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Supply chain solutions: linking value throughout your solution


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The increasingly interconnected nature of many electronic devices, coupled with the speed of innovation cycles and pressure to get new products to market faster raises significant challenges for today’s electronics manufacturers.

Managing these challenges requires a supply chain that is agile, dependable, resilient and of course, optimised from end to end. Achieving these qualities, without sending costs through the roof, requires the ability to sense and respond to changes in supply and demand.

Get the supply chain right and you’ll benefit from enhanced customer service, growth, reduced operating costs and better financial standing.

A big factor in your success is tied to the management of your materials. Managing all of the details around every component in your design is critical for both operational efficiency and profitability. Lose track of one or two seemingly small components and you could find yourself with big issues around meeting market demand and customer satisfaction. 

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Customised solutions to benefit your customers

Partnering with Avnet Abacus can offer you customised supply-chain solution where 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. Download our supply chain solutions brochure for an overview of how we can help.

Avnet Abacus has made a science of supply-chain solutions. Our proven method includes:

  • Upfront assessment and planning to prescribe the solution that fits best for you
  • Disciplined inventory management and warehousing to ensure a consistent flow of materials
  • Multiple route to market options for connecting your products and customers


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Assessment and planning

Avnet Abacus' 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 Abacus, you’ll really appreciate the way we remove roadblocks and bottlenecks from your pathway to success.

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"By continuing to invest in our customer and supplier relationships, as well as our own people, processes and technology, Avnet Abacus is making sure we can continue to be the partner of choice for the electronics industry" - Neil Munns, Supply Chain Director, Avnet Abacus


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