PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced that Wade McDaniel, vice president of supply chain solutions, Avnet Velocity, will be a featured speaker at the Institute of Business Forecasting & Planning (IBF) Supply Chain Forecasting & Planning Conference. McDaniel will present a session titled “A Big Data Approach to Risk-Adjusted Supply Chain Management.” The event will be held at DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hotel Paradise Valley in Scottsdale, Ariz., February 21-23, 2016.
During his session on Monday, February 22, at 2:10 p.m. MST, McDaniel will discuss how to meet customer demands and better manage inventory in anticipation of supply chain disruptions. In addition, he will provide an understanding of the types of data that can mitigate supply chain risk and best practices for developing a risk-adjusted supply network.
“Supply chain disruptions can happen at any time and as a result of any combination of factors such as geopolitical issues, natural disasters or economic pressures,” said McDaniel. “A risk-adjusted approach to supply chain management helps ensure that organizations are equipped to mitigate those hazards and continue to effectively meet customer demand. During this presentation, we will explore the best practices for identifying and reducing risks, as well as companies who have been successful using a risk-adjusted approach.”
McDaniel leads the Avnet Velocity team's efforts in designing and implementing supply chain solutions for Avnet and its customers. His expertise includes supply chain engineering, supply chain finance, warehouse management and worldwide transportation logistics. He has more than 25 years of supply chain experience in the high-tech industry. In 2008, McDaniel was named to Supply & Demand Chain Executive's Pros to Know list.
The IBF Supply Chain Forecasting & Planning Conference offers S&OP, supply chain management and operations leaders the strategies, solutions and best practices for bridging the gap between strategic goals and operational plans.
From components to cloud and design to disposal, Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT) accelerates the success of customers who build, sell and use technology globally by providing them with a comprehensive portfolio of innovative products, services and solutions. Avnet is a Fortune 500 company with revenues of $27.9 billion for the fiscal year 2015. For more information, visit www.avnet.com.