Macy’s Inc. has named Dennis Mullahy chief supply chain officer of the Macy’s brand, a new role encompassing several areas of responsibilities.
The company said Monday that Mullahy will oversee the entire product journey, from global sourcing, inventory management, store and e-commerce distribution to transportation, indirect procurement, supply chain systems, sustainability and supplier diversity.
Mullahy, formerly executive vice president, supply chain and information technology at Michaels Stores Inc., will report to Hal Lawton, president of Macy’s.
Hiring Mullahy, said Lawton, is a move to strengthen Macy’s supply chain and lead the retailer’s newly formed supply chain organization. “We are investing in our supply chain to improve our systems, processes and facilities and to enhance productivity and efficiency,” Lawton said. “Dennis is an exceptional leader with more than 30 years of experience in retail operations and supply chain management.”
Macy’s, in its announcement on Mullahy, did not specify how the supply chain organization was reorganized. But the company has recently undergone streamlinings. At least 100 executives at the vice president level and higher were recently let go, and some key leaders were shifted to expanded roles. The objectives are to speed the decision-making, make changes faster and respond to customers better to further growth, while also cutting costs.
At Michael’s, Mullahy was responsible for leading the company’s supply chain strategy, international transportation, distribution center operations for stores and e-commerce, information technology and custom frame manufacturing. Prior to joining Michaels in 2013, Mullahy was a senior vice president at Ulta, where he was responsible for merchandise planning, inventory management, distribution, logistics, transportation and supply chain strategy. He previously spent more than 15 years at Meijer and as a partner with Accenture.