Abstract—The using this software. The existing system is highly

Abstract—The
project is intended to give easy access to the students for canteen therefore
making it convenient for both students and working staff of canteen. The
canteen management system will result in time saving of the students. Our purpose
of this project is to reduce the manual work and make canteen more computerized
thereby making it more efficient, faster and user friendly. Our attempt is to
increase the sales of the canteen by using this software. The existing system
is highly manual. It is sluggish and consumes a lot of time causing
inconvenience to costumers. The system provides for user-id validation, hence
unauthorized access is prevented. Details of all the items is displayed along
with the prices and special offers. The students can select whatever items they
wish to. The total amount of all the items is displayed before confirmation of
order. On selecting the items to be ordered, then confirming the order, the
customer will be given an estimated time required for his/her order to be
served. The customer can then choose to thus place the final order or not. The
system allows the customer to cancel existing order. The ultimate goal of the
project is to build a database that integrates the process of ordering food in
canteen.

 

Keywords—easy access, user ID validation,
review, automation, payment gateway.

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1.           
1. Introduction

In today’s age of fast canteen automation in the canteen, many canteens
have chosen to focus on quick preparation and speedy delivery of orders. Until
very recently, all of this delivery of orders were placed over the phone, but
there are many disadvantages to this system, including the inconvenience of the
customer needing to have a physical copy of the menu, lack of a visual
confirmation that the order was placed correctly, and the necessity for the
canteen to have an employee answering the phone and taking orders.

The main advantage of an online ordering system is that it greatly
simplifies the ordering process for both the customer and the canteen. When the
customer visits the ordering web page, they are presented with an interactive
and up-to-date menu, complete with all available options and adjusting prices
based on the selected options. After making a selection, the item is then added
to their order, which the customer can review the details at any time before
checking out. This provides instant visual confirmation of what was selected.

This system also greatly lightens the load on the canteen’s end, as the
entire process of taking orders is automated. Once an order is placed on the
web page, it is entered into the database and then retrieved, in pretty much
real-time, by a web-based application on the canteen’s end. Within this
application, all items in the order are displayed, along with their
corresponding options and delivery details, in a concise and easy to read
manner. This allows canteen employees to quickly go through the orders as they
are placed and produce the necessary items with minimal delay and confusion.

 

2.EXISITNG SYSTEM

 

In the existing
system, the most common payment method is through cash. However, when a student
orders something for dsay 67 Rs and gives a 100 Rs note, the canteen has to
give back exact 33 Rs in return. In many cases, its possible that the canteen
owner might not have enough change to give back the exact amout. In such a
scenario, canteen owner maintains a notebook in which he keeps a track of each
student’s money record. Such notebook maintainance is extremely tedious and
inefficient.

 

RFID has been
around for quite a lot of time but since the cost of RFID is high it is
restricted to high capital businesses. Although the costs are falling, RFID is
still more expensive compared to available alternatives. RFID can have problems
with metal and water and can cause mailfunction. RFID has security issues.
Unauthorized devices may be able to read and even change data on tags without
the knowledge of the person who owns the object.

 

                                                      
2.           
3Related Work

 

3.1 In
“canteen management thesis Chapter 2” Taylor postulated that many organizations
provide canteens as an additional subsidized facility for their employees as a
welfare measure. The usage of the canteen by the employees depends on many
factors like centralized food distribution center with swift and simple in
operations. Canteen design provides a user-friendly system that facilitates
quick and efficient operations to cover a larger section of employees within a
specified time. There are canteens that are even paperless and
havealmostcashless transactions..This system is also appropriate in an environment where multiple caterersoperate
in a closed environment or at multiple locations. -dvantages cited arethe
following1 removal of the manual system of maintaining the coupons? instant information
at one?s fingertips for immediate use? support for both prepaid andpostpaid
methods of accounting? implementation of computerized managementin an
organization where the employees have cards 2any type of identificationcards4
for uni8ue identification? preset daily limits on the amount of usage
of canteen facility? use of coupons for transactions? reduction of
wastage of fooditems? advanced notification on the usage of the canteen facilities by theemployees
on any particular day or shift? and freedom on the conduct of differenttypes of
reports with respect to employee consumption and with respect to
dailysales by the canteen. The challenges include1 in case of multiple
locations,re8uired canteen consolidated utilization which is very tedious or almostimpossible in the case of a manual process? multiple items management?effective
inventory management? re+ordering of items to be managed in order torestock at
proper time? and subsidized food tracking.

