Target Hires New Senior Vice President

by Katie Lee

Minneapolis — Target Corporation has hired Ben Cook as senior vice president, global logistics, inventory allocation and replenishment. Cook will lead the optimization of Target’s inbound and outbound supply chain processes. He’ll also oversee inventory allocation and replenishment, merchandise planning operations and global logistics. He will report to Target’s executive vice president and chief supply chain and logistics officer, Arthur Valdez.

Cook brings experience in leading a range of supply chain functions, from international transportation and distribution to inventory control and direct-to-customer delivery. He comes to Target most recently from Apple where he was director, logistics and supply chain strategy, leading the transformation of logistics to support an omnichannel distribution model. In addition to Apple, Cook has 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 joined the company July 24, 2016 and will relocate to Minneapolis.

Minneapolis-based Target Corporation has 1,797 stores. For more information, visit

SOURCE: Target Corporation

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