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Avnet Named to 2015 Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100

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Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced that it has been named to the 2015 Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100. The Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100 is an annual listing of the top supply chain projects that help organizations move toward supply chain excellence. Avnet was selected for the innovative implementation of a new warehouse management system (WMS) at its largest distribution center, McKemy. The nearly two-year-long initiative to upgrade the WMS at its 404,000 square foot facility in Chandler, Ariz., helps Avnet better manage its customers’ and suppliers’ supply chain growth now and in the future. This marks the fourth time that Avnet has been named to the Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100.

“We needed a sophisticated warehouse management system that could keep up with the growing cyclical demands of shipments that we manage every day,” said Bob Brenner, senior vice president, warehousing and distribution, Avnet. “In the short time since the full roll-out of our new WMS, we are already experiencing exceptional results. We’re able to more effectively manage complex solutions on behalf of our dynamic customer base. With a focus on quality, warehouse personnel can better understand our customers’ requirements in real time, resulting in faster and more accurate order processing that helps our customers reduce their time to market.”

Companies listed on the 2015 Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100 are supply chain solution and service providers that are helping their customers and clients achieve supply chain excellence. They have produced measurable gains in ROI through cost-cutting and increased efficiency, whether in warehouse, transportation, procurement sourcing or any other category in the end-to-end supply chain. The magazine’s editorial staff evaluates submissions based on scope of the project, creative application of the technologies used, and the overall business results and impact.

The complete 2015 Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100 list is available on the Supply & Demand Chain Executive website at

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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 revenue of $27.5 billion. For more information, visit

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