TCS develops mobile, digital inventory platform for Mumbai Mobile Crèches

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) 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 and

· 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 programmes. 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 digitisation 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 Ms. Vrishali Pispati, CEO of Mumbai Mobile Crèches.

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