Over the past four years, Target has transformed itself from a chain of brick-and-mortar stores with a side e-commerce business into a fully integrated omnichannel retailer that successfully uses stores as local fulfillment hubs. The retail giant’s chief supply and logistics officer will discuss how the company was able to accomplish this feat at the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) EDGE Live virtual conference.
Arthur Valdez Jr. will kick off the second day of this completely online conference on September 21 with his keynote address, “Rebuilding a Supply Chain Through Authenticity, Engagement, and Problem Solving.” He will talk about how Target made massive changes to its supply chain, particularly in how it managed its inventory and transportation. Attendees will learn about pain points and success stories, as well as key leadership lessons in change management, talent development, and diversity and inclusion. Valdez will also discuss the significant investments that Target made in automation.
Valdez oversees all functions of Target’s global supply chain and logistics network, including inventory management, purchase orders, replenishment, fulfillment, global transportation, logistics, and distribution. He joined Target in March 2016, bringing more than 20 years of leadership experience in the retail supply chain and warehousing industry. Valdez has spent his career building supply chain networks around the world. His prior roles include senior leadership positions at Amazon and Walmart.
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