Mr. Bill Gates acknowledges Hester for developing a Newcastle Disease Vaccine - Sonalika Tractors aims to expand in Europe and 5 global markets eyes 20% growth - Schneider Electric Announces EcoXpert™ Master Level Partners in Critical Power - NAREDCO TO LAUNCH ITS FIRST PROPERTY EXHIBITION IN MUMBAI - BSE’s India INX gets SEBI nod for listing framework of debt securities - Prime Minister inaugurates Dr. Ambedkar International Centre - Defending champ Rashpal confident of retaining Crown - ICAI International Conference 2017 Concludes Today - adidas partners with Lifestyle International Pvt. Ltd. adidas women’s apparel will now also be available at 16 Lifestyle stores across India - PUBLICATION OF MARATHI NOVEL "HIS DAY" FOR HIZDE [Trans Gender] RELEASED AT A BOOK LAUNCH AMIDST EUNUNCHS - NSE compiles ‘Regulation wise Compilation of SAT Orders’ Senior SEBI officials release an e-book in 5 volumes on SAT orders - Ruchi Soya to scale up Soybean crushing business post favorable government policies - Cloudnine Group of Hospitals Inaugurates First ever hospital in New Mumbai dedicated to mothers & babies - STERLING HOLIDAYS REDEFINING THE INDIAN HOLIDAY LANDSCAPE - Astron Paper and Board Mill Limited’s IPO opens on December 15, 2017, with Price Band of Rs. 45 to Rs. 50 per Equity Share of Face Value of Rs. 10 each - SumTotal Advances as a Leader in Nucleus Research’s Talent Management Technology Value Matrix for a Third Consecutive Year - PRICING OF USD 500 MILLION 3.835% FIXED RATE SENIOR UNSECURED DOLLAR GREEN BOND OF 10 YEAR TENOR BY INDIAN RAILWAY FINANCE CORPORATION LIMITED - Nation pays tribute to Dr Babasaheb R. Ambedkar on his death anniversary along with the Prime Minister and Celebrity - 2nd Global Textile Technology & Engineering Show 1st – 3rd February 2019 - White Hill Music releases brand new song ‘Nain’ from the album ‘Solo’ - Camlin brings Iconic `Flora Classic’ Pencils back - The 5th Edition of China Homelife / Machinex India 2017 inaugurated at BEC, Mumbai - Emotion with devotion needed for Khadi’s growth, says Minister Giriraj Singh - Union Bank of India ties up with RXIL (Receivable Exchange of India Ltd) as a TReDS (Trade Receivable Discounting System) Partner - CJP Uploads Online Petition Intervening For Peace in Ayodhya - The Governor of Maharashtra CH Vidyasagar Rao has expressed grief on the demise of veteran actor Shashi Kapoor - Actress-Model Daljeet Kaurr Mrs Universe 2016 introduced models from 26 cities for Mr, Miss and Mrs IAWA 2017 at Off the Grid Lounge,Mumbai - Music Launch of ‘Dr. Tatya Lahane | Angaar… Power Is Within’ A Mesmerizing Affair - Noor (Non-Interest Bearing Resident Accounts) Personal Accounts Launched By Federal Bank on Milad-E-Sherif - Latest Patented Innovation from Kaspersky Lab Helps Businesses Tackle Stealth Remote Control - VODAFONE INTRODUCES NOIDA’S FIRST FREE WI-FI ENABLED BUS SHELTER - Intersolar India, the Three Day Flagship Solar Industry Conference and Exhibition Opens on December 5 in Mumbai - Mercedes-Benz strengthens its after-sales footprint in south India, inaugurates the first luxury car workshop in Salem - Ravi Dube, Ahsaan Qureshi,Shharad Malhotra,Meghna Naidu, Iqbal Khan, Ishrat Ali, Daljit Kaur & Yogesh Lakhani came for 4th Dashnik Mumbai Press Media Award at Iskcon,Mumbai. - INAUGURATION OF AADHAR ENROLMENT-CUM-UPDATION CENTRE AT MUMBAI GPO - Hema Malini launches “ONE FOR ALL , ALL FOR ONE”, a Tribute and salute to Indian Army - Bollywood Actor and MP Hema Malini during announcement the Synergy, an Indo Georgian Dance fusion in Mumbai - Glamour Rendezvous Diagold cuts the ribbon with Shilpa Shetty - Moneycontrol hosts a special ground event ‘India’s Road Ahead’ - GUJARAT ELECTIONS STARTS TODAY - Yogacharya Amit Dev transcends Mahaprabhu Ji’s Yoga to Russia

