Inaugural Nulogy European advisory board event debates major sector challenges

SOFTWARE solutions specialist Nulogy has announced that industry leaders have taken part in the inaugural meeting of the firm’s European advisory board.

The new board met online to discuss key trends, issues and challenges facing the industry. Members include major logistics providers and co-packers as well as FMCGs and industry association leaders. The board of a dozen members will convene quarterly to discuss the latest issues faced across the consumer goods supply chain.

Top of the agenda was the disruption generated by Covid-19 and Brexit, and the steps being taken to ensure ‘agility and sustainability’ within the supply chain.

Josephine Coombe, MD of Nulogy in Europe, said, “The Nulogy European Advisory Board has been designed to enable sharing of best practices to deal with some of the key challenges facing our industry. We also look to the board to provide strategic advice to Nulogy to ensure our product vision aligns with the evolving needs of the industry.

“With leaders from across the FMCG sector, logistics and contract packing, today’s first meeting was the perfect example of the value to be gained, with observations and insight not only helping Nulogy, but the board as a whole.”

Gavin Withers, director of Keswick Enterprises Group, added, “Nulogy’s inaugural advisory board was an insightful forum into the challenges and trends facing our industry today, from the management of Covid-19 to growth opportunities in e-commerce. I am delighted to have the opportunity to collaborate with industry peers across the supply chain and share our thoughts.”

Rodney Steel, chief executive of the BCMPA, the Association for Contract Manufacturing, Packing, Fulfilment and Logistics, commented, “It is critical that all partners within the supply chain industry come together to share perspectives and learnings amidst this tumultuous year. Manufacturers, packers and FMCGs alike face challenges, and it is important to hear from each other in order to help us all succeed.

“On a positive note our members are experiencing high levels of co-packing, pick & pack and e-commerce activity and I look forward to continuing to share our members’ perspectives to industry issues, and benefit from the discussion across our wider peer group.”