Target names former auto exec to key logistics role
With an ever larger volume of online orders fulfilled by its retail stores, Target’s choice of a former automotive industry executive to a key logistics role is a curious one.
The retailer named Heath Holtz senior vice president of field operations to oversee Target's supply chain and logistics field network that supports its more than 1,800 stores. Holtz joined Target March 1 and reports to Arthur Valdez, the retailer’s EVP and chief supply chain and logistics officer who joined Target four years ago after 17 years with Amazon.
"Target has built an industry-leading supply chain and logistics network that supports our stores as shopping destinations and local fulfillment hubs," said Valdez. "Heath's strong track record of leading global teams to elevate operational quality and efficiency make him a valuable addition to Target as we continue evolving our supply chain to meet guest needs."
Holtz spent the past 14 years with Nissan Motor Corporation where he most recently served as senior vice president of manufacturing, supply chain management and purchasing in North America. Holtz also has held positions at Dell and in the U.S. Air Force.
"Target has set a high standard for operational excellence, and I'm eager to build upon the incredible progress they've made in designing a true omnichannel network," said Holtz. "I'm excited to help remedy the challenges of a vast retail supply chain at an admired brand like Target, which is leading the industry in transforming the physical and digital shopping experiences for guests to enjoy."