Flipkart fight in the time of COVID 19

The coronavirus pandemic is calling for different hygiene measures across organizations. As both employers and employees are concerned about how the virus may spread through the workplace.

What India E-commerce giant doing?

During such difficult times, India’s leading e-Commerce marketplace. Flipkart is constantly undertaking strong hygiene measures to safeguard its employees against the global pandemic. Whereas the Bengaluru-based online retailer has come up with simple yet effective inventions. Where the core focus is to maintain high standards of hygiene.

Flipkart taking care of there employees during the time of COVID 19
Flipkart taking care of there employees during the time of COVID 19

Safety for their employees, Contact less devices

Foot powered hand sanitizer

The nationwide lockdown imposed since March 25 to control the spread of coronavirus has bought the country to a halt, but the movement of essential goods and people to deliver items as required. In such an environment, employees of Flipkart, especially those at the critical supply chain department, came up with simple inventions to solve some of the pressing issues at their workplace.

Whereas the fulfillment center in Farrukhnagar, Haryana, Flipkart employees developed a foot operating water dispenser. Which was again a touchless innovation. But for making that all it took was integrating PVC with existing electronic water dispensers.

This device was developed in just two hours and is now being replicated at its fulfillment centers across the country.


Foot operating water dispenser

Similarly, at its supply chain center in Farrukhnagar, Haryana, Flipkart employees developed a foot operating water dispenser, which was again a touchless innovation.

Hand free temperature check

Safety First

Ever since the COVID-19 lockdown was announced, all the warehouse and delivery personnel of Flipkart have been adhering to the government and world health organization (WHO) guidelines on safety hygiene standards during deliveries and in the whole supply chain.

As e-commerce companies manage a wide supply chain and logistics network. This involves a large number of people, it becomes imperative for them to maintain the highest safety standards.

Apart from these innovations during the time of coronavirus. Flipkart has also been following many other safety measures like facemask dispenser, dust spillage collector, etc. These were all developed by the employees at the supply chain function. Which all it took was a few hours to develop and deploy.


Job Safety

A crisis is a great time to show your statesmanship, commitment, and character. This is the time to contribute to nation-building.We are honoring all commitments, campus placements, and also looking at innovative ways of virtual inductions and onboarding

Kalyan Krishnamurthy, Group CEO, Flipkart.

As the government slowly brings down the coronavirus lockdown restrictions. The economic activity is expected to pick up over a period of time. This would also mean the pace of business transactions at Flipkart is expected to rise. But what will keep them safe is the innovative spirit of employees.

See also: COVID 19 effect on Logistics & Supply Chain Management

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