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Avnet, Inc. Announces Top Honors for Avnet Supply Chain Velocity E-Magazine

College Industry Council on Material Handling Education recognizes publication in the Outstanding Materials Handling and Logistics Content

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Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced that its Avnet Supply Chain Velocity e-magazine received first place in the 2014 Outstanding Material Handling and Logistics Content Awards. Sponsored by the College Industry Council on Material Handling Education (CICMHE) and MHI, the nation’s largest material handling, logistics and supply chain association, a panel of judges recognized Avnet Supply Chain Velocity for its originality, effectiveness and impact in developing outstanding material handling related content. Avnet Supply Chain Velocity focuses on supply chain management in the technology industry to help organizations be more successful and reduce time to market for their customers.

According to the CICMHE judges, “This online resource presents useful information for a wide range of MHI members to understand relevant supply chain issues. The information is made vivid through crisp written content and supporting graphics to illustrate critical concepts. The content presented is valuable for any practitioner.”

Avnet Supply Chain Velocity is designed to enable manufacturing professionals to learn and deepen their knowledge of supply chain skills. The e-magazine is unique in its approach by combining insights from acclaimed high-technology journalists, academia, Avnet leaders with experience managing complex global supply chains, and other industry experts.

“The supply chain is a critical component to how today’s electronics companies drive innovation,” said Wade McDaniel, vice president of solutions architecture, Avnet Velocity, and Avnet Supply Chain Velocity’s executive editor. “With each issue of Avnet Supply Chain Velocity, we aim to provide a deeper understanding of the key issues and trends driving the high-tech supply chain, and empower supply chain professionals with practical tools and strategic insights to optimize their operations and differentiate their businesses.”

The competition is open to any organization or individual that has created content deemed to make a strong contribution to the materials handling industry. A mix of academic and industry judges evaluate the contributions based on educational value, clarity of presentation, and contribution to the material handling industry. The Avnet Supply Chain Velocity e-magazine was recognized at the MHI Annual Conference this week in San Diego, California.

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About Avnet, Inc.
Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a Fortune 500 company, is one of the largest distributors of electronic components, computer products and embedded technology serving customers globally. Avnet accelerates its partners’ success by connecting the world’s leading technology suppliers with a broad base of customers by providing cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For the fiscal year ended June 28, 2014, Avnet generated sales of $27.5 billion. For more information, visit


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