Avnet to Present at Eye for Transport Chief Supply Chain Officer Forum and 11th Annual North American 3PL Summit

  Avnet to Present at Eye for Transport Chief Supply Chain Officer Forum and
  11th Annual North American 3PL Summit

 Avnet Senior Vice President of Logistics Warehousing and Distribution Robert
       Brenner to highlight near-shoring strategies and best practices

Eye for Transport Chief Supply Chain Officer Forum 2013 11th Annual North
American 3PL Summit

Business Wire

PHOENIX -- June 17, 2013

Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today
announced that Robert Brenner, senior vice president of logistics warehousing
and distribution, Avnet, Inc., will present at the Eye for Transport Chief
Supply Chain Officer Forum and companion conference, the 11^th Annual North
American 3PL Summit. Brenner’s presentation, “Returning to North America –
Reshoring and Near Shoring,” will be held on Thursday, June 20, 2013, at 9:00
a.m. CDT at the Radisson Blu Aqua in Chicago.

“As traditional outsourcing locations mature, companies will need to turn to
other places and methods to continue to maintain their manufacturing
advantages,” said Brenner. “This shift requires a careful examination of every
company’s outsourced manufacturing strategy, especially the related logistics
complexities and regulatory issues. During these conferences, we will discuss
best practices to face these challenges by reshoring or near shoring
manufacturing operations to decrease time to market, increase flexibility and
strengthen integration with partners.”

At Avnet, Brenner is responsible for all warehousing, assembly and computer
integration in the Americas, as well as global quality operations.A 17-year
veteran of the electronics industry, he previously served as Avnet’s global
vice president of quality, where he led the development of a comprehensive
Latin America logistics infrastructure. He has extensive technical and
customer relations expertise, and Brenner is well versed in operational
excellence and six sigma process improvement methodology.

The Eye for Transport Chief Supply Chain Officer Forum provides attendees with
competitive benchmarking, supply chain strategy development and the assessment
of business opportunities. It also offers expert industry insight on the
future of the supply chain and new perspectives on the evolution of supply
chain in the next decade. Co-located with the Chief Supply Chain Officer
Forum, the 11^th Annual North American 3PL Summit will help attendees adapt
their businesses to meet the requirements of the economic re-growth, drive
renewed growth and gain market share.

To register for the Eye for Transport Chief Supply Chain Officer Forum, visit:
https://secure.eyefortransport.com/csco/register.php

To register for the 11^th North American 3PL Summit, visit:
https://secure.eyefortransport.com/3pl/register.php

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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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and other countries. All other brands and trade names are trademarks or
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Avnet disclaims any proprietary interest in marks other than its own.

Contact:

Brodeur Partners, for Avnet
Jamie Ernst, 480-308-0286
jernst@brodeur.com
or
Avnet, Inc.
Michelle Gorel, 480-643-7653
Vice President, Public Relations
michelle.gorel@avnet.com
 
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