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Avnet Receives InfoWorld 100 Award for Fifth Time in Six Years


Avnet deploys inventory management system to improve its inventory procurement, material management, forecast and delivery processes

PHOENIX -- Global technology distributor Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT) today announced that its inventory management project was recognized with an InfoWorld 100 award. This marks the fifth time in six years that Avnet has been named to the InfoWorld 100. The annual awards honor information technology (IT) projects from companies that exemplify intelligent, creative uses of technology to meet business and technical objectives. To be considered for the award, projects must use multiple technologies in innovative ways to serve well-defined business goals.

“As a distributor, Avnet considers effective inventory management to be at the heart of our business,” said Steve Phillips, chief information officer at Avnet. “Avnet believed that its IT systems could create a significant business advantage around inventory management. Our new system now enables us to better anticipate the ever-changing needs of our suppliers and customers. This consistent recognition from InfoWorld highlights Avnet’s investment in IT projects that positively impact our business.”

InfoWorld selected Avnet for this prestigious award based on the company’s new inventory management system. Designed for Avnet’s enterprise technology distribution business in North America, the new system leverages Avnet’s service-oriented architecture (SOA) to orchestrate supply and demand data. This new system provides Avnet with greater insight into how much product to purchase, account manufacturing schedules, new product releases and volume purchasing opportunities. It also helps Avnet improve its customer order fill rate and reduce its inventory-related expenses.

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Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a Fortune 500 company, is one of the largest distributors of electronic components, computer products and embedded technology serving customers in more than 70 countries worldwide. Avnet accelerates its partners’ success by connecting the world’s leading technology suppliers with a broad base of more than 100,000 customers and by providing cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For the fiscal year ended June 28, 2008, Avnet generated revenue of $17.95 billion. For more information, visit

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