Supply Chain Services Overview

Supply-chain solutions: linking value throughout your solution

A big factor in your success is tied to the management of your materials. Yet most companies don’t have the infrastructure, experience or people required to bring a product to market globally. Losing track of one or two seemingly small components could lead to big issues around meeting market demand and customer satisfaction.

When you’re partnered with Avnet, we’ll customize a solution that suits your needs instead of simply trying to squeeze you into one of our existing models. That way, no detail is left to chance. You’ll reach your goals in a profitable manner by having the right mix of products in place where and when you need them.

We’ve made a science of supply chain solutions. Our proven method provides you:

  • Global reach and scale to forecast and position materials on your behalf
  • Customized solutions for your specific needs
  • One partner with visibility across your product lifecycle to create efficiencies
  • Infrastructure and expertise you can leverage to turn direct expenses to indirect

Assessment and planning

Avnet’s supply chain services help you forecast and position materials around the globe so they’re ready when you need them. The first thing we do when we sit down with you is conduct a detailed review of your current operations, your financial performance and your results. If you’re just getting started, then we’ll identify your goals and objectives, identify the materials and operations resources in your organization and your timeline to launch.

Regardless of which of these best aligns with your company, we’ll build customized models to address your specific needs, including: material flow, lead time, freight lines, reducing cash-to-cycle, components selection, design and manufacturing. We’ll integrate a number of proven services to create your plan and validate how we’ll put it into practice.

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Inventory management and warehousing

As we implement your plan, we’ll use our deep supplier relationships to streamline your inventory flow with managed pipelines and our state-of-the-art forecasting tools. You’ll appreciate our ability to consolidate your spend to gain leverage and our ability to manage numerous vendors on your behalf.

Our global reach and presence becomes your strategic flexibility for positioning inventory and manufacturing as close to demand as possible. We’ll coordinate your ecosystem to ensure timely communication to all parties and adherence to service level agreements. When you engage Avnet, you’ll really appreciate the way we remove roadblocks and bottlenecks from your pathway to success.

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Avnet has different options when it comes to where your products are stocked. We’ll set up a systemic approach to warehousing, ensuring balance across your supply-chain. This goes from our central stocking locations in each global region all the way down to inplant and outplant stores feeding your production lines.

​Routes to market

Once your product is built, Avnet will also guide you to the right supply-chain model for getting product to your customers and your channel. Our routes to market are flexible to give you different ways to expedite your time to cash aligned with options on managing receivables.

We look at your business model and offer tailored programs for the traditional OEM, startups seeking to be a virtual OEM and companies who derive their value from a cloud deployment.

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