Wade McDaniel

Wade McDaniel

A 25-year high-tech supply chain veteran, Wade McDaniel is vice president of Solutions Architecture for Avnet Velocity, Avnet, Inc.'s global supply chain solutions business unit. He is responsible for designing and implementing highly competitive global supply chain solutions that address supply chain engineering, finance, warehousing, logistics, digital demand, and trade issues for Avnet's worldwide partners. With Avnet for over 15 years, McDaniel also has served as director for Avnet's Latin American supply chain, managed strategic customer accounts, developed Avnet's supply chain capabilities in Hong Kong, and established and managed Avnet's innovative Supply Chain Leadership Exchange Program. In addition, he is a respected voice in the high-tech supply chain. He frequently presents at industry conferences and blogs on topics such as supply chain risk management, manufacturing outsourcing, and supply chain visibility and analytics. McDaniel also currently serves as the Executive Editor of Avnet Supply Chain Velocity, a digital magazine. In 2008, he was named to Supply & Demand Chain Executive's Pros to Know list. Prior to Avnet, he was the operations manager at Emerson Electric-Beckman, where he focused on lean manufacturing, logistics, and outsourcing manufacturing to Asia.

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