US: Target Appoints New Senior Exec For Logistics & Inventory

Target has announced the appointment of Ben Cook as its new Senior VP of Global logistics, inventory allocation and replenishment.

Cook, who joins Target on 24 July from Apple (where he was Director – Logistics and Supply Chain Strategy), will relocate to Minneapolis.  He has previously also held operational roles at Kimberly-Clark and The Home Depot.

In the new role, Cook will lead the optimisation of Target’s inbound and outbound supply chain processes, including carrier transportation and last-mile delivery. He’ll also oversee inventory allocation and replenishment, merchandise planning operations and global logistics. He will report to Arthur Valdez, Executive VP and chief supply chain and logistics officer.