Josephine Coombe, managing director of Nulogy in Europe, has been appointed to the board of the European Co-Packers Association (ECPA). The move comes as the ECPA sees increased demand for contract packing and contract manufacturing services from brands across Europe.
Josephine joins the four existing board members of the ECPA and will help provide an international perspective on enhancing agility through innovation in the external supply chain. With over 20 years' experience serving global FMCG and retail brands in North America and Europe, Josephine is a senior leader focused on the digital transformation of supply chains worldwide.
“I am delighted to have the opportunity to support ECPA’s work to help brands leverage co-pack providers in continental Europe to enhance agility and market responsiveness, particularly during today’s challenging times,” said Josephine. “For external supply chains, 2020 has been a year of intense shocks and volatility, and helping members deal with the daily disruptions to their operations is key.”
As part of this support, Josephine will be participating in a webinar, titled “Managing Volatility Through Digitalisation” hosted by ECPA on October 13, 2020. The panel-based discussion will focus on what FMCG brands expect in the new normal and how digitalisation can act as a powerful tool for developing resilience and accelerating collaboration across the external supply chain. Best practices from real-world case studies on the benefits of digitalisation will be shared, along with strategies and tactics for embarking on a digital transformation journey.
Ingo Meierhans, chair of the ECPA, said: “We are thrilled to welcome Josephine to the board and believe her international experience and network will be advantageous to the growth of ECPA and its provision of strategic value to our members across Europe. We are also delighted to host our upcoming webinar with her support to provide members with key insights into digital transformation strategies.”
Nulogy, which opened its first European office in Bristol, UK, earlier this year, delivers software solutions for FMCG-focused contract manufacturing and packing providers and their brand customers to enhance external supply chain agility.