Avnet Velocity’s Wade McDaniel to Present at The Logistics & Supply Chain Forum 2013

  Avnet Velocity’s Wade McDaniel to Present at The Logistics & Supply Chain
  Forum 2013

  McDaniel to discuss strategies for effective supply chain risk management

Business Wire

PHOENIX -- October 21, 2013

Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today
announced that Wade McDaniel, vice president of supply chain solutions, Avnet
Velocity, will be a featured speaker at The Logistics & Supply Chain Forum.
The conference will be held at the Four Seasons Scottsdale at Troon North in
Scottsdale, Ariz. on November 3-5, 2013. McDaniel will present a session,
titled “A New Way of Looking at Supply Chain Risk Management.”

“A successful risk management strategy can prevent the potential negative
effects of unpredictable economic or environmental challenges on the supply
chain,” said McDaniel. “Assessing risk and implementing an effective risk
management strategy is critical for companies today. A strategic risk
management plan can improve efficiency and provide companies with the
flexibility they need to address inevitable disruptions in the supply chain.”

During his session, McDaniel will discuss supply chain challenges and how to
develop a complete supply chain risk management strategy. He will outline how
to define and map a strategy throughout the supply chain, the landscape around
supply chain risks and their impact on financial metrics, and how to
proactively assess potential risk. Attendees will learn how to better evaluate
their organizations to mitigate supply chain risk.

McDaniel leads the Avnet Velocity team’s efforts in designing and implementing
solutions for Avnet and its customers. His expertise includes supply chain
engineering, supply chain finance, warehouse management and worldwide
transportation logistics. He has more than 25 years of supply chain experience
in the high-tech industry. In 2008, McDaniel was named to Supply & Demand
Chain Executive’s Pros to Know list.

The Logistics & Supply Chain Forum provides attendees with new perspectives
and points of view on the supply chain industry through expert industry
insight. Attendees will also discuss new technologies and money saving
strategies for enhancing their supply chain.

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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 29, 2013, Avnet generated revenue of $25.5 billion.
For more information, visit www.avnet.com.

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Brodeur Partners, for Avnet
Jamie Ernst, 480-308-0286
Avnet, Inc.
Joal Redmond, 480-643-5528
Vice President, Public Relations
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