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

  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

Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference 2013

Business Wire

PHOENIX -- May 20, 2013

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

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.

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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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