Date: Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Time: 11:00:00 AM ET
The globalization and complexities of the Hi-Tech and electronics industry continues to drive organizations to consider their exposure to RISK. This webinar will address the following 3 main elements:
For the attendee, this Webinar will assist you in:
Douglas Kent, 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, Kent was president of eKNOWtion, a global supply chain consultancy, and chief strategist/director of InForum, a high-tech research and networking firm. Kent's previous career at Avnet spanned from 1992 to 1999, during which 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 U.S. and U.K. In addition, Kent is currently the European director of the Supply Chain Council and was an adjunct professor at the International University of Monaco's MBA programs in operations, logistics and supply chain management. He has also taught several masters-level courses in the areas of supply chain procurement, consulting and information systems at France's SKEMA business school, and is one of a handful of SCOR® certified instructors. Kent earned his MBA at Pepperdine University.
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