Press release - July 2011
Gist enter supply chain partnership with Starbucks
Starbucks UK and Ireland is revitalising its supply chain with Gist Limited.
This new long-term logistics partnership will see, for the first
time within the Starbucks organisation, consolidated daily
deliveries of ambient, chill and dairy products through their
retail stores across the UK and Ireland.
Gist, who specialises in temperature and time sensitive supply
chains, will consolidate the three currently separate supply chains
for ambient, chill and dairy products into a single, flexible and
cost-efficient logistics operation.
Significantly reduced numbers of store deliveries, to be
undertaken overnight, will reduce traffic congestion and cut
disruption to store teams who will be freed up to focus on
delivering great service to customers. Starbucks will also benefit
from reduced operational costs, increased flexibility and improved
environmental performance through network optimisation. The new
solution will cut the number of deliveries to each Starbucks store
by more than 50%.
Individual store orders will be picked and delivered to all 700+
Starbucks locations across the UK and Ireland using Gist's
extensive temperature-controlled distribution network.