Avnet Electronics Marketing’s Lalit Wadhwa to Present at 2014 CPO Exchange

PHOENIX--()--Cost savings will always be at the core of the procurement organization’s role in any enterprise, but today, procurement groups can also help boost organizational performance and productivity by engaging in the development and execution of their company’s strategic direction. Lalit Wadhwa, vice president, global supply chain operations at Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), will address how procurement executives can better utilize metrics to achieve these objectives in his presentation, “Using Metrics Framework and Scorecards to Align Goals of Procurement with the Enterprise at Large,” at the upcoming IQPC 2014 Chief Procurement Officer Exchange.

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IQPC 2014 Chief Procurement Officer Exchange will be held October 19-21, 2014, in Frisco, TX. The CPO Exchange is an invitation-only event catering to senior purchasing, sourcing, procurement and supply chain executives responsible for providing strategic leadership and guidance within their corporations.

“As supply chains increasingly define an enterprise’s competitive standing, procurement groups must be more cognizant of the need to align their goals with the overall strategic direction of their organization in order to support the bottom line and enhance productivity,” said Wadhwa. “In my presentation, I will discuss the various ways in which procurement organizations can/should utilize metrics and scorecards to deliver greater value by driving more cohesion with both internal and external business partners.”

Key discussion points in the presentation will include:

  • The role of metrics to align goals of procurement
  • The role (if any) that procurement should take in the long term planning aspects of the enterprise
  • Frequency in which procurement and its business partners should review for validation, modification and realignment of their respective operational/business plans
  • Procurement’s role in gaining alignment of all stakeholders when business partners’ plans and priorities conflict.

Based in Phoenix, Wadhwa and his team assist Avnet customers to seamlessly move their supply chain from one region of the world to another, across multiple sites. He also ensures consistent supply chain business processes for global customers across Avnet’s regions and provides customers with a consistent experience regardless of location.

To learn more about the 2014 Chief Procurement Officer Exchange, or to register, visit http://www.iqpc.com.

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About Avnet Electronics Marketing

Avnet Electronics Marketing is an operating group of Phoenix-based Avnet, Inc. that serves electronic original equipment manufacturers (EOEMs) and electronic manufacturing services (EMS) providers in more than 80 countries, distributing electronic components and embedded systems from leading manufacturers and providing associated design-chain, supply-chain and value-added integration services. The group's website is located at www.em.avnet.com.

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 revenue of $27.5 billion. For more information, visit www.avnet.com.

Contacts

Avnet Electronics Marketing
Heidi Elliott, 480-643-7584
Director, Marketing Communications
Heidi.Elliott@avnet.com

Release Summary

Avnet supply chain VP Lalit Wadhwa discusses use of metrics and scorecards to align goals of procurement organization with corporate strategy at IQPC 2014 Chief Procurement Officer Exchange.

Contacts

Avnet Electronics Marketing
Heidi Elliott, 480-643-7584
Director, Marketing Communications
Heidi.Elliott@avnet.com