NexGen

NexGEN

Mission:

Connecting the generations of Building Supply Professionals and creating an exchange of opinions and ideas to better the future of our Industry.


WRLA 2017 Buying Show NexGEN Speaker Breakfast, Sponsored in-part by TIMBER Mart

Al came to us from Kalypso Consulting in Dallas, Texas.  Along with updates on the current American political front, he also brought the hottest and most innovative retail trends.  Proud sponsor of this event, Timber Mart Group, agrees that the delicious breakfast we enjoyed wasn’t the only thing to digest! Based on current trends in technology and eCommerce; companies like Amazon offer 4 out of every 5 products found in your average retail stores, but for approx. 9% cheaper.  And considering technology trends, today there are over 6.4 billion inter-connected devices in use. And by 2020 it’s expected to increase to 21 billion devices, but also IoT (Internet of Things, or the networking of physical devices) will account for over $36 billion of the global retail market. So if you’re not selling the hottest tech in the industry, or helping customers shop with their devise, you may want to look into it!

Click here to download Kalypso Consulting "Retail Innovation Annual Report 2016"




NexGEN Events

    



The business of change - It's vital to adapt to new work styles

By: Barbara Bowes

GROWTH is one challenge all businesses face; the other major challenge is keeping up with the times. In other words, assertively managing change over the lifetime of your business is the key to success. It means changing with the customer market, planning ahead, managing finances in tough times, solving problems with workable solutions and putting systems in place that are efficient and effective for the long term.

It also means adapting to the work styles new generations bring into the work world. And, that is exactly what the Western Retail Lumber Association (WRLA) has done. Kudos to them.  Read more...


Do you require more information on the NexGEN program, or know someone that might be interested?

If so, please contact:

Member Services Manager
Wynne Au
WynneA@wrla.org
Phone: 800-661-0253 ext. 0
Direct Line: 204-953-1690

WRLA President
Liz Kovach
lkovach@wrla.org
Phone: 800-661-0253 Ext. 1 
Direct Line: 204-953-1691


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