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Avnet's Gerrit de Haas and Yael Shloush Named Supply & Demand Chain Executive Pros to Know


a leading global technology distributor, today announced that Supply
& Demand Chain Executive
has selected Gerrit de Haas, vice
president, Logistics for EMEA, and Yael Shloush, supply chain solutions
architect, as 2017 Pros to Know. The Supply & Demand Chain Executive Pros
to Know is an annual listing of the top supply and demand chain industry
professionals. With these awards, a total of 13 Avnet executives have
made this distinguished list of supply chain professionals.

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Avnet's Gerrit de Haas, vice president, Logistics for EMEA, has been selected to Supply & Demand Cha ...

Avnet's Gerrit de Haas, vice president, Logistics for EMEA, has been selected to Supply & Demand Chain Executive's 2017 Pros to Know list. (Photo: Business Wire)

The Pros to Know Awards recognize supply chain executives in
manufacturing and non-manufacturing enterprises who are leading
initiatives to help prepare their companies' supply chains for the
significant challenges of today's business climate. Supply & Demand
Chain Executive
received more than 300 entries for the 2017 Pros to
Know Award.

de Haas is an accomplished supply chain and logistics operations leader
with more than 20 years of experience. He is responsible for leading
Avnet's delivery of market-driven global logistics and value-added
services in EMEA, including management of Avnet's five warehouses in
Europe. He leverages Avnet's global infrastructure, supply chain
expertise and technology capabilities to help Avnet customers achieve
their supply chain goals within EMEA and on a global scale.

"Gerrit's extensive knowledge of the logistics industry and focus on
maintaining and increasing supply levels ensure that Avnet's customers
can deliver their products in both established and emerging markets
around the world," said Mike Buseman, Chief Global Logistics and
Operations Officer, Avnet. "He focuses on understanding the long-term
needs of Avnet customers to determine the best logistics strategy
despite rapidly changing requirements, dynamic market changes, and
evolving laws and regulations."

As supply chain solutions architect for Avnet Velocity, Avnet's global
supply chain solution innovation center, Shloush designs sophisticated,
end-to-end solutions for both the digital and physical supply networks
of organizations throughout the global electronics ecosystem. With more
than 17 years of progressive supply chain management experience,
combined with a passion for analytics, she develops complex,
next-generation supply chain systems and delivers rapid, high-quality

"With trade finance increasingly impacting supply chain innovation and
performance, Yael has architected complex financial and analytical tools
for global customers and suppliers. The resulting data on working
capital, cost to serve, inventory and other financial KPIs have an
important impact on product and business strategy," said Wade McDaniel,
vice president of solutions architecture, Avnet. "Yael also has been
instrumental to several enterprise transformation projects that reduce
product cycle times and optimize distribution centers, ensuring further
success for Avnet customers."

A complete listing of the 2017 Pros to Know is available on the Supply
& Demand Chain Executive
website at

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About Avnet

From idea to design and from prototype to production, Avnet supports
customers at each stage of a product's lifecycle. A comprehensive
portfolio of design and supply chain services makes Avnet the go-to
guide for innovators who set the pace for technological change. For
nearly a century, Avnet has helped its customers and suppliers around
the world realize the transformative possibilities of technology. Learn
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