Date: Tuesday, December 04, 2012
Time: 8:00 a.m. PT/ 11:00 a.m. ET
In an effort to bring more efficiency and effectiveness to the supply chain, building a core competency around analyzing various supply chain design scenarios is crucial. From Make vs. Buy decisions, to the location of a distribution center, to the impact of a postponement strategy—these are real business decisions that are driving the need for more frequent, fact-based analysis on SC design options. Configuring a SC design that merely chases lower labor cost manufacturing alternatives in regions far from demand is no longer the single recipe for success. In fact, best in class High-tech companies are now going further to understand their entire "Cost-to-Serve" model to better determine if a more local option e.g. near-shoring might provide a more sustainable supply chain model that provides better economic advantage.
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Douglas Kent, Global Vice President, Avnet Velocity
Douglas Kent is Global 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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You've heard the saying "the No. 1 supply chain risk is your people." That hasn't always been the case. But today's complex global supply chain requires a new type of multitalented employee. It's one who understands, finance, marketing, economics, is savvy with technology, graceful with relationships and can think analytically. Where are these people? Are universities properly preparing the next generation supply chain professionals? How do train your existing workforce for these new, demanding positions? Brian Fuller, editor-in-chief of EBN, will lead a 60-minute Avnet Velocity panel discussion that will ask and answer these and other questions swirling around today's supply-chain talent challenges.
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