 

3.2 “Cloud Based
Canteen Management System” research paper by Tazeen Khan, Daniel Yunus. Today
everything around us is automated. Manual and paperwork has been replaced by
automation. Automation decreases errors and helps in increasing efficiency. As
canteens are a daily part of students, employees, staffs. The existing system
is paper based where problem are faced by both the customer and owner. This
paper proposes a system to make the whole process easier for both the canteen
and for the customers by automating the process on Cloud. With the help of
Cloud Computing technology no hardware components and installations are
required. Hosting on cloud is cost effective than owning individual components.
This proposed system bridges the gap between canteen and its usage. We have
offered Radio Frequency Identification based card that will be used for the
transactions of each customer at the counter. Also, to reduce the queues
another method to order and pay is through mobile based app where deductions
are carried out directly from the customer’s account. Account can be recharged
through online transfer and e-wallets. Both the web and mobile applications
will be hosted on cloud.

 

3.3 “In-time
billing process for canteen management system” research paper by B Muniraja, J
Rajanikanth. In colleges, schools or Inside an University campus canteen
facility is provided. Students, college staff or university staff uses this
facility. Similarly food facilities provided in canteen in various companies.
In this canteen students or employees pay their bills by cash. In previous
system, cash payment is the only option for making the payment. This is the
case for small canteens. In rare cases some big canteens credit card facility
is provided. The main drawback of cash payment system is that user always needs
to carry the cash with him/her. And he/she needs to pay the exact amount
otherwise there is problems for the remaining amount. One more problem is that
in colleges the students are going to have food in the same canteen throughout
the month. In such cases an account of students is maintained in a notebook.
Canteen owner writes order details of students on daily basis and at the end of
the month total is calculated. This method has limitation and draw backs of
maintaining paper based records. These paper based records can get spoiled or
damaged and data of student account might get lost. To give an effective
solution for these problems we have proposed system called “In-Time billing
process for canteen management system”. For this system canteen owner or
canteen administrative person will give a RFID card to the user. This user can
be a student in case of collages and an employee in case of an organization or
company. This system is very effective. Advantage of this system is that it is
really help full and effective for those people who have to go to canteen on
daily basis. They need not to carry cash. A card is allocated to each user and
user can recharge this card with a certain amount.

                                3. Proposed Methodology

Each customer
will know about the most ordered items and about the food items he/she have
ordered the most. Hybrid algorithms are used to provide most ordered items

They will get
unique receipt number for each order placed and hence the delivery will be more
organized.

Previous systems
used RFID cards so to optimize the hardware we opted for payment gateway.

Customers can
come cashless and still order for food items and pay using any payment gateway
or using the balance in their personal account.

 

 

 

 

4.   Result and Performances            

As a result the whole system will be less
manual and more computerized which in turn will reduce labour cost and may
require qualified staff to manage the reception desk. The system will be faster
and efficient. The customer can order food and take away the delivery without
having to pay cash or use card because the amount will be deducted from their
account itself. Also the customer will know about the frequently ordered items
by him/her and hence saving the time to scroll through the whole menu. The
system will also show the most ordered items in the canteen using hybrid
algorithms.

We know that
preparing each food item approximately takes more than 7 minutes to be
prepared, so the customer can place their order and can collect it later based
on their unique receipt number.