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Target Names New Supply Chain Executive

Target has appointed Ben Cook as its new senior vice president of global logistics, inventory allocation and replenishment.

The U.S. retailer tapped the former Apple logistics and supply chain strategy director this week. Cook will be responsible for Target’s inbound and outbound supply chain processes, including last-mile delivery and carrier transportation. In his new position, Cook will also manage inventory allocation and replenishment, global logistics and merchandise planning operations. He will report to Arthur Valdez, Target’s executive vice president and chief supply chain and logistics officer.

“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,” Valdez said. “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 brings many years of experience in leading the supply chain process, from internal distribution to direct-to-consumer delivery. As Apple’s logistics and supply chain strategy director, Cook led the digital transition of the company into an omnichannel distribution model. Cook’s resume also includes previous stints at The Home Depot and Kimberly-Clark.

“Target has a reputable brand and a loyal guest base already in place, and I’m excited to be part of the team building an operation for the future that strengthens guest love and drives long-term company growth,” Cook said.

Cook will resume his new position on July 24 and relocate to Target’s headquarters in Minneapolis.