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Avnet, Inc.’s Mike Buseman to Present at SCOPE Supply Chain Operations Conference

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Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced that Mike Buseman, chief global logistics and operations officer, Avnet, Inc., will present a session, titled “Cultivating a Lean Supply Chain,” at the SCOPE Supply Chain Operations Fall conference. The event will be held at the Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas, October 5-7, 2014.

During his session on Monday, October 6, at 9:00 a.m. PDT, Buseman will highlight how supply chain and operations executives can leverage lean strategies to eliminate supply chain costs and waste, drive enterprise effectiveness, and increase customer value. Buseman will explain how Avnet’s long history of operational excellence and culture of continuous improvement has resulted in the company implementing more than 3,800 employee-recommended lean solutions, accounting for more than $100 million in audited financial, cost avoidance, productivity and recovery benefits.

“A lean strategy is core to accelerating and broadening an organization’s never-ending journey of continuous improvement,” said Buseman. “During this presentation, I will share how Avnet’s unique position at the heart of the global technology supply chain enables our worldwide employees to identify change opportunities that will deliver a better experience for our customers along with more profitable growth for our company. Lean provides our employees a venue for their ideas related to cost, quality and service improvements to be heard.”

In his role at Avnet, Buseman is responsible for global warehousing, semiconductor programming, computer and integration services, operations, and global trade compliance. An accomplished operations and supply chain executive, he has more than 25 years of experience in the electronics industry.

The SCOPE Fall Conference offers senior-level supply chain management, logistics and distribution executives the opportunity to share strategic and operational insights, best practices and technology innovations.

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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 28, 2014, Avnet generated sales of $27.5 billion. For more information, visit

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