Avnet Velocity’s Wade McDaniel to Present at Supply Chain & Transportation USA Conference

  Avnet Velocity’s Wade McDaniel to Present at Supply Chain & Transportation
  USA Conference

        McDaniel to discuss near-shoring strategies for manufacturers

Supply Chain & Transportation USA 2014

Business Wire

PHOENIX -- March 12, 2014

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 Supply Chain & Transportation USA
conference. The event will take place March 17-20, 2014, at the Georgia World
Congress Center in Atlanta.

During his session,  “Near-shoring and the ‘New Normal,’” McDaniel will
discuss why an increasing number of companies are moving their product
manufacturing facilities closer to end markets. He will also help attendees
evaluate whether near-shoring is the right move for their organizations, the
factors to consider and best practices for implementing a successful
near-shoring strategy.

“Rising transportation costs, physical and political risks, as well as the
location of customers, manufacturing and supply clusters are key
considerations for adopting near-shoring as an effective business strategy,”
said McDaniel. “However, organizations need to carefully evaluate each factor
when determining whether near-shoring makes sense for their business. When
executed well, bringing your operations closer to home can result in
significant cost savings and improved customer satisfaction.”

McDaniel leads the Avnet Velocity team’s efforts in designing and implementing
supply chain 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 Supply Chain & Transportation USA conference offers supply chain
professionals the opportunity to participate in educational sessions
addressing the latest supply chain trends, technologies and innovations. The
conference is co-located with MODEX and the Georgia Logistics Summit, offering
attendees a comprehensive experience focused on the supply chain industry.

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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.


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