UBM Electronics and Avnet, Inc. Launch EBN Velocity Specifically for Supply Chain Professionals

Part of ebnonline.com, EBN Velocity includes a quarterly eMagazine, monthly "The Velocity Report" newsletter, and ongoing webinar series

Jul 26, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, July 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Electronics, the source of essential business and technical information for the design engineering and electronics industry's decision makers, today announced the launch of EBN Velocity (http://ebnonline.com/velocity), the first vendor sponsored section of EBN which enables manufacturing professionals to learn and deepen their knowledge of supply chain skills. EBN Velocity is sponsored by Avnet, Inc., the leading global distributor of electronic components, enterprise computer, storage products and embedded subsystems.

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The mission of EBN Velocity is to facilitate the development of a more competitive supply chain.  Through news, feature articles, webinars, best practices from bellwether companies, research and blogs from some of the industry's most experienced executives, academia and professionals, EBN Velocity will keep supply chain professionals up-to-date and involved in various aspects of the industry.

The site offers critical and advanced-level supply chain management topics such as sourcing strategies, vendors management and lean. In addition, it provides a forum where supply chain professionals at OEMs, electronics manufacturing services (EMS) providers, semiconductor vendors, developers of productivity enhancement and product life cycle management software applications, logistics, inventory optimization firms as well as warranty and repair services providers, can interact, exchange information, renew and develop their skills.  Manufacturing professionals interested in becoming a member of EBN Velocity, visit ebnonline.com/velocity.

In addition, EBN Velocity will publish a quarterly eMagazine entitled "Global Supply Chain," a monthly newsletter entitled "The Velocity Report" as well as an ongoing series of webinars entitled, "Velocity Report – LIVE."

EBN Velocity is managed by EBN Content Director, Bolaji Ojo with support from industry experts and contributors.   For editorial queries, contact Ojo at bolaji.ojo@ubm.com.

"Through our long history in championing supply chain issues, we are honored that Avnet came to UBM Electronics to create the first-of-its-kind sponsored section on supply chain management," said Ojo.  "As a thought leader in supply chain management and planning, Avnet's EBN Velocity site showcases the critical significance of supply chain management in the high tech operations."

"Avnet has chosen to partner with UBM to further promote knowledge sharing across the electronics enterprise and provide additional thought leadership to our community of suppliers and customers through this dedicated website, newsletter, and webinar series.  Companies must continue to innovate their supply chain in order to remain competitive; we hope these platforms will provide the perfect forum for this idea exchange," said Douglas Kent, vice president, Avnet Velocity, Avnet's global supply chain solutions organization.

EBN Velocity operates on UBM's propriety and award winning B2B publishing platform, n-server, developed by UBM's marketing services division, UBM DeusM. n-server supports a plethora of unique features fostering community engagement such as a community chat feature, message boards, and a vast array of multimedia including video, live video, and streaming audio.

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 in more than 70 countries worldwide. Avnet accelerates its partners' success by connecting the world's leading technology suppliers with a broad base of more than 100,000 customers by providing cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For the fiscal year ended July 2, 2011, Avnet generated revenue of $26.5 billion. For more information, visit www.avnet.com.

About UBM Electronics
UBM Electronics is the global leader in media and marketing solutions for design engineering and the electronics industry. We deliver results for the key influencers and decision-makers involved in the design, development, and commercialization of technology through its market leading brands, peer communities, and professional education services. More than 2.2 million engineering professionals engage with UBM Electronics brands which include EE Times, EDN, Design News, Test & Measurement World, TechOnline, EBN, DataSheets.com, Designlines, and Embedded.com across the globe to accelerate technology sales. The international electronics community gathers at UBM Electronics market leading events such as the Embedded Systems Conferences, DESIGN, DesignCon, and ARM Technology Conference to share, learn, discuss, and advance the critical issues and challenges facing the electronics industry. Additionally, UBM Electronics provides end-to-end services ranging from next-generation marketing, integrated media, custom solutions and research. UBM Electronics is part of UBM (UBM.L) a global provider of media and information services for professional B2B communities and markets.

For more information, go to www.ubmelectronics.com; follow us at @ubm_electronics to get the latest UBM Electronics news.

About UBM DeusM
UBM DeusM (www.deusm.com) is an integrated marketing services company owned by UBM plc, targeting the fastest growing segment of the online publishing industry: business social media. The company is led by Managing Director Stephen Saunders, Min's Marketer of the Year 2010. He and the other UBM DeusM principals have built and delivered more than thirty successful sites and online communities over the last two years. UBM DeusM's service is based on a unique platform, called Community in a Box (CiaB), which employs a structured system of proven B2B Web publishing best-practices, combined with a breakthrough integrated multimedia publishing platform ("n-Server") to enable marketers to quickly and profitably set up specialized communities for their target customers.

For more information on UBM Electronics please contact:
Felicia Hamerman, Vice President, Marketing
T: 516.562.5652, E: felicia.hamerman@ubm.com

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