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Meaning of Blueprinting The service encounter is difficult to describe with accuracy and therefore there is a lot of subjective in its analysis. This would help the service manager in identifying areas of potential failures. If the first encounter itself is not pleasant. and there arose a need for the marketer to get a bird s eye view of the whole process. Blueprinting is the flowcharting of a service operation. travel agencies fail to understand the importance of the first enquiry telephone call. without any response. They are setting up 24x7x365 call centres to b manned by efficient and alert call handlers. The service providers are trained to pick up the phone on the first ring. Blueprinting has given rise to other methodologies like servuction and servicescapes . many banks. Worse. and weak service delivery points and identifying solutions to overcome them.This would prevent the manager from learning by costly trial and error. This inconsistency (variability) prevents quality measurement. Service evolved from very simple steps to complex processes. . This has given rise to many methodologies in service encounter analysis and measurements which seek to map the service process. the potential customer has already formed an opinion of an uncaring organization. If the telephone rings for too long. it is very difficult to identify components of an individual firm. to help out new service firms in mapping the sequence before the beginning of service delivery or any other encounter.SERVICE BLUEPRINT . For example. Blueprinting also enables marketing managers to understand the parts of the operating system that are visible to the consumer and hence parts of the servuction system. more inputs were added to the service delivery. With such a map and scripts . it is possible to be systematic in the encounter analysis. This process is called blueprinting .To facilitate maximum satisfaction to the customers. schools. A customer blueprint has three core elements: y Identification of all those functions that are essential to deliver a service along with the appropriate personnel with requisite responsibility. and computer facilities for all enquiry data access and customer and product details. In the servuction system. This methodology was devised by Lyn Shostack in 1984. firms underestimate the sensitivity of points of contact. the customer is not going to come back. authority and accountability. Service firms are now starting to realize the importance of the first call and its potential for generating revenues. The providers are adequately enabled by training.

In addition. For a hotel. that of illuminating the customer s role in the service process. we have worked with companies to teach and develop the service blueprinting Technique. and it was able to identify failure points in a service operation. These key components still form the basis of the technique and its most important feature. it provides an overview so that employees and internal units can relate what they do to the entire. . managers. Service blueprinting was further developed to distinguish between onstage and backstage activities. Evolution of Service Blueprinting: Service blueprinting was initially introduced as a process control technique for services that offered several advantages: it was more precise than verbal definitions.y y The relationships amongst different functions of service components are explained by graphics and charts. We have assisted companies in realizing significant results through service blueprinting including developing brand new services. Service blueprinting shares similarities with other process modeling approaches in that it 1) It is a visual notation for depicting business processes via symbols that represent actors and activities. Service blueprints are relatively simple and their graphical representations are easy for all stakeholders involved customers. One early adaptation was the clarification of service blueprinting as a process for plotting the customer process against organizational structure. service blueprinting is not as complex or as formal as some business process modeling tools such as UML. Service blueprinting upholds the focus of a service innovation on the human-to-human and human-to-technology interfaces at the firm boundaries. The relationship is based on time and sequence with each other. use. 2) It can be used to represent high-level overviews of conceptual processes or details of particular support or sub-processes. and 3) It will accommodate links to parallel and sub-process documents and diagrams via other more internally-focused process modeling tools and languages such as BPMN (Business Process Modeling Notation) and UML (Unified Modeling Language). improving existing services. front-line employees to learn. allowing service designers to drill down into the firm without losing the connection to customer actions and process. For over a decade. Setting up of each function with tolerance levels and variance from standards. integrated service system. and even modify to meet a particular innovation s requirements. These tolerances for variance should not adversely affect the service quality adversely. However. so has service blueprinting. and facilitating cross-functional communication in support of customer-focused solutions. rather than at the software engine level. Blueprints also help to reinforce a customer-orientation among employees as well as clarify interfaces across departmental lines. Just as firms have evolved to become more customer-focused. it could help solve problems preemptively. the sequence of housekeeping in relation to reception and registration has to be elaborated with a specific time interval. evolving its contributions and applications to the levels we describe here.

