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Avnet Velocity’s Wade McDaniel to Present at Gartner’s Supply Chain Executive Conference

Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced that Wade McDaniel, vice president of solutions architecture, Avnet Velocity, will present during a workshop titled, “Conquering the Basics of Supply Chain Segmentation,” at the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference. The conference will be held at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge in Phoenix, May 20-22, 2014. McDaniel’s session will take place at 1:45 p.m. PDT on Tuesday, May 20.

During the workshop, participants will learn about Gartner’s step-by-step framework for implementing supply chain segmentation. McDaniel will share examples of segmentation strategies. The session will also highlight the skills and tools required to manage a segmentation strategy.

“Segmentation is a unique approach to support the supply chain as customer needs continue to diversify,” said McDaniel. “End-to-end supply chain segmentation drives growth and improves the customer experience. During this workshop, I will focus on the strategies for implementing supply chain segmentation to enhance customer success.”

McDaniel leads the Avnet Velocity team’s efforts in designing and implementing supply chain 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 Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference is an annual gathering of senior supply chain executives. The event provides critical insights, tools and relationships to help attendees prepare their organizations for future success. This year’s conference agenda draws on 10 years of Gartner Supply Chain Top 25 research to identify effective supply chain management strategies that will deliver business value over the next 10 years.

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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 29, 2013, Avnet generated revenue of $25.5 billion. For more information, visit

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