Avnet, Inc. Named to 2013 Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100

  Avnet, Inc. Named to 2013 Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100

Avnet is recognized for its leadership and supply chain expertise in a service
                        field replacement unit project

Business Wire

PHOENIX -- May 13, 2013

Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today
announced that the company has been named to the 2013 Supply & Demand Chain
Executive 100  for its leadership and expertise in post-sales supply chain
management. The Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100 list recognizes
organizations’ leadership, as solution and service providers, in assisting the
supply chain function and supply chain executives move toward supply chain
excellence. More than 200 projects were submitted for the 2013 Supply & Demand
Chain Executive 100. Avnet’s winning project addressed the service field
replacement unit needs of a global customer. The project was managed by Wade
McDaniel, vice president of solutions development at Avnet, and his team.

“Avnet earned this recognition from Supply & Demand Chain Executive because of
the hard work the team provided to create a unique solution for a global
customer,” said Gerry Fay, chief global logistics and operations officer,
Avnet, Inc. “Wade and his team developed a solution that provided important
supply chain visibility for our customer. It enabled our customer to quickly
receive replacement components in the field in a just-in-time manner, helping
them accomplish their global supply chain challenge.”

Companies listed on the 2013 Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100 are supply
chain solution and service providers that are helping their customers and
clients achieve supply chain excellence. They have produced measurable gains
in ROI through cost-cutting and increased efficiency, whether in warehouse,
transportation, procurement sourcing or any other category in the end-to-end
supply chain.

The submissions were evaluated by the magazine's editorial staff, primarily
based on:

  *Ambitiousness/scope of the project
  *Creative application of technologies/solutions/services used
  *Extent of the business results/impact
  *Clarity of submission

A complete listing of the 2013 Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100 is
available on the Supply & Demand Chain Executive website at www.SDCExec.com.

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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.

Avnet and the Avnet logo are trademarks of Avnet, Inc. in the United States
and other countries.


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Suzie Linville, 480-308-0295
Avnet, Inc.
Michelle Gorel, 480-643-7653
Vice President, Public Relations
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