Canon Europe appoints Chief of Supply Chain Management

LONDON, December 3, 2007 – Canon Europe, world-leader in imaging solutions, has appointed Perry Buenen as Chief of Supply Chain Management, responsible for further strengthening customer collaboration across the company’s pan-European supply chain infrastructure.

Perry replaces Stefano Zenti, previously Chief of ICT & Supply Chain Management, who will continue as Chief of ICT for Europe.  In a four year strategy, Canon Europe has created a strong pan-European model, which includes the creation of the European Logistics Centre (ELC) and the establishment of regional hubs in Bratislava and Dubai, to support growing markets.  As Chief of Supply Chain Management, Perry will continue to enhance this model with a focus on customer interaction and contribution.

Perry brings to Canon over 18 years of experience of managing manufacturing and supply chains activities across Europe.  This includes 16 years at Xerox, culminating in a role as VP of Manufacturing & Supply Chain Europe.  Most recently, Perry held the position of VP Manufacturing and Supply Chain EMEA at Pitney Bowes, where he consolidated and optimised the company’s EMEA Supply Chain Network.

Perry Buenen, the Chief of Supply Chain Management said: “The Canon supply chain infrastructure in Europe follows a highly robust model, with strategic hubs to support the network and key growth markets.  For example, the creation of our new distribution hub in Dubai means we can significantly decrease delivery times, by up to 26 days, via direct shipment from factories in Japan to Dubai.  We are also leveraging Dubai’s supply scale within a lower overall cost structure and can support future business growth and supply chain strategies via trans-shipments to Europe and surrounding markets.               

“The Pan-European strategy is to continue this pattern of development with a priority on working closely with our customers to ensure that we continue to provide them the best supply chain infrastructure and processes to match their requirements.”

Media enquiries, please contact:
Lisa Boustead/ Valerie Holloway
Nelson Bostock Communications (on behalf of Canon Europe)
t. +44 (0)20 7229 4400
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