Pascal Fernandez, Vice President of Avnet Velocity, EMEA, to Discuss Securing Supply Chains at the Odette 2012 Conference

  Pascal Fernandez, Vice President of Avnet Velocity, EMEA, to Discuss
  Securing Supply Chains at the Odette 2012 Conference

 Session on “Increasing Resilience Against Supply Chain Disruption” will take
                        place on December 3 in Berlin

Odette 2012

Business Wire

PHOENIX -- November 27, 2012

Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today
announced that Pascal Fernandez, vice president of Avnet Velocity, EMEA, will
present an educational session at the Odette 2012 conference in Berlin on
December 3 at 2:45 p.m. Fernandez’s presentation will examine the
transportation supply chain and share best practices for building a resilient
supply chain in the automotive industry.

“Recent natural disasters and other unavoidable threats have impacted the
supply chains of companies around the globe,” said Fernandez. “Companies are
now implementing operational changes that prepare them for multiple supply
disruption scenarios, and upgrading their infrastructure to improve supply
chain resilience. During the Odette conference, I will discuss best practices
in the automotive industry’s supply chain and examine strategies for
increasing visibility throughout a manufacturing partner ecosystem.”

Fernandez’s presentation, “Increasing Resilience Against Supply Chain
Disruption,” will explore how automotive companies are increasing supply chain
resilience through operational changes and the better use of integrated
technology and services including:

  *Implementing better collaborative business practices
  *Increasing visibility
  *Increasing control and reducing risk
  *Implementing control towers.

The Odette conference is an annual, international conference and exhibition
for automotive supply chain professionals. It provides a unique opportunity to
receive an update on the development and implementation of innovative supply
chain solutions as well as a broader overview of trends in the global
automotive sector.

Fernandez is the vice president of Avnet Velocity, EMEA, a global supply chain
solutions division of Avnet. He is responsible for business development, as
well as implementing and managing supply chain solutions for Avnet, Inc.'s
partners in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Having started his career in
electronics engineering, Fernandez has held multiple positions in sales and
marketing management within the electronics industry and has implemented
numerous successful global supply chain and logistics programs. Based in
Paris, he is also vice president of the SPDEI, the French Electronics
Distribution Trade Association.

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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.
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