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Author Roy, Vivek, author

Title Akshaya Patra (Bhilai) : purchasing and supply management / Vivek Roy, (Department of Operations and Systems, Indian Institute of Management Raipur, Raipur, India), B.S. Sahay, (Department of Operations and Systems, Indian Institute of Management Raipur, Raipur, India), Parikshit Charan, (Department of Operations and Systems, Indian Institute of Management Raipur, Raipur, India)
Published Bingley, U.K. : Emerald Publishing Limited, 2017
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Description 1 online resource (2 pages) : 35 illustrations
Series Emerald emerging markets case studies, 2045-0621 ; volume 7, issue 1
Summary The Akshaya Patra Foundation (TAPF) is an Indian non-governmental organisation which provides free mid-day meals to students in government schools. This case revolves around one of its kitchen facility (TAPF Bhilai) located in Bhilai in the Chhattisgarh province of India. TAPF Bhilai is about to witness a significant increase in the number of students to cater for. The Unit President, Vyomapada Das, is determined to ensure that there is no compromise in the standards of service in terms of quality and hygiene of meals in the wake of present expansions. As such, he recognizes that addressing a social cause brings additional responsibilities to them towards ensuring superior quality meals. He thereby lays a special emphasis upon the role of purchasing and supply in facilitating the scale expansion
Notes This case intends to demonstrate the process of managing, purchasing and supply for a socially responsible supply chain. Students must be able to appreciate the challenges associated with such a system. By applying the key theoretical concept of the social capital theory, they must also understand the nature of managerial responses inherent in these challenges
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Includes index
Bibliography Includes index and bibliographical references
Audience The study is applicable to MBA or executive MBA programme
Subject Akshaya Patra Foundation -- Case studies
Business logistics -- Case studies
Social entrepreneurship -- Case studies
Business & Economics -- Industries / Food Industry.
Business ethics & social responsibility.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Sahay, B.S., author
Charan, Parikshit, author