Ola, one of India’s largest ride-hailing companies, wanted to expand to physical retail stores. They wanted to launch several Ola stores within a short time frame to capitalize on a market opportunity. 91Squarefeet was up for the challenge and committed to building and launching the Ola stores within 7 days.
So, how did we do it?
To meet this challenge, 91Squarefeet took an aggressive planning approach. The first step was three weeks of intense pre-planning to ensure that a master plan was in place which could be easily plugged into multiple sites at multiple locations.
This planning allowed 91Squarefeet to replicate the design, construction, and launch process across multiple locations while minimizing variations.
Creating a master plan that could be adapted to multiple locations was a complex task. The team had to consider the unique features of each location, such as the size, shape, and layout of the space, as well as any constraints such as access and regulatory requirements.
By creating a flexible master plan and taking an aggressive planning approach, 91Squarefeet was able to minimize the variations in design and construction between multiple locations, resulting in faster project completion.
The team’s meticulous planning, attention to detail, and clear communication with Ola were critical to the success of the project.
The procurement process is one of the most critical components of any project. It involves acquiring all the necessary materials and resources required to complete a project on time and within budget.
At 91Squarefeet, we understand that procurement is key to our success, and we have developed a comprehensive system that ensures the timely and efficient delivery of all necessary materials.
For the Ola Stores project, we started the procurement process by creating a list of all the required items. This list included everything from construction materials to furniture and fixtures.
Once we had a comprehensive list of items, we created a schedule that outlined when each item would be required. This allowed us to plan the procurement process in a way that ensured all materials were available on-site when needed.
Pre-contracts were made with the OEMs to ensure that we had a reliable supply chain in place. This allowed us to avoid any last-minute issues related to material availability. Our procurement team worked closely with OEMs to ensure that all materials were of the highest quality and were delivered on time.
Another critical aspect of the procurement process was material dumping. The material dump is the process of storing all the necessary materials at the project site before the start of construction.
We made sure that all the required materials were delivered to the site on Day 1 and Day 4 of the project. This ensured that the construction team had all the necessary materials on-site when needed, without any delays.
At 91Squarefeet, we believe that procurement is a process that requires meticulous planning and execution. Our team of procurement experts has years of experience in managing large-scale projects and ensuring timely delivery of all necessary materials.
We understand that the timely delivery of materials is crucial to the success of any project, and we work hard to ensure that all materials are available on-site when needed.
Scheduling plays a critical role in the timely completion of any project, and the same is true for constructing Ola stores with a short turnaround time.
At 91Squarefeet, we recognize the importance of effective scheduling and planning and have developed a comprehensive approach to ensure that we can complete our projects on time without compromising on quality.
To ensure the timely completion of the Ola stores project, we followed a meticulous scheduling process that involved several steps. Firstly, we created a detailed day-wise plan for each activity involved in the construction process.
Our experienced project managers worked closely with our production team to ensure that every activity was accurately scheduled, and there was no overlap between different tasks.
One of the critical factors that helped us achieve timely completion was the master schedule that we created in sync with our procurement plan.
This ensured that we had a clear understanding of when each material was needed on-site, and there were no delays in the delivery of critical items. By creating a master schedule, we could plan our activities efficiently and avoid any unforeseen delays that could impact the project’s timeline.
Another essential aspect of our scheduling process was the use of technology. We used the advanced project management software, RDash, which allowed us to track progress in real-time and make necessary changes to the schedule if required.
This helped us identify and mitigate any potential issues that could arise during the project’s execution, ensuring that we could stay on track and deliver the project on time.
Our team members were also trained to work efficiently while adhering to the schedule. We incentivized our team to stay ahead of schedule and offered rewards for completing the project ahead of time.
This motivated our team to work diligently and ensure that every activity was completed on time, resulting in the timely completion of the Ola stores project.
Supervision was an essential element of the success of the project for Ola Stores that 91Squarefeet undertook. With the right supervision and management, the project was able to run smoothly and stay on track.
To ensure that the project stayed on track, 91Squarefeet had a team of dedicated project managers and factory managers on-site 24/7. This team of managers oversaw every aspect of the project and ensured that each step of the plan was carried out with precision.
The project managers were responsible for overseeing the work at the site, including the work of the contractors, ensuring that they were working according to the schedule and the master plan. They also ensured that any problems that arose were dealt with immediately and that the project continued to move forward without delays.
The dedicated factory managers, on the other hand, oversaw the work done in the factories and made sure that the materials were being produced according to the required specifications and delivered on time. They also ensured that the factories were adhering to the quality standards set by 91Squarefeet.
To further encourage adherence to the schedule and the master plan, 91Squarefeet implemented an internal incentivization system. This system motivated the team to stay ahead of the schedule and complete their tasks within the allocated time.
This system helped to ensure that everyone on the team was working towards the common goal of completing the project on time and within budget.
In addition to the 24/7 onsite supervision and incentivization system, 91Squarefeet also ensured that there was complete adherence to supervision at every level. We employed strict quality control measures to ensure that every aspect of the project met their high standards.
This level of supervision and quality control was critical to ensuring that the project was delivered within the 7-day timeline.
Ensuring the quality of the finished product is one of the most critical components of any construction project.
At 91Squarefeet, we understand that quality control is a top priority for our clients. That’s why we have established a rigorous quality control process that includes in-depth quality checks to ensure the delivery of a snag-free site.
Our quality control process begins with the identification of the necessary standards for each project. We analyze the design and construction requirements of the project and develop a quality control plan that outlines the testing, inspection, and documentation procedures necessary to ensure compliance.
On Day 4 and Day 7, we conducted in-depth quality checks to ensure the site is snag-free. These checks involve a detailed inspection of every aspect of the site, including finishes, fixtures, equipment, and the structure itself. We also conduct functional tests of equipment to verify proper operation.
We work with our clients to develop a punch list of any issues identified during the quality control process. Our team then resolves these issues, ensuring that the site meets the necessary quality standards and that the client is satisfied with the final product.
In summary, our quality control process is designed to identify and address quality issues early on to avoid delays and costly rework. Our in-depth quality checks on Day 4 and Day 7 ensure that the site is delivered snag-free, meeting or exceeding the client’s expectations.
Results for Ola Stores
Thanks to aggressive pre-planning, a streamlined procurement process, efficient scheduling, dedicated supervision, and thorough quality checks, 91Squarefeet was able to build and launch Ola stores within just 7 days.
This was a significant achievement, as it usually takes several weeks or months to build and launch a retail store.
Conclusion: Launching Ola Stores within 7 Days
The success of Ola Stores highlights the importance of plans and processes in place for retail store construction. By adopting these measures, 91Squarefeet was able to build and launch Ola stores within just 7 days.
This was a significant achievement and demonstrates the company’s commitment to delivering quality projects on time.
And if you are looking for a reliable partner for your retail store construction needs, 91Squarefeet is your right choice. Contact Us Today!