PHOENIX -- Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a leading global technology distributor, announced that Wade McDaniel, vice president of supply chain solutions, Avnet Velocity, will be a featured speaker at The Logistics & Supply Chain Forum. The conference will be held at the Four Seasons Scottsdale at Troon North in Scottsdale, Ariz. on November 3-5, 2013. McDaniel will present a session, titled "A New Way of Looking at Supply Chain Risk Management."
"A successful risk management strategy can prevent the potential negative effects of unpredictable economic or environmental challenges on the supply chain," said McDaniel. "Assessing risk and implementing an effective risk management strategy is critical for companies today. A strategic risk management plan can improve efficiency and provide companies with the flexibility they need to address inevitable disruptions in the supply chain."
During his session, McDaniel will discuss supply chain challenges and how to develop a complete supply chain risk management strategy. He will outline how to define and map a strategy throughout the supply chain, the landscape around supply chain risks and their impact on financial metrics, and how to proactively assess potential risk. Attendees will learn how to better evaluate their organizations to mitigate supply chain risk.