Target hires former Apple exec to oversee supply chain

Target (NYSE:TGT) has announced the hiring of Ben Cook as senior VP, global logistics, inventory allocation and replenishment. Cook comes to Target after most recently serving as director of logistics and supply chain strategy at Apple.

Cook will lead Target's inbound and outbound supply chain process, which includes carrier transportation and last-mile delivery. He will also oversee inventory allocation and replenishment, merchandise planning operations and global logistics.

Cook will report directly to Arthur Valdez, exec-VP and chief supply chain and logistics officer.

Prior to working at Apple, Cook held operational roles at Kimberly-Clark and The Home Depot.

"Our guests expect us to deliver product quickly and reliably, and that means we need a supply chain that's increasingly fast and precise," says Valdez. "Ben's expertise and proven track record in cutting cost and reducing complexity in the name of speed will be an incredible asset to our team. We believe he's the right addition to the work we're doing to strengthen Target's supply chain so we can offer an even faster and simpler guest experience."

Cook begins work July 24 and will relocate to Minneapolis.

Target is on a bit of a hiring spree, last month hiring Sam Parnell to an executive position in its Goldfish project, a secret tech franchise within Target that the company is working on.

For more:
- see this Target press release

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