The Olympics' loss is supply chain's gain. This is the conclusion readers will come to after reading the exclusive interview with Annette Clayton, CEO and President, Schneider Electric North America Operations in the July 2016 issue of Supply Chain Navigator, released today by Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor.
In the issue, Clayton, who also remains Chief Supply Chain Officer for Schneider's global business, shares a number of personal and career insights, including her reflection that with her highly competitive nature, she might have "missed her calling" as an Olympic athlete. Fortunately for her colleagues, peers and the profession itself, Clayton channeled all that energy and determination into her various roles throughout her career, and is, today, among the most well-known and respected figures in the global supply chain. Under her leadership, Schneider Electric has been honored by SCM World for its "breakthrough" supply chain talent management strategy; the French Ministry for the Economy, Industrial Renewal and Digital Affairs recognized the company with its "Responsible Supplier Relations" label; and Clayton personally received the "Legendary Leadership" award from AWESOME (Achieving Women's Excellence in Supply Chain Operations, Management, and Education).
"We had the opportunity to talk with Annette about Schneider's supply chain approach just days before her promotion," said Wade McDaniel, vice president of Supply Chain Solutions, Avnet Velocity and publisher of Supply Chain Navigator. "We are extremely appreciative of the time she spent with us and the candor with which she discussed a range of subjects, including talent management, CSR, segmentation, IOT, and our feature topic, supply chain risk."
Other editorial highlights of the July 2016 issue of Supply Chain Navigator include:
• Feature editorial package on Risk and the Supply Chain
o New Security Vulnerabilities Uncovered in IC Supply Chain
o What Happens When the Well Runs Dry? Implications of Water Scarcity Risk in the Supply Chain
o Supply Chain Forensics: Using Big Data to Identify and Fight Fraud
o Never Again...Until Next Time By Francisco Polidoro, Professor, University of Texas, McCombs School of Business
o Is It Fake? By Andrew "bunnie" Huang, author of "The Essential Guide to Electronics in Shenzhen"
• Initial report from the MIT/Infosys 2015 Global Risk Maturity Survey on industry perceptions of risk and their biggest challenges
• Upstream/downstream opinions on the challenges multinational manufacturers face in trying to balance nationalism and globalization
Supply Chain Navigator is a 2016 winner of the APEX awards for Publication Excellence. The publication provides supply chain executives and decision makers with practical tools and strategic insights they need to accelerate their organization's drive to success. Each issue is produced in collaboration with supply chain professionals experienced in managing complex global supply chains both upstream and downstream, as well as distinguished academics and prominent market analysts. The publication reaches more than 150,000 purchasing, supply chain, manufacturing, operations and logistics professionals throughout the global electronics industry.
To read the latest issue of Supply Chain Navigator, go online to http://scnavigator.avnet.com/july-2016.
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