Trouble-Free Supply Chain Management from Avnet Express



Avnet Express, the e-Commerce engine for Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), announces new Web enhancements for customers in the Americas with existing supply chain engagements. These enhancements help make it easy for customers to manage their supply chain. With the largest online catalog of more than five million electronic component parts, Avnet Express continues to deliver solutions to meet today's industry needs. These new Web enhancements allow Avnet customers to: Look into the future. Customers who use to manage their supply chains now have the option to see what inventory is being held on their behalf. Using the "Bonded Inventory" option on, customers can now see the entire catalog of readily available inventory that has been bonded to their account. This option gives Avnet customers the flexibility to see their entire product inventory, make adjustments and see their entire supply chain pipeline. In addition, all orders placed by 8:00 P.M. CST will be shipped same-day. Generate custom reports. users can now generate customized reports, giving customers the ability to self-select the data points most important to them. Customers can choose from a variety of reports that detail every aspect of their order status. Reports can be customized to reflect: orders shipping within the next seven days; pending orders; order status; and other forecasting information. This customized supply chain dashboard can be accessed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and gives Avnet customers a complete snapshot of their supply chain engagements. "Meeting our customers' evolving needs is, and always will be, a top priority for us," said Beth Ely, vice president of Avnet Express. "These Web enhancements help to mitigate supply chain uncertainties by giving our customers greater access to inventory and increased control over their own shipments. We've created a customized Web interface where our customers can be fully engaged in creating a supply chain that works for them." Avnet Express offers parametric searching capabilities and the ability to upload a bill of materials (BOM) for easier sourcing of products and a consistent global platform of localized content. The site can be accessed in nine languages and 13 currencies. Contact your Avnet sales representative to request access to Avnet Express' new supply chain features or register at Follow the Avnet Express Drive for Innovation Avnet Express is celebrating innovation in electronics engineering with a cross-country "Drive for Innovation" tour in conjunction with UBM Electronics, a UBM company and the daily source of essential business and technical information for the electronics industry's decision makers. The tour will highlight cutting-edge technology and showcase Avnet's passion for innovation through its supply and design chain services and technical support programs. Throughout the year-long road trip, Brian Fuller, Editorial Director, UBM Electronics' EE Times, will drive a fire-engine-red General Motors Chevrolet Volt to innovation hubs across America, interviewing engineers, entrepreneurs and innovators in electronics. To learn more about the Drive for Innovation, visit