Meal deliveries to be powered by DispatchOne- the real time tracking App
Gurgaon, 25th Jan 2024: Delhivery Ld, India’s largest integrated supply chain services provider, has announced the operationalization of its OS1 stack with The Akshaya Patra Foundation, world’s largest NGO-run school feeding programme and the implementing arm of the PM POSHAN Abhiyaan. The foundation has piloted the deployment of DispatchOne application to execute and track meal distribution from its centralized kitchens to partner schools. DispatchOne is currently operational across five cities: Bhubaneswar, Puducherry, Kuppam, Nellore, and Puri. The nationwide rollout, powering nearly 2.1 million meals a day, is expected to be completed by mid-2024.
DispatchOne is Delhivery’s flagship last-mile delivery management solution on the OS1 platform. Available in India and the US, the self-service, SaaS solution enables enterprises and SMEs to seamlessly execute planned and on-demand distribution operations. Delhivery also plans to expand the OS1 product suite with an end-to-end Transportation Management System that will be available later this year.
With DispatchOne, Akshaya Patra will be able to maintain real-time tracking and visibility of the entire delivery process from central kitchens to partner schools and optimize resource allocation by delivering to multiple locations and reducing transit times through DispatchOne’s route optimization capabilities.
“Given our scale of operations across 72 cities and 24,000 schools, achieving operational efficiency on major focus areas. With DispatchOne’s advanced capabilities, we aim to deliver meals to children more effectively and with greater transparency”, said Saanil Bhaskaran, COO at The Akshaya Patra Foundation. “This shall further strengthen the cost reduction efforts and allow us to channel our resources towards serving more schools that require our support,” he added.
Kapil Bharti, CTO and Co-founder, Delhivery said, “At Delhivery, we believe cutting-edge technology must power solutions to complex supply chain and logistics challenges. OS1 allows us to bring our logistics technology expertise to support Akshaya Patra’s crucial mission of providing food to millions of school children daily. We are humbled to partner with the Foundation, as this has enabled us to deploy our technology towards creating positive social impact.”
Delhivery is India’s largest fully integrated logistics services provider. With its nationwide network covering over 18,500 pin codes, the company provides a full suite of logistics services such as express parcel transportation, PTL freight, TL freight, cross-border, supply chain, and technology services. Delhivery has successfully fulﬁlled over 2 billion shipments since inception and today works with over 27,000 customers, including large & small e-commerce participants, SMEs, and other enterprises & brands. For more information about Delhivery, please visit www.delhivery.com.
About The Akshaya Patra Foundation
Akshaya Patra is India’s largest not-for-profit organization and the implementing partner for the Government of India’s flagship PM POSHAN Abhiyan. Its programme is based on the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model in collaboration with various governments, corporates, philanthropic donors, and well-wishers. Akshaya Patra strives to ensure children’s access to nutrition by providing them hot, hygienic, and safe mid-day meals in government and aided schools every day. The programme positively impacts children’s education by improving their enrolment, attendance, retention, and concentration.
The Foundation feeds over 2.1 Million children in 24,082+ schools through its 72 kitchens across 16 states and 2 UTs of India everyday, making it the world’s largest NGO-run school feeding programme.