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TJX logistics exec jumps to Target

BY Marianne Wilson

It’s a homecoming of sorts for a new hire by Target Corp.

Target announced that John Bauer will join the company as senior VP, global inventory management. He most recently served as chief logistics officer for The TJX Companies, and held prior supply chain leadership positions at Kohl’s and Starbucks. Bauer previously worked at Target from 1999 to 2007.

“We’re thrilled to have John rejoin the Target team,” said Arthur Valdez, Jr., executive VP and chief supply chain officer “Inventory management touches all aspects of the business, from merchandising and sourcing, to supply chain and stores. John has experience working across all aspects of retail and delivering results in transformational environments.”

Bauer will join Target on August 20. He will lead the teams responsible for ordering, inventory positioning, global trade and domestic transportation.

Target’s strategy to leverage its network of more than 1,800 stores includes completely transforming its supply chain and logistics capabilities, offering such services as free two-day shipping nationwide, same-day delivery shopped by Shipt in 150 markets and the rollout of Drive Up and Order Pick-up services.

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