Avnet’s Hogg and Chen named “Pros to Know” by Supply & Demand Chain Executive

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Stephen Hogg, VP Asset, Sourcing & Supply Chain, Avnet and Jennifer Chen, Supply Chain Solutions Architect, Avnet Velocity have both been recognized as one of Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s 2023 Pros to Know.

Stephen was awarded in the Top Procurement Pros category, which recognizes his exceptional contributions to the procurement space and innovative approaches to supply chain management. Jennifer was awarded in the Rising Stars category, which recognizes young or new professionals whose achievements, hard work and vision have shaped the supply chain network.

Since joining Avnet in July 2023, Stephen has demonstrated remarkable leadership by spearheading initiatives aimed at optimizing the alignment of customer demand with actual requirements. His efforts have resulted in significant reductions in unnecessary inventory within the supply chain, driving efficiency and cost savings.

“Stephen embodies the foundational principles of his role, emphasizing teamwork, customer-centricity, and an unwavering dedication to his work each day,” said Dayna Badhorn, Regional President, Avnet Americas. “Stephen is a valued member of our team, and we are proud to see him recognized on this list of distinguished supply chain professionals. His dedication to excellence and innovative thinking continue to drive impactful change within Avnet and the broader industry.”

Jennifer joined Avnet in 2018 as an Enterprise Data Manager and has since transitioned to the role of Supply Chain Solutions Architect in 2020. In her time at Avnet, Jennifer has been a catalyst for positive change within the supply chain and logistics space. Her strategic approach, coupled with a focus on proactivity and enhanced visibility, has significantly impacted Avnet and its partners.

“Jennifer’s success stems from her very methodical, inquisitive and solution-driven perspective. She has demonstrated remarkable adaptability in response to the dynamic shifts within the industry over the past few years,” said David Paulson, Global Vice President of Avnet United and Avnet Velocity. “Jennifer also brings a wealth of interdisciplinary expertise to her role and encourages an open-minded and adaptive approach. This allows her to draw insights from diverse industries and apply them strategically within the supply chain and logistics domains.”

The annual Pros to Know award recognizes outstanding executives whose accomplishments offer a roadmap for other leaders looking to leverage supply chain for competitive advantage.

“Many of today’s supply chain pros are more than just leaders within their space; they’re innovators, decision makers, pioneers of change and growth. They’ve spent the last year (and more) creating safer, more efficient supply chains,” says Marina Mayer, editor-in-chief of Food Logistics and Supply & Demand Chain Executive. “New this year, we broke the award down into four distinct categories: Top Warehousing Stars; Top Procurement Stars; Rising Stars; and Lifetime Achievement. These winners continue to go above and beyond to overcome challenges, advance supply chain management and make the impossible, possible.”