How Data is Moving the EMS Industry Forward

Partner Series: Part Two

Join CalcuQuote as we continue conversations with our partners and industry leaders on the importance of digital transformation in quoting, procurement, stock and supply chain management.

As we continue to see the impact of the COVID-19 crisis and its resulting transformation of the workplace, it's arguably more important than ever to be digitally informed in every aspect of your business. Real-time data and connectivity provide unparalleled insight into your supply chain, equipping you with the ability to respond and adapt quickly.

Hear from key EMS players Avnet and CalcuQuote on the latest tools you can use to simplify and automate the entire procurement process to be more responsive to your customers and focus more on the elements impacting the bottom line.

What you can expect to learn:

  • Why Avnet is prioritizing the implementation of APIs

  • How automation is transforming the supply chain to be more efficient and more strategic

  • What digital transformation looks like in Europe

  • How your business can innovate and become more digitally capable


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Kaitlyn Dotson | CalcuQuote, VP of Operations

Kaitlyn Dotson has spent her career in the startup space, helping small businesses grow. After joining CalcuQuote in 2016, Kaitlyn has continued to follow her passion for software, automation and small businesses. In her role, she oversees business operations and partnerships to further CalcuQuote's mission of moving the EMS industry forward through comprehensive software solutions for the request for quote and purchasing processes. 

Expert Panelists: 

Gehring HeadshotKurt Gehring | Avnet, Senior Director - Web Operations

Kurt Gehring is responsible for designing solutions that promote online, customer self-service, adoption. Supporting him is a tenured team of Solution Architects, User Acceptance and Customer Service teammates. With over 20 years in digital experience, Kurt has brought to market functionality from full web platforms to self-service offerings, such as Quoting, Bill of Materials (BOM), PO Upload, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and API offerings, with a focus on offering customers digital tools that expedite offline activities.

Thorsten Headshot-1Thorsten Kanwischer | Avnet, Director - Strategic Projects and Business Processes Logistics

Thorsten Kanwischer has been the Director of Strategic Projects and Business Processes Logistics since July 2017. Prior to this role, he was responsible for Customer Support & Supplier Controlling at Avnet EBV.  Thorsten started his Avnet career at EBV (now Avnet) in June 1995 in Asset (Purchasing).