Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced that Douglas Kent, global vice president of Avnet Velocity; Brian Wilken, vice president of Supply Chain Solutions, EMEA; Pascal Fernandez, vice president of Avnet Velocity, EMEA; and Erwin Luginsland, director of Avnet Supply Chain Solutions, will present four educational sessions on supply chain risk management and the trend toward “profitable proximity” at electronica 2012 in Munich, Germany. The presentations will take place November 13 – 16, 2012.
“electronica provides the industry with an opportunity to discuss solutions to some of the toughest challenges facing the electronics supply chain,” said Kent. “Avnet’s sessions will delve into how companies can benefit from the complexities of their supply chains while managing risks and providing better customer service through a profitable proximity model.”
Avnet’s supply chain sessions during electronica are:
Session 1: Supply Chain – It's a Risky BusinessThe globalization and complexities of the electronics industry continue to drive organizations to consider their exposure to risk. Co-presented by Kent and Wilken, this session will be held on Tuesday, November 13 at 14:00 CET at Halle B5 / B5.351 and will address the following:
- Understanding areas of risk in extended supply chains
- Measuring "Value at Risk" and determining levels of risk tolerance
- Leveraging supply chain visibility and analytics to identify and mitigate risks
- Fully understanding the costs to serve customers across their entire supply chain in order to make tough decisions regarding suppliers, products and customers
- Extending the sales and operations planning (S&OP) process through multiple tiers of the supply chain to ensure the transparency of critical information and solid feedback loops
- Building a multi-echelon control tower approach in order to not only command and control the supply chain, but also provide predictability by sensing and responding to how market conditions change
- What is a cost-to-serve model and how is it calculated?
- The definition of "profitable proximity" and when is it most likely to be a preferred option
- Examining the supply chain outlook for 2013 and beyond
- Global risk factors which will directly or indirectly impact European customers’ ability to grow here and abroad
- European-specific risks that may limit European companies’ competitiveness in global markets
- Europe’s current state of preparedness in the “calm” of the current market and what lessons can be drawn from the market downturn of 2008-2009. Did we learn anything?
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