Welcome to Velocity: Supply Chain on Steroids

Today marks a major milestone in the history of EBN and its partnership with one of the industry's leading proponents of the idea that an efficient supply chain is a vital competitive weapon in the arsenal of any manufacturing company.

Backed by {complink 577|Avnet Inc.}, the world's top electronics component distributor and systems integrator, Velocity is a section on EBN dedicated to the coverage of supply chain issues in the high-tech industry. The site has as one of its primary objectives the “development of a more competitive supply chain,” according to UBM LLC, the parent company of EBN. The section, “through news, feature articles, Webinars, best-practices from bellwether companies, research, and blogs from some of the industry's most experienced executives, academia, and professionals, will keep supply chain professionals up-to-date and involved in various aspects of the industry,” the company said.

In addition to the regular blogs and articles on EBN, the supply chain outreach championed by Avnet will include a monthly newsletter, Webinars on the latest industry topics, and a quarterly e-magazine featuring articles about supply chain issues. The first Webinar, “Supply Chain — It's Risky Business,” is scheduled for Wednesday, August 22, at 2:00 p.m. EDT and will feature Douglas Kent, vice president of Avnet Velocity. You can register for the Webinar by clicking here.

Each month on Velocity, we will explore various themes of interest to the supply chain management community. In July, contributors and editors will examine the “Elements of a Competitive Supply Chain.” In August, the focus will be on government legislation and the “Benefits and Hurdles to Building a 'Green' Electronics Supply Chain.”

Let us know what you think. Write to us at . We look forward to hearing from you.

3 comments on “Welcome to Velocity: Supply Chain on Steroids

  1. bolaji ojo
    July 11, 2012

    There's a lot more to what Avnet offers to improve the supply chain and you will be seeing some more of these on the website in future. The company offers supply chain, design chain and logistics management services. In addition, it offers companies the opportunity to assess the strength of their supply chain using the Rapid Benefits Estimation Tool (RaBET). Watch the video demonstration here.

  2. Anand
    July 12, 2012

    Bolaji, great initiative. Speed is one of the important criteria in supply chain and its good to see a section specifically dedicated to it. Looking forward to attend those webinar shows.

  3. Gerry Fay
    July 12, 2012

    We are excited to partner with EBN to drive Supply Chain thought leadership in our space.

    Look for more videos like the recent one fron Doug. Any input on topics is also appreciated!

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