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8 April 2013

Taras Avenue Distribution Centre closure - 26 April 2013

Late March 2013, Target announced that as part of our supply chain re-engineering we would open four Regional Distribution Centres between 2014 and mid-2015. These Regional Distribution Centres will support our expansive network of over 300 stores. By having a regional network of Distribution Centres, we will strengthen our ability to quickly move product to Stores and be more responsive than ever to fashion trends.

"While the opening of these facilities is expected to strengthen our supply chain capability, it will result in the closure of our Taras Avenue Distribution Centre on 26 April 2013"

Target has commenced transitioning to a new supply chain model. This includes a gradual increase in processing through our Regional Distribution Centres.                      

This has been achieved largely through our Indent programs. The transition of our local suppliers commenced in October 2012, redirecting advertised lines, replenishment lines and general product to the regions. This transition phase is to be completed by the end of June 2013.

As a result there is less volume of product that we require to be processed through our Melbourne distribution operations and therefore we are consolidating remaining volumes through the Fastline William Angliss Drive (WAD) Distribution Centre.

Consolidating product into our existing Fastline arrangement will simplify the current network, will reduce the number of deliveries to stores, and strengthen our ability to better serve our customers. 

I thank you for your support throughout this transformation process.

Gregory Dennis

Supply Chain Manager     

Target. 100% happy.

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