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Prince Charles visited kumbai during his visit to India; he had to fit in with our schedule, since our timing was too precise to permit any dabbawzlas.

Even Richard Branson has spent a day learning their secrets. Indabbawalas went on strike for the first time in years to promote and attend a rally by Azad Maidan to support Anna Hazare in his campaign against corruption. Bangalore-based Runnr has built its delivery service using a similar crowd-sourcing model to ride-sharing companies like Uber.

Pawan Agrawal is not so sure that the dabbawalas will be quick to adopt new tech, however.

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A pre-ordered delivery must arrive on time, however. View image of Credit: I did the math, which works out to one mistake in 8 million deliveries—or 16 million, since the tiffin carriers are returned home each day.

If you liked this story, sign up for the weekly bbc. Wikimedia Commons has media dabbawaals to Dabbawalas. The dabbawalas also allow for delivery requests through SMS.


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Dabbawalas are waved through by members of the public and traffic police alike. Archived from the original PDF on 24 September Any more than that would be unforgivable to customers. Future Now The first pirate politician dabbqwalas power.

Archived from the original on 16 December Vaze College of Arts, Science and Commerce. The markings include the railway station to unload the boxes and the destination dabbawalqs delivery address. Both Swiggy and Runnr, two leading tech-powered food delivery companies, have tapped the dabbawalas for their expertise. The delivery schedule also has built-in buffers. Retrieved 2 May — via Internet Archive. Each dabbawala is required to contribute a minimum capital in kind, in the form of two bicycles, a wooden crate for the tiffinswhite mimbai kurta -pyjamas, and the white Gandhi cap topi.

Machine Minds Future Now. Most tiffin-wallahs are related to each other, belong to the Varkari [16] sect of Maharashtra, [17] and come from the same small village near Pune.

And on the crowded streets of Mumbai, trains and bicycles are quicker than cars and motorbikes. 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.

Following them around for the day is tough work. Category Commons Mumbai portal. As many of the sabbawalas 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.


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As you know, six-sigma is a process, not a statistic. Each dabbawala has a single collection and delivery area. InForbes Global magazine, conducted a quality assurance study on our operations and gave it a Six Sigma efficiency rating of Bhargava Book Depot, pp.

Retrieved 3 May — via YouTube. The reporter, obviously without having read my story, wrote that Forbes had certified the tiffinwallahs as a six-sigma organization.

The Dabbawalas of Mumbai. By Edd Gent 16 January By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Every morning, six days a week, Kiran Gavande tours the Lower Parel neighbourhood of Mumbai on his bicycle collecting lunchboxes called dabbas from his customers. Lunchboxes have to reach the client by Any queries please contact us. Your Name required Your Email required Subject.

Tiffin time in Mumbai”. Combined with local knowledge, mapping technology could help create better delivery routes that can dabbawalaz adapted quickly as customers join and leave. Archived from the original on 9 April Say hello info mumbaidabbawala.

Lunch daabbawalas are marked in several ways: