TCS develops mobile, digital inventory platform for Mumbai Mobile Crèches
MUMBAI, DECEMBER 21, 2015: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, today announced the launch of Comprehensive Inventory Management system to assist Mumbai Mobile Crèches (MMC). Mumbai Mobile Creches has been one of the few NGOs specifically supporting the health, education and safety of children of construction laborers since 1972.
Developed by TCS pro-bono as part of Corporate Social Responsibility program, MMC’s Comprehensive Inventory Management System:
- Reduces manual paper work at the sites
- Provides the ability to aggregate data across all centers managed by MMC
- Helps in easy monitoring of center activities & Advance planning
The system also generates real time accurate reports with statistics, assists in recording inventory of purchased and donated assets across all centers.
Migrant workers at construction sites are on daily wages and work under harsh conditions. Both the parents need to work to support themselves and their family, which leaves the child to fend for themselves or entrust them to older children in an unsafe environment where heavy equipment and material used at the construction sites.
Without these crèches children could go astray or led to anti-social elements in the vicinity. These crèches not only provide shelter to the children but also some basic education. The child health is also taken care through the Nutrition program including Food and Medicines.
The new digital MMC inventory system uses open source technology and is deployed on the MMC server. This system also complements the Donor Management system which was previously conceptualized, designed by TCS for MMC to manage donors and donations systematically. The web based solution, can be accessed by any MMC staff though their network on their computers, has several modules involving:
- Management of centers -Registration, Activation, Deactivation, Grant
- Management of items - Education, Nutrition, General Care, Medicines)
- Employee Management -Register, Associate to Centers
- Report generation - Center Specific, Across Center, Overview, and Detailed
Dr. Joy Deshmukh, Global Head, Corporate Social Responsibility, TCS said, “It is an important part of TCS’ values to support crucial community programs. We are happy to leverage our technological capabilities to address issues faced by NGOs like Mumbai Mobile Crèches. We are confident that these comprehensive solution will enable and enhance their efficiency to serve the community better.”
“TCS has supported Mumbai Mobile Creches’ (MMC) IT systems through the past years. The latest Inventory Management System developed by TCS has enabled digitization of MMC’s inventory management. We are so appreciative of the wonderful support received from TCS through the process of development of the system, and we thank them for the incredible support,” said Vrishali Pispati, CEO, Mumbai Mobile Crèches.
About Mumbai Mobile Crèches (MMC)
Mumbai Mobile Crèches was founded with the belief that every child has the fundamental right to security, education, health care and protection. Running day care centers on construction sites Mumbai Mobile Crèches (MMC) runs 15-25 centers every year across Mumbai, Navi Mumbai and Thane. Our focus is on holistic development of children of all ages. We run a crèche for children under three, a preschool (balwadi) for children in age group of 3-5 years and after school support classes for children who are already studying in municipal schools. Our model of comprehensive child care and work is in close partnership with parents, the construction industry, labor communities, government agencies and concerned NGOs to promote child rights. Over the last forty three years, we have developed and pioneered a model that supports the development of the very young child, frees young children from the burden of child care and supports children to get into and stay in school. In the last forty years, Mumbai Mobile Creches has reached over 100,000 children, and has run over 270 centers in Mumbai, Navi Mumbai and Thane.
About Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (TCS)
Tata Consultancy Services is an IT services, consulting and business solutions organization that delivers real results to global business, ensuring a level of certainty no other firm can match. TCS offers a consulting-led, integrated portfolio of IT, BPS, infrastructure, engineering and assurance services. This is delivered through its unique Global Network Delivery Model™, recognized as the benchmark of excellence in software development. A part of the Tata group, India’s largest industrial conglomerate, TCS has over 335,000 of the world’s best-trained consultants in 46 countries. The company generated consolidated revenues of US $15.5 billion for year ended March 31, 2015 and is listed on the National Stock Exchange and Bombay Stock Exchange in India. For more information, visit us at www.tcs.com.
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