Wake up with us on Monday and take in the sights as we lead you on a scenic run through downtown Phoenix. The run starts at 6:30AM and you can choose either a 3 mile or 5 mile run. Build up an appetite before heading to breakfast at 8AM.
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Nulogy leaders and co-founders Jason Tham and Kevin Wong will kick off xChange 2020 with keynotes on the evolution of supply chain, the growing complexity of the consumer market, and the crucial role of technology in driving the agility, collaboration, and innovation necessary for both consumer brands and suppliers to succeed.
Speaker: Julian Bussong, Greg Leung, Veronique Gravel, Brian Reesor
In order to satisfy today’s complex consumer demands, brands are prioritizing agility and flexibility as key attributes in their supply chain networks. To enable this agility and flexibility, brands are increasingly adopting asset-lean strategies—relying more heavily on contract suppliers and service providers in order to bring hyper-specialized products and promotions to market.
In this session, learn how brand networks are evolving with asset-lean strategies to manage supply chain complexity, as well as how contract suppliers can stand out from the pack by meeting consumer demands with ease, speed, and quality.
Shift happens. It’s just happening faster and faster all the time. In an ever noisier world where consumers are often overwhelmed with information and choice, without being intensely customer relevant and truly remarkable, brands risk falling further and further behind. Top retail influencer, strategic advisor and Forbes contributor Steve Dennis will share insights from his forthcoming book and lay out a framework and case studies for navigating this brave new world.
The future of the on-demand economy rests with customers and consumers expecting a seamless buying experience. This new, permanent era of retail is that of accommodating personalized needs of consumers.In this presentation, Bob Ferrari will address a published 2019 Research Advisory related to:
In this presentation, Bob Ferrari will address a published 2019 Research Advisory related to:
– The concept and realities of Digitally-Enabled Response Networks
– Rapidly changing consumer goods Industry supply and demand network
– The notions of federated networks and advanced technology support
– Industry case studies and benefits
– Actions to consider- Summary takeaways
Current supply chain systems are wholly inadequate to support today’s complex, global, and rapidly changing business environment. Most existing systems are expensive, slow, and lack the ability to do what truly matters. Innovation is limited and they severely lack flexibility. In short, they are testaments to a different time and place. This session will cover how we got here, why we need to fundamentally change our approach, and what we can do on the near and long term.
Leading brands are turning more and more to their contract packaging partners as a new source of product, process and packaging innovation. We will look at some of the trends impacting these actions and what we might expect in the future. Leading food and CPG companies have never been more in need of innovation, fresh ideas, and new products. A perfect storm of unrelenting cost cutting, upstart brands siphoning off new high-margin markets, e-commerce pressures, stealth and private label growth is putting incredible pressure on major brands.
Today’s technologies have given rise to new collaborative opportunities between brands and their late-stage customization partners. Thanks to the new levels of visibility, reliability, and trust offered by digitalized supply chains, brands and their external suppliers are able to respond with unprecedented agility to a dynamic retail and consumer environment, all while reducing waste and costs.
In this session, learn how brands and contract suppliers are leveraging agile customization capabilities in order to meet the demands of today’s volatile consumer environment, while enabling strengthened partnerships and collaboration.
Speaker: Phillip Short, Direct of IT at Mars Canada
Today’s consumer goods companies face a confluence of changing consumer preferences, new retail landscapes, and rapidly evolving technologies. To build resilience within a volatile market, brand leaders need to digitize their supply chains in order to move with the agility and responsiveness required to address market opportunities. In this talk, Mars Canada provides a window into the digital transformation journey of their external supplier network and how it enabled them to move with greater agility and future-proof against today’s fast-moving, unpredictable consumer market.
Speaker: Keenan Beasley, General Partner of Venture Noire
Rapidly evolving consumer preferences, the emergence of upstart brands, disruptions in retail, and the rise of direct-to-consumer models are increasingly driving brands to diversify their product offerings. As we enter this new era of complexity, the mass production oriented, one-size-fits-all paradigm of the past is being replaced by the hyper-specialized supply chain. Faced with this dynamic, more and more brands are adopting asset-lean models in order to harness the agility and specialized capabilities of their external supplier network. In this session, consumer goods Keenan Beasley discusses leveraging the external supply chain to enable agility, and bring highly differentiated products to market with ease, speed, and quality.
Need a recharge after our PackStar Awards Gala? Join us Tuesday morning at 7AM with yoga class. This class will include guided stretching and breathing techniques to help you get ready for your last day of sessions. Yoga mats will be provided.
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Speaker: Greg Wren, Ryan Gibbons, Jennifer Squillante
In this panel discussion, this year’s PackStar Award winners share their experiences using Nulogy to adapt and thrive in the ever-changing consumer landscape. Learn more about how the challenges they overcame, the lessons they learned, and the success they achieved using the Nulogy platform.
In the heavily-anticipated 2020 Product Roadmap presentation, Nulogy’s VP of Product, Tai Toh, unveils capabilities that Nulogy is bringing to the market to enable brands and strategic suppliers to bring hyper-specialized products and promotion to market without sacrificing quality, speed and cost.
Session 1: Executing on Quality Control with More Speed and Accuracy.
This past year, the Nulogy team has focused on unlocking more speed and accuracy within your quality control workflow, while also ensuring only those who need access have it. Come learn how the flow of quality inspections and inventory releases has improved, and how you can be part of a quality control focused charter user group contributing to Nulogy’s upcoming feature work.
Session 2: Scheduling with Assistance over Automation.
Increasingly complex production workflows and site-to-site variations are making it more difficult to plan and schedule production, in addition to responding to changes quickly and reliably. Come learn about a new, more user-friendly approach to production scheduling and how it can give you greater confidence in delivering products on time as committed, while reducing overhead spent on daily scheduling activities.
Session 1: Tracking and Responding to Network Wide Quality Issues Without Delay (For CPG Brands)
For CPG brands, the importance of collaborating with external partners is becoming more imperative in order to deliver products on time and with the right quality. This session will explore how Nulogy is planning to enable supply chain communities to ensure that the quality and integrity of inventory is met, as well as how to respond when issues occur.
Session: Driving Production Efficiency and Inventory Traceability Through FIFO Consumption
With increasing inventory traceability requirements from CPG brands and with labor costs on the rise, both traceability and production efficiency are critical elements to the success of all suppliers. This session will highlight the benefits many Nulogy customers are already seeing with our recent FIFO Consumption feature—from a reduction in overhead labor costs to the increased traceability service offering.
As part of Nulogy xChange, we’re excited to offer our customers 1 hour of free consulting services. During this hour, you will get an opportunity to discuss one business problem with Nulogy Experts and receive a prescribed solution for your issue. Spots are limited and will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis. Don’t miss out on this valuable consulting hour.