Avnet Recognised by Gartner

Avnet has announced that it has been named to the 2013 Gartner Supply Chain Top 25 Ranking: The Next 25. Avnet was evaluated for its multi-tier supply chain and cost-to-serve analytical capabilities. The list identifies the companies that best demonstrate leadership in applying demand-driven principles to drive business results. Avnet is the only distributor to be recognised on the 2013 list.

“We feel that as a global distribution leader with more than 90 years of supply management experience, Avnet is uniquely positioned to help our customers and supplier partners optimise their supply chains,” said Gerry Fay, global president of Avnet Electronics Marketing, and former chief global logistics and operations officer, Avnet, Inc. “Our supply chain experts work with customers and suppliers to assess their cost-to-serve models and develop strategies for reducing costs and improving end customer satisfaction. We can quickly identify supply network problems and disconnects, and develop supply chain solutions that leverage Avnet’s physical logistic assets and virtual systems.”

This is the first year Avnet has been recognised in Gartner’s supply chain ranking. Avnet also manages large elements of the technology supply chains of several of the companies on the list. Avnet delivers globally available, rapidly scalable, customised supply chain solutions to the direct market for electronic components and equipment.

“At leading companies in diverse industries, the supply chain organisation is no longer narrowly focused on driving efficiencies and cost cutting; it sees itself – and is seen by its CEO – as a growth enabler,” wrote Debra Hofman, managing vice president, Gartner, et al. “Whether it’s through reducing commercialisation time, flexing the supply chain on packaging or service dimensions, or providing the engine with which new acquisitions can be quickly and easily absorbed, the conversation at these companies has changed from supply chain being about ‘blocking and tackling’ to it being an enabler of company success.”

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David Dungay

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