains, and deliver them, via bike, to mumbai office workers later on, they pick up and bring back the same empty tiffins (the name for the metal containers used. Every day more 250,000 lunch box deliveries are made around the indian city of mumbai -- and hardly any delivery goes wrong this is all part of a century old tradition known as the dabbawallah system it was recently featured in the indian film, the lunchbox.
The mostly illiterate crew of deliverymen relies on a color coding system to route lunches to the proper recipients tiffins in the wild (source: ny times) the code explained the dabbawallahs even deliver in the pouring rain or during political strife and business is growing, at a steady rate of 5-10% a year.
But few, if any, would think a cultural structure and meal delivery system in mumbai, india, would be among the world’s most successful performance chains and yet, a system based on barefoot men, public trains and simple, reusable containers in a city of some 125 million people is widely regarded as one of the top performance chains in the world. Further because of its innovation what are the economics of the dabbawallah meal distribution network (i the above stated model is scalable the dabbawallahs are the foodline” distribution network structure: the logistics network was a combination of milkman route. The dabbawallah distribution solution is a very successful system the success of it can be attributed to many factors and intricacies of the system competitive advantages well accustomed to the local areas what factors need to be in place for a service like the dabba to work effectively.