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Avnet Electronics Marketing Puts Talent “Crisis” into Perspective in April Supply Chain Navigator Magazine

By Business Wire News   


The purported talent shortage is on every supply chain executive’s mind, but is a crisis really in the offing or have a few sensational data points distorted the collective consciousness? The April 2015 issue of Supply Chain Navigator, posted today by Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), pulls back the curtain on the supply chain talent challenge and reveals some unexpected insights.

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Supply Chain Navigator provides readers with practical tools and strategic insights they need to accelerate their organization’s drive to success. Each issue is produced in collaboration with supply chain professionals experienced in managing complex global supply chains both upstream and downstream, as well as distinguished academics and prominent market analysts. The quarterly publication reaches more than 100,000 purchasing, supply chain, manufacturing, operations and logistics professionals throughout the global electronics industry.

“This edition’s coverage of the supply chain talent issue is a prime example of what sets this publication apart. We don’t just regurgitate the same obsolete data points cited in hundreds of articles on the talent ‘shortage,’” said Wade McDaniel, vice president of Supply Chain Solutions, Avnet Velocity and Publisher of Supply Chain Navigator. “We talk to the real stakeholders and influencers–University professors, students, recruiters and supply chain professionals–and provide our readers with a balanced and realistic assessment of the topic, as well as some practical examples of how some industry leaders are taking on the true challenges in managing and developing supply chain talent.”

Editorial highlights of Supply Chain Navigator’s April 2015 issue include:

  • Exclusive One-on-One with supply chain icon and SCM World Chief Content Officer Kevin O’Marah
  • In-depth look how Philips Design’s Stratumseind 2.0 project literally took product development to the streets in order to create more meaningful, people-centric solutions
  • Feature editorial package Supply Chain Talent: The 800lb. Gorilla in the Room
  • Supply Chain Talent: Key to Feeding the New Tiger Economies
  • Applying Supply Chain Principles to Talent Management
  • Voices of Supply Chain’s Future: Supply Chain program undergraduate and graduate students from around the world share what drew them to the supply chain field, what excites them most about a career in supply chain and what they are looking for in an employer.
  • Best practices in supply chain talent management and development from Intel and Hewlett-Packard
  • Exclusive update on Phase 1 of a breakthrough new Global Supply Chain Benchmark Study on trends in global sourcing by a consortium of distinguished scholars from Wharton, Stanford, Georgetown, Santa Clara University, Washington University St. Louis, Otto Beisheim School of Management, Germany and Kobe University, Japan
  • Upstream/downstream insights on the “disruptive impact” of the maker movement on the electronic component supply chain. Will it be a boon for business or throw the supply chain into chaos?

To read the latest issue of Supply Chain Navigator, click here, or go online to

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

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

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Avnet, Inc.
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