AMERICAN FURNITURE WAREHOUSE
Tony Mitchell is the Director of Global Logistics as well as a buyer for American Furniture Warehouse. He is also leading the omnichannel initiatives for AFW.com. In 24 years with AFW, Mitchell has traveled the world extensively sourcing and negotiating on product directly with factories as well as agents. He oversees all aspects of ocean freight contracts, systems integration and other services to manage the flow of over 7,500 40-foot containers to AFW’s five distribution centers from origins around the globe. Along with a passion for furniture, Mitchell has a passion for automation, transparency and visibility for all stakeholders in the supply chain. He brings a unique perspective with his experience in the logistical processes from factory floors to customer homes.
Prior to joining AFW in 1994, Mitchell bought electronics components and managed distribution of metering devices for Arbitron Ratings. In his three years with Arbitron, he co-developed and deployed an inventory reporting and tracking system that utilized early generation portable barcode scanners.
Mitchell is a Colorado native and loves the outdoors. He is particularly passionate about fly fishing. He also loves ancient and modern history and adventure travel to megalithic monuments around the world. Mitchell and his wife, Debby, love animals and foster dogs at their rural home outside of Denver. They currently have four fur babies–Peak, Desi, Trinnie and Bear.
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