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Douglas Kent
Member Since: July 5, 2012
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Global Vice President, Avnet Velocity

Douglas Kent is Vice President in charge of Avnet Velocity, Avnet Inc.'s global supply chain solutions organization. Prior to his current position at Avnet, he was President of eKNOWtion, a global supply chain consultancy, and chief strategist/director of InForum, a high-tech research and networking firm. His previous career at Avnet spanned from 1992 to 1999, during which time he worked for the company as director of supply chain marketing and operations, director of client operations, and vice president at Avnet's Integrated Materials Services in the US and EMEA. In addition, he was formerly the European director of the Supply Chain Council and now leads the council's high-tech and electronics industry group initiative and is one of a handful of SCOR® certified instructors. Kent is an adjunct professor at the International University of Monaco's MBA programs in operations, logistics, and supply chain management and also taught several Master's-level courses in the areas of lean, six sigma, and supply chain planning at France's SKEMA business school. He earned his MBA at Pepperdine University. In 2012, he was named in the Top 100 people influencing EMS by Venture Outsource. Parts Search

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