Customer actions are depicted chronologically across the top of the blueprint. and as such they are typically laid out first so that all other activities can be seen as supporting the value proposition offered to or co-created with the customer. telephone calls) as well as any other activities that contact employees do in order to prepare to serve customers or that are part of their role responsibilities.Components of Service Blueprints There are five components of a typical service blueprint: Customer Actions. 3) The next significant component of the blueprint is the backstage/invisible contact employee actions. separated from the customer by the line of interaction.). etc. while everything below it is invisible. a moment of truth has occurred. Support Processes. What makes blueprinting different from other flowcharting approaches is that the actions of the customer are central to the creation of the blueprint. These are all of the activities carried out by individuals and units within the company who are not contact employees but that need to happen in order for the service to be delivered. Below the line of visibility. Those actions of frontline contact employees that occur as part of a face-to-face encounter are depicted as onstage contact employee actions. 1) . Backstage/Invisible Contact Employee Actions. Vertical lines from the support area connecting with other areas of the blueprint show the inter-functional connections and support that are essential to delivering the service to the final customer. 2) The next critical component is the onstage/visible contact employee actions .g. Everything that appears above the line of visibility is seen by the customer. 4) The fourth critical component of the blueprint is support processes separated from contact employees by the internal line of interaction. Customer actions include all of the steps that customers take as part of the service delivery process. Every time the line of interaction is crossed via a link from the customer to a contact employee (or company self-service technology. both those that involve nonvisible interaction with customers (e.. all of the other contact employee actions are described. and Physical Evidence. separated from the onstage actions by the very important line of visibility. Onstage/Visible Contact Employee Actions.

y Flowcharting or service mapping portraits an existing situation of how the service delivery process functions whereas a blueprint is used to plan a new or revised process and prescribing how it ought to function. documenting or managing a process. The data is represented in these boxes and the arrows connecting them show the flow of direction. However. Flowcharts or service maps are used to map a service delivery process. These are all the tangibles that customers are exposed to that can influence their quality perceptions Service mapping v/s Blueprinting. It is a type of diagram that represents a service process showing the steps as boxes of various kinds and their order by connecting these with arrows. for each customer action. allocation of resources.Finally. A service map is a step-by-step picture of the process for analysis. discussion or communication and standardize new ways to improve the overall service delivery process . and every moment of truth. the marketing managers can use detailed blueprints in order to communicate operational details. integration of service functions and overall evaluation of performance. It is also used to shift the new servics from R & D into routine operation. the physical evidence that customers come in contact with is described at the very top of the blueprint. These service maps are used in analysing. Flowcharts are graphical representatations of a process. It heps to identify the potential point of failures and design foolproof procedures to ensure they do not occur again. there is a difference between service mapping and service blueprinting. Service mapping is just like a river its direction can be upstream or downstream. Blueprints are used by managers to assist in the decision making activities associated with strategy setting. Thus we can conclude that blue printing is a method used to plan a new service or restructure the existing service whereas service mapping is a method to portrait a step by step picture of the existing service process and find new ways to improve it. A blueprint is a precise definition of the service delivery system that allows the management to test the service concept before finalising the service process. y y y .

And all of these reflect in the diverse and exotic cuisine that the land offers. A desire to offer five star value at non-five star prices. Lost was the actual essence of Chinese cuisine. And it was this desire that led to the opening of the first Mainland China outlet in . China is a land of diverse culture. In this way a manger can find new ways to improve the service and cater to customer expectations. A desire to offer the most authentic of Chinese Cuisine. A desire to present Chinese food the way it should be. India is no stranger to Chinese cuisine. This kindled a desire. using or paying for a specific service. however. In this process. It's a land shrouded in mystical trance. A desire to restore the splendor of Chinese Cuisine. something was lost. Profile.Flowcharting or service mapping is useful for depicting the set of activities experienced by customers while ordering. Flowchart helps the manager to understand what the customer wants in each step of the service process and the customers own involvement in a service environment. The mushrooming of Chinese eateries all across bears testimony to the tremendous popularity that the Far Eastern cuisine enjoys in this part of the world. Lost was the authenticity of the food from the mystic land. It's a land of sensitivity and of spiritualism. What were offered in the innumerable restaurants were cheap Indianized versions of the great cuisine with a blatant disregard for the authenticity.

Over the years. Guwahati. Be it Hubei or Yunan.Mumbai in the year 1995. Ahmedabad. Pune. And people came to swear by it. Chennai. And it enjoys an Equity that is enjoyed by no other stand-alone restaurant chain. Today. Mission and values. Hyderabad. the idea was to have a comprehensive representation. Cantonese or Sichuan. The restaurant was able to garner tremendous respect among the discerning Mumbaikars within a short span of time. Delhi. And it didn't take much time for people to realize the difference. Kolkata. Nasik. Wherever Mainland China opened. Mainland China is the largest chain of fine dining eateries in the country. it was received with the standing ovation. people have come and recognized the quality of food and services that the name Mainland China represents. Gurgaon. Following this success. . The distinctive difference in taste of Indianized Chinese as against authentic Chinese. Mainland China soon entered the cities of Bangalore. The philosophy was to propagate the wonders of various cuisines from all major provinces of China. Baroda and Chandigarh. The difference in what they used to and what the restaurant offered.

