Dabbawala of Mumbai The Management Guru By-Amandeep kaur
WHO IS DABBAWALA?• 5000 Dabbawala • No strike for 116 years• 2,00,000 Dabbas • Prince Charles Friend• Six Sigma Certified • India’s Top Brand• ISO 2000 Certified • Pride Of Marathas• Most are Illiterate • Icon Of Hard Work• Lecture MBA’s • A management Guru
HOW THE DABBAWALA SYSTEM STARTED? • It was the time when English were ruling the India • New Government offices, Post Offices, Bridges etc. were being Constructed. • No Mc’Donald or Pizza Hut • A Parsi Banker employed a person to bring home made food to site of work • His Colleagues too liked this idea and Started availing this service. • Slowly this evolved into the present 5000 strong Dabbawala System.
FOUNDER OF DABBAWALA SYSTEMHon. Mahadu Havaji Bacche Hon. Dhondiba Medge• Educated only up to Class 2 • Educated only up to class 4• Started the Dabbawala System • Framed the Rules and Regulations with a handful of 35 Dabbawala of Dabbawala in 1890
BELIEVES OF DABBAWALA• Work is Worship.• Serving People is serving god.• Annadan is Mahadaan.• The Decedents of the Dabbawalas were the warriors in army of Chatrapati Shivaji Mahraj.• Time is money.• Unity is Power.
WHAT IS NUTAN MUMBAI TIFFIN BOX SUPPLIERS ASSOCIATION? • History- Started in 1890 • Charitable Trust- Registered in 1956 • Education:- 85% Illiterate • Total area Coverage:- 60Kms/ 70 Kms • Employee Strength:- 5000 • Mukhadhams:- 635 • No. of Dabbas:- 2,00,000 Dabbas i.e. 4,00,000 transactions every day. • Time Taken:- 3 Hrs.
Q FACTOR OF DABBAWALA• Error Rate:- 1 in 16 million transaction• Six sigma Performance (99.9999)• Technological Backup:- Nil• Cost Of service:- Rs. 250- 300 per Month• Standard price for all (Weight; Distance; Space)• Rs. 30 Crore approximately Annual Turnover.• “ No Strike” records as reach one a share holder• Earnings:- 4000 To 5000 P.m
MAJOR FEATURES OF SUPPLY CHAIN • 0% Fuel • 0% Modern Technology • 0% Investment • 0% Disputes • 99.9999 Performance • 100% Customer satisfaction • Food is taken from home or mess & is delivered at office
DISCIPLINE• Wearing White Cap During business Hrs.• Reporting To Duty on time• Behave Properly & respect the customers• Carry Identity cards.
Organizational Flowchart Of Dabbawala President Vice president 13 Members General Secretary Treasure Director (9) Mukadaam Member (500)
CODING SYSTEM• Initial Coding System used colored threads to mark 7 Islands• Then Utilized thrown away cotton waste from tailors.• Now using colour markers.E:: Code for Dabbawala Street at residential stationVLP:: Residential Station Ville Parle3:: Code for Destination station.E.G :- Church gate9:: Code for Dabbawala at Destination.Ex: Express towers ( Building name)12:: Floor no. in the building.
SOME EXAMPLES OF CODING SYSTEM:-
JOURNEY OF DABBAWALA
PICK UP DABBA FROM RESIDENCE & BRING IT TO ANDHERI STATION. 9:30 A.M- 10:30 A.M • This time period is Utilized for collecting Dabbas from Different places around Andheri • Dabbas are collected from different resources such as homes, hotels, messes etc. by Dabbawalas & brought to Andheri Station. • Red Light, No entry etc. is crossed. • Now these collected Dabbas are sorted according to Destination. • Wherever there is Dabba- There is Dabbawala.
JOURNEY IN THE LOCAL TRAIN• 10:34- 11:20 A.M ( Andheri Station)• This time period is actually the journey time. The Dabbawalas load the wooden Crates filled with Tiffin on t the luggage or goods compartment in the train.• Generally, they Choose to Occupy the last compartment of the train.• 12 coach Train• 4,000 Commuters• 8,000 Disputes• But no excuses Duty First.
UNLOADING & SORTING AT DESTINATION STATION • 11:20- 12:30 P:M ( Church gate Station) • At this stage; the unloading takes place at the destination station • Re- arrangement at Tiffins takes place as per the Destination Areas & destination buildings • Dabbas are Delivered by cycle; hand card or even walk.
ANNADATAS HAVING THEIR FOOD• 12:30P.M- 1:00P.M (LUNCH TIME)• Dabbawalas carry their Food with them• Areas wise sit together & have their lunch• The family that eats together stays together.
COLLECTION OF EMPTY DABBA & SORTING AT DESTINATIONS STATION • 1:15- 2:30 P.M( At all destination stations) • Here on begins the collection process where the Dabbawalas have to pick up the Dabbas from the offices where they had delivered almost an hour ago • The Return journey by train where the group finally meets up after the day’s routine of dispatching & collecting from various destination offices. • The Dabbawalas meet for the segregation as per the destination suburb.
RETURN JOURNEY• 2:48- 3:30P:M• Usually since it is more of a pleasant journey compared to the earlier part of the day; the Dabbawalas lighten up the moment with merry making; joking around singing.• There is no cause of tension or worry as customer has eaten the lunch.• Even if the Return journey is delayed little bit there is no problem.
SORTING & DELIVERY OF EMPTY DABBA• 3:30- 4:40 P.M ( At all Origin Stations.)• This is the stage where the final sorting & dispatch takes place. The group meets up at origin station & they finally sort out the Tiffins as per the origin area & the empty Dabba is delivered at the Respected Residence.• The actual address of the residence is not mentioned on the Dabba. It is remembered by the Dabbawalas.
SIX SIGMA CERTIFICATION BY FORBES GROUP • Dabbawalas got six sigma • Dabbawalas were invited to collect the six sigma certificate they did not know what it is made of Gold or Bronze. • The certificate is lying in cupboard eating dust. • Dabbawalas got ISO 9001- 2000 for Excellence in service • The only think that a “ Error is Horror” • Dabbawalas work with Great efficiency without caring for any certificates.