Avnet Velocity’s Douglas Kent To Present At The Institute Of Business Forecast And Planning’s Supply Chain Planning & Forecasting Conference

Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced that Douglas Kent, global vice president of Avnet Velocity, will present “Integrated Business Planning Can Transform Your Supply Chain” at the Institute of Business Forecast and Planning’s (IBF) Supply Chain Planning & Forecasting Conference in Scottsdale. The conference will be held at The Hilton Scottsdale Resorts Hotel and Villas, Scottsdale, Arizona, on February 24-26, 2013.

“Advancing sales and operations planning processes to integrated business planning requires a dedicated effort, but the results for organizations and their trading ecosystems can be substantial,” said Kent. “Effective decision making using integrated business planning can literally transform supply chains and drive organizations to a new level of supply chain maturity. This presentation will show attendees how to avoid the hype and capture the basics, utilizing proven best practices.”

Kent will present “Integrated Business Planning Can Transform Your Supply Chain” at 10:15 a.m. on Tuesday, February 26. The presentation will focus on:
  • How to add risk management and what-if scenario planning to the sales and operations planning (S&OP) process
  • How to improve agility and responsiveness, which will drive increased customer satisfaction
  • How to find your real cost-to-serve customers

IBF’s Supply Chain Planning & Forecasting Conference provides a hands-on and interactive program that fosters discussion and idea sharing for professionals interested in improving the S&OP process. This year’s attendees will learn how to measure forecasting performance, how to analyze and treat data before using the ERP System, and how to prepare baseline forecasts using Time Series methods.

Avnet Velocity is a global supply chain solutions division of Avnet. Kent 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.

To register for the IBF’s Supply Chain Planning & Forecasting Conference visit: http://www.ibf.org/index.cfm

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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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