............  Our commitment to hygiene At all our restaurants. ... With a turnover of more than 100 Crores... services and business processes in anticipation of the ever changing and evolving guest expectations and thereby ensuring their continued satisfaction...... To provide a unique dining experience at a rational price and to continually improve our food products..............y y y To consistently provide world class cuisine and experience at a rational price............. be it the quality of ingredients. the service standards.... systems and procedures are constantly being enhanced to match customer expectations on a day to day basis.... has given us the experience and along with it.. And remember.. .... be it ingredients or process related. We always ensure the best.... To create a dining experience whose uniqueness lies in its elegance and refinement which is brought alive by caring and personalized service in a warm and vibrant environment... we never make compromises..............  Our experience Serving more than 2 million people each year at our 41 outlets throughout the country.  Our passion for food We are driven by passion ........ its as authentic as you can get.. Professionals.. authenticity of the cuisine or the skill of the Chef. the Group is currently going through hectic expansion plans.a passion for good food.  Our business understanding Our brands are a testimonial to our understanding of the business.... hygiene comes first and we leave no stone unturned to achieve the best.. We shall ensure high standards of safety and hygiene at all times.........  Our range of cuisine Chinese cuisine brought alive from Sichuan to Hunan... Canton to Beijing -our range is as diverse as the country. we have some of the leading experts in the country..  Our team Be it kitchen or operations.......... marketing or customer service.. The menu planning...  Our Focus Customer feedback is of paramount importance to us. Hence. the confidence to grow..... with hands on experience in frontline service institutions have joined hands to forge the group ahead......... with master craftsmen dishing out the sumptuous delicacies day in and day out.

the last one being HT City 2008 Award for the Best Chinese restaurant in Delhi and NCR and the Coca Cola Golden Spoon award ". Whether it is the import of ingredients from China or the training of personnel. This high esteem that people have for Mainland China was achieved through a consistent eye for detail. whether it is the artifacts for the décor or the master Chef's culinary trips to China. no stone is left unturned to upheld authenticity. "And thus. .Awards and achievements. in this quest for excellence the recognitions have been coming our way since 1999.

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etc but also the tangible elements such as the interior and exterior of the restaurant. the quality of the service can be judged not only on the basis of intangible elements such as the foods taste and aroma. furniture. This blueprint is prepared considering all the components of a service blueprint which are the customers. invisible or backstage employees and the support process. ambience. The figure above is the service blueprint of Mainland China restaurant. menu card Parking lot etc.Interpretation of the blueprint. . A restaurant is a service which is high in experience quality and is positioned right in the middle of the goods service continuum. Thus. on-stage or visible employee s actions.

 The three lines that are visible in the blueprint are the lines of external interaction. He is greeted by the host. This could be a potential point of failure if the customer has to wait for too long.  The internal arrows connecting the boxes represent the service encounters in the service delivery process and the moment of truth where the service provider and the customer come face to face. The service delivery process starts right from the point the customer arrives at mainland china restaurant and enters the restaurant. if there is place then he is guided to a vacant table and if there is no place then the host puts his name on the wait list and leads him to the waiting area. lines of visibility which is further divided into on-stage and backstage actions and the last which is the line of internal interaction. furniture etc which act as the physical evidence to the customer. 2.  The circular designs between the boxes are the bottlenecks or the potential point of failures which can occur if the service is inefficient or poor. . On top of the blueprint are the tangible components of the service delivery process are mentioned such as the menu cards. The delivery process 1. foods and beverages.

there is another possibility of failure which could be poor service and unsatisfactory food. Here. The bill is bought by the waiter. the customer pays the bill and leaves the restaurant. 6. 8. . The bill is then registered with the restaurant staff. The customer consumes the meal and asks for the bill. The host who takes the customers names on the waiting list and the kitchen department acts as the support team in the whole delivery process. The customer then goes through the menu and orders for the food he likes. The waiter then picks the order from the kitchen and serves it to the customer. This is an on-stage activity and is visible to the customer. This is a backstage activity which is beyond the visibility of the customer. 7.3. 5. After a table gets vacant the host calls the name of the customer and leads him to the table. 4. The waiter takes the order and passes it to the kitchen department where the chef prepares the order.

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