Avnet Velocity’s Douglas Kent to Present at the Institute of Business Forecast and Planning’s Supply Chain Planning &

  Avnet Velocity’s Douglas Kent to Present at the Institute of Business
  Forecast and Planning’s Supply Chain Planning & Forecasting Conference

   Kent to share insight and best practices on integrated business planning
                        transforming the supply chain

Business Wire

PHOENIX -- February 21, 2013

Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today
announced that Douglas Kent, global vice president of Avnet Velocity, will
present “Integrated Business Planning Can Transform Your Supply Chain” at the
Institute of Business Forecast and Planning’s (IBF) Supply Chain Planning &
Forecasting Conference in Scottsdale. The conference will be held at The
Hilton Scottsdale Resorts Hotel and Villas, Scottsdale, Arizona, on February
24-26, 2013.

“Advancing sales and operations planning processes to integrated business
planning requires a dedicated effort, but the results for organizations and
their trading ecosystems can be substantial,” said Kent. “Effective decision
making using integrated business planning can literally transform supply
chains and drive organizations to a new level of supply chain maturity. This
presentation will show attendees how to avoid the hype and capture the basics,
utilizing proven best practices.”

Kent will present “Integrated Business Planning Can Transform Your Supply
Chain” at 10:15 a.m. on Tuesday, February 26. The presentation will focus on:

  *How to add risk management and what-if scenario planning to the sales and
    operations planning (S&OP) process
  *How to improve agility and responsiveness, which will drive increased
    customer satisfaction
  *How to find your real cost-to-serve customers

IBF’s Supply Chain Planning & Forecasting Conference provides a hands-on and
interactive program that fosters discussion and idea sharing for professionals
interested in improving the S&OP process. This year’s attendees will learn how
to measure forecasting performance, how to analyze and treat data before using
the ERP System, and how to prepare baseline forecasts using Time Series
methods.

Avnet Velocity is a global supply chain solutions division of Avnet. Kent 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 the IBF’s Supply Chain Planning & Forecasting Conference
visit: http://www.ibf.org/index.cfm

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About Avnet, Inc.

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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Brodeur Partners, for Avnet
Suzie Linville, 480-308-0295
slinville@brodeur.com
or
Avnet, Inc.
Michelle Gorel, 480-643-7653
Vice President, Public Relations
michelle.gorel@avnet.com
 
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