Avnet to Co-Present an End-User Case Study with Gartner on Building Multi-Tier Supply Chain Visibili

Avnet to Co-Present an End-User Case Study with Gartner on Building Multi-Tier Supply Chain Visibility and Improving Supplier Collaboration

Avnet Velocity Global Vice President Douglas Kent to co-present with Gartner analysts Greg Aimi and Ray Barger during Gartner's Supply Chain Executive Summit

PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced that Douglas Kent, global vice president of Avnet Velocity, will co-present an end-user case study with Gartner analysts Greg Aimi and Ray Barger titled, "Multi-Tier Visibility Is Now Table Stakes: Making Smart Bets on Upstream Supplier Visibility," at the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Summit. The summit will be held at the J.W. Marriott Desert Ridge in Phoenix, Arizona, May 21-23, 2013. Kent's session will take place at 11:15 a.m. on Thursday, May 23.


"For many companies, significant supply chain execution risks come from lack of visibility into multiple tiers of their upstream supply chain," said Douglas Kent, global vice president, Avnet Velocity. "Multi-tier supplier visibility and supplier collaboration have become critical to mitigating risk when upstream events don't go as planned. During this presentation, Greg, Ray and I will discuss how to develop and implement supply chain solutions that improve visibility, allowing organizations to better manage their supply chain challenges and mitigate risks."

The Gartner Supply Chain Executive Summit is an annual gathering of senior supply chain executives. The event provides attendees with the critical strategies, tactics and tools they need now so they can move forward quickly and efficiently. This year's conference offers an agenda designed to help executives rethink the way supply chains work, and to deliver the highest impact on, and greatest business value for, their enterprises in 2013 and beyond.

Kent is the global vice president of Avnet Velocity, a global supply chain solutions division of Avnet. He has more than 25 years of experience in the development, marketing and deployment of tailored supply chain solutions for companies across a wide variety of industries. He also leads the Supply Chain Council's High-Tech and Electronics Industry Group. Kent is one of a select few SCOR® certified instructors.

To register for Gartner's Supply Chain Executive Summit visit: http://www.gartner.com/technology/summits/na/supply-chain/

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Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a Fortune 500 Company, is one of the largest distributors of electronic components, computer products and embedded technology serving customers globally. Avnet accelerates its partners' success by connecting the world's leading technology suppliers with a broad base of customers by providing cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012, Avnet generated revenue of $25.7 billion. For more information, visit www.avnet.com.

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