Target is bolstering its executive team and adding an experienced logistics and retail executive to its operation; the company has named Gemma Kubat as Senior Vice President of the Supply Chain Engineering & Activation, effective August 6.
“Success in today’s retail environment requires a supply chain that’s both cost effective and nimble to provide a convenient shopping experience,” said Kubat, in a press release. “I’m excited to join the Target team and be a part of its differentiated approach that is leading the industry in fulfillment options for guests.”
In her new position, Kubat will lead design, activation, and ongoing management of assets that establish Target’s global supply chain and logistics network. Kobat will report to Arthur Valdez Jr., Executive Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer.
“We’re bringing together stores, digital channels, technology, and supply chain to make shopping at Target even easier and more convenient,” Valdez said. “Gemma’s talent for applying advanced solutions across large organizations is exactly the right fit for Target as we continue transforming our supply chain to meet the needs of our guests.”
In previous positions, Kobat worked in various capacities in human resources, finance, innovation, strategy, and logistics. She previously held the title of Vice President, Global Business Services for Walmart, and before that, she worked at what was then Walmart’s Britain-based banner Asda.
According to a press release, Target’s strategy to leverage its 1,800+ stores involves changing its supply chain and logistics capabilities. The work it has done enables guests to enjoy free two-day shipping nationwide, same-day delivery shopped with Shipt in 150 markets, and its recently developed Drive Up services.
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