Dell Refocuses on Supply Chain

Dell Inc. (Round Rock, Texas) named Michael Cannon as president, global operations, effective February 26, 2007. Most recently president and CEO of contract manufacturer Solectron Corp., Cannon will report directly to Michael Dell, the company’s chairman and CEO.

"As we continue to grow worldwide, it is important that we increase our ability, via the Direct Model, to manufacture close to our customer and fully integrate our supply chain into one global organization. This will allow us to drive for even greater excellence in quality, cycle time and delivered cost," said Dell. "We will innovate and adapt our supply chain model to help drive differentiated product design, manufacturing and distribution models."

Cannon will lead a new global organization that will combine all of Dell's manufacturing, procurement and supply chain activities. All operations for the Americas, Europe/Middle East/Africa region and Asia Pacific/Japan will report to Mr. Cannon. Dell has nine manufacturing plants in five countries, including the United States and will soon add new factories in Poland, India and Brazil.

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