Accenture Labs and Akshaya Patra Use Disruptive Technologies to Enhance Efficiency in Mid-Day Meal Program for School Children

Screenshot_20170424_025650

“Million Meals” project applied artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things and blockchain to drive efficiency and timeliness of lunch program in government schools across India

Mumbai, April 23, 2017 (GPN)  – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and Akshaya Patra, the world’s largest NGO-run Mid-Day Meal Program, collaborated on an innovative project that used disruptive technologies to exponentially increase the number of meals served to children in schools in India that are run and aided by the government. The “Million Meals” project revolutionized Akshaya Patra’s supply chain and operations, resulting in improved food quality and expanded service reach.

Rooted in a vision to eliminate child hunger, the “Million Meals” project demonstrated how disruptive technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT) and blockchain can help address significant challenges in mass meal production and delivery. Accenture Labs, the research and development arm of Accenture, executed the project over a period of six months in Akshaya Patra’s Bengaluru kitchen. An analysis of the project indicated a potential to improve efficiency by 20 percent, which could boost the number of meals served by millions.Akshaya Patra’s goal is to continue to optimize and streamline the program.

 

See Video: Accenture Labs and Akshaya Patra use AI, IoT and blockchain technology to increase number of meals served

Screenshot_20170424_025626Sanjay Podder, managing director, Accenture Labs, Bengaluru, said, “The Accenture Labs ‘Tech for Good’ program specializes in solving complex social problems through the use of innovative technologies. Accenture Labs was excited to take up the challenge that every paisa saved in producing a single meal can result in additional meals being served to children. We thought this was an ideal proving ground to put the combined power of AI, IoT and blockchain to use.”

“It is indeed heartening to see big players in technology like Accenture come forward to lend their expertise and help to address societal challenges like hunger through the innovative use of technology,” said Shridhar Venkat, CEO, The Akshaya Patra Foundation. “This initiative not only enhanced efficiency while giving a boost to our operations, but ensured that quality standards are met while increasing the number of meals served. We aim to expand our reach to millions of more children with the help of such technologies. This is just the beginning; we look forward to more collaborations with Accenture.”

Accenture Labs began the project with a strategic assessment and design thinking, then developed a prototype for improving kitchen operations and outcomes. Technologies were then applied to four critical processes: collecting school feedback, tracking food delivery, measuring the quantity of food and supplies to be purchased, and monitoring meal production.

As a result of these process enhancements, Akshaya Patra improved their audit capabilities, attendance recording, invoice processing and payment, order and data collection, and food preparation operations, allowing for expanded production capabilities and establishing a blueprint for operating other kitchens.

An example of Akshaya Patra’s transformation was its move from manual collection of feedback from children and schools to a more efficient technology-based solution. Using blockchain and sensor-enabled devices, the technical team gathered feedback digitally, leveraging AI technologies to predict the next day’s meal requirements. The team tracked the timeliness of food delivered to each school involved in the initiative and collected the data using mobile devices and an Accenture-built system.  

The team also used IoT sensors to monitor and sequence the cooking process to ensure optimum energy consumption and consistent food quality. This system not only aided in tracking kitchen performance but also provided accurate, real-time data to identify trends, make better informed decisions and save valuable time and effort.Ends.

 For more details, please log on:www.akshayapatra.org

About the Author

Sachin Murdeshwar
Sachin Murdeshwar is a Sr.Journalist and Columnist in several Mainline Newspapers and Portals.He is an ardent traveller and likes to explore destinations to the core.

Be the first to comment on "Accenture Labs and Akshaya Patra Use Disruptive Technologies to Enhance Efficiency in Mid-Day Meal Program for School Children"

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.


*