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. Follow Avnet on Twitter: @AvnetConnect with Avnet on LinkedIn or Facebook: http://www.linkedin.com/company/2572 or facebook.com/avnetincView videos from Avnet and its business partners: http://www.avnetondemand.com/Read more about Avnet on its blogs: http://blogging.avnet.com/weblog/mandablog/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. All company and product names may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated.