Arthur Valdez

EVP Supply Chain and Logistics

Target Corp.

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Considering Target’s retailing prowess, its deep and intractable supply-chain problems strike many observers as a puzzlement. Those problems took down its ambitious Canadian expansion and continue to bedevil the company, evidenced by the still-substantial empty shelves in its troubled grocery business. Both were initiatives of former CEO Gregg Steinhafel; Valdez is the man brought in to clean up the logistics mess. If 2018 is to be the year of Target’s turnaround, Valdez will need to be at the top of his game.