GistDXS - optimising supply chain efficiency
GistDXS is a unique, world-leading product designed for optimising supply chain efficiency. It allows Gist to drive a better utilisation across the network, optimise vehicle fill and reduce food miles.
Gist won the Supply Chain Technology award at the Retail
Week Supply Chain Awards 2011 for this unique, custom-built
transport scheduling package.
GistDXS is a step change in supply chain technology, automating
the complex manual decisions traditionally made by planners.
The software schedules in live-time, conservatively assessing more
than a billion combinations of vehicle, capacity and timeline
constraints every day, and can confidently be claimed to have been
"solving the unsolvable" 24 hours a day since its
Gist's primary business (deliveries from suppliers to retailer
consolidation depots) delivers chill and ambient product into the
regional distribution centres of many of the most prominent
retailers in the country.
Gist's UK primary business:
- operates >5,000 vehicle movements per week for retailers
across the grocery sector
- moves >£4bn of stock, £2bn of which has less than 3 days
- is made up of a network of more than 200 collection points and
more than 60 delivery points.
As a conservative estimate, the software assesses more than a
billion combinations of vehicle, capacity and timeline constraints
every day in live time.
For Gist's UK Primary network, on any given day there is the
prospect of assessing over 2 trillion routing
The software can make live choices that are not immediately
apparent to a planner, and these "optimal" choices create better
utilisation across the network, optimise vehicle fill and reduce
This allows Gist, and therefore also our customers, to reduce
cost and carbon footprint whilst improving services.
Gist has a history of developing, deploying and upgrading
warehouse management systems and transport systems through an
in-house integration team to ensure our customers' supply chains
operate as efficiently as possible.
This ensures that the systems used offer our customers the best
value and functionality, and are customised to their individual
operations. The development of this world class, step change
technological solution builds on Gist's history of innovation.