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Avnet Velocity’s Pascal Fernandez to Present at Supply Chain Council Europe Conference

PHOENIX — Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced that Pascal Fernandez, vice president of Avnet Velocity, EMEA, will present a case study on collaborative supply chains at the Supply Chain Council Europe 2014 conference. The event is scheduled to take place on September 29, 2014, at the Dorint Pallas Wiesbaden in Wiesbaden, Germany.

During his session on September 29 at 3:30 p.m. CEST, titled “Supply Chain Collaboration Maturity – What Difference Does it Make?�� Fernandez will highlight the seven stages of collaboration maturity and how to achieve it, enhancing collaboration at a strategic level, and improving risk management through integrated business planning. He also will discuss practical ways to enhance and improve collaborative practices to benefit all supply chain partners.

“Organizations fully realize the value of collaboration when mutually beneficial relationships are cultivated throughout the supply chain,” said Fernandez. “The seven stages of supply chain collaboration focus on varying benefits for supply chain partners. During this presentation, I will highlight best practices for how supply chain partners can work together, across geographies and organizations, to achieve success.”

Fernandez is the vice president of Avnet Velocity, EMEA, a global supply chain solutions division of Avnet, Inc., where he is responsible for business development. Having started his career in electronics engineering, Fernandez has held multiple positions in sales and marketing management within the electronics industry and has implemented numerous successful global supply chain and logistics programs. Based in Paris, he is also president of the SPDEI, the French Electronics Distribution Trade Association and a member of the Supply Chain Council European Leadership Team.

The Supply Chain Council Europe 2014 conference will focus on aligning the supply chain strategy of an enterprise with business strategy to integrate with the rest of the organization and its extended supply chains. The Supply Chain Council is a global non-profit management organization that helps members make dramatic and rapid improvements in supply chain processes.

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