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Target doubles size with move to new Chicago headquarters

By: | at 07:00 PM | Transport Intermediaries  

Target Logistic Services is expanding in the Chicago area with a doubling of size at a new facility just minutes away from O’Hare Field.

The new facility functions both as headquarters for Target’s North Central Region comprising a 12-state area, in addition to local freight forwarding operations. Supervising the multi-use facility is Tom MacPhee, Target’s Regional Manager, with some 25 years experience in air and ocean transportation.

The 30,000-square foot combination office and warehouse houses Target’s complete supply chain services including freight consolidation, inventory control, pick and pack, marking and labeling, worldwide distribution and customs clearance. The logistics provider offers every kind of transport; air, ocean and surface or a combination of transport modes to best suit the needs of the customer.

The facility also offers a number of Target’s specialized logistics capabilities including a Consumer Direct Logistics Team who provide delivery of catalog items direct to the customer’s door and total “in and out” inventory control of a shipper’s merchandise.

Commenting on the local expansion of Target, Regional Manager MacPhee stated that a “combination of greater business with existing customers plus an unprecedented number of new shippers made the move mandatory to our doubled facility which is housed in a new building.”

He said that Target customers are major players in a “wide variety of industries in the North Central region of the US including electronic and computer products, furniture, apparel, auto and machine parts plus sellers of consumer merchandise through catalogs.”

He stressed, “It takes just one telephone call to our office in Chicago to open the doors to Target’s considerable number of supply chain services worldwide.”