Richard Howells


About Richard Howells

Richard Howells is a Vice President at SAP responsible for the positioning, messaging, AR , PR and go-to market activities for the SAP Supply Chain solutions.

digital twins, internet of things, sensors, manufacturing

Network of Digital Twins = Connectivity + Communication + Collaboration

7-Jun-2018 | Richard Howells

In a recent blog, Demystifying Digital Twins: Your Top 5 Questions Answered, Thomas Ohnemus described the digital twin as “a virtual representation of a real-life physical product. It could be a car

manufacturing, smart manufacturing, personalized products

Smart Automation: How Manufacturers Strike The Right Chord With Each Customer

31-May-2018 | Richard Howells

The phrase “personalized product” is music to customers’ ears. Today’s buyers aren’t interested in mass-produced goods created by machines. They want unique items that express who they are.

digital supply chain, supply chain, digital transformation, analytics, Internet of Things, IoT

How To Achieve Total Visibility Across The Digital Supply Chain

4-May-2018 | Richard Howells

[no_syndicate_info][/no_syndicate_info] Part 7 of the "Digital Supply Chain of One" series It has been estimated that due to the rise in available info from technologies such as the Internet of

supply chain, flowers, gifts, mothