Avnet Express enhances SCM features

Phoenix, Ariz. — Avnet Express, the e-Commerce engine for Avnet Electronics Marketing, has added several new Web enhancements that will make it easier for existing customers in the Americas to manage their supply chains. Avnet Express’ online catalog consists of more than five million electronic component parts, said to be the largest in the industry.

One of the new supply-chain management (SCM) enhancements for customers who use to manage their supply chains is an option to see what inventory is being held on their behalf. Using the “Bonded Inventory” option, customers can now see the entire catalog of readily available inventory that has been bonded to their account. This option gives customers the flexibility to see their entire product inventory, make adjustments and see their entire supply chain pipeline, said Avnet Express. All orders placed by 8:00 P.M. CST will be shipped same-day.

Users also can now generate customized reports, allowing them to choose from a variety of reports that detail every aspect of their order status. Reports can be customized by orders shipping within the next seven days, pending orders, order status, and other forecasting information. This customized supply-chain dashboard can be accessed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and gives customers a complete snapshot of their supply-chain engagements, said the distributor.

“These Web enhancements help to mitigate supply chain uncertainties by giving our customers greater access to inventory and increased control over their own shipments,” stated Beth Ely, vice president of Avnet Express. “We’ve created a customized Web interface where our customers can be fully engaged in creating a supply chain that works for them.”

Avnet Express offers parametric searching capabilities and the ability to upload a bill of materials (BOM) for easier sourcing of products and a consistent global platform of localized content. The site can be accessed in nine languages and 13 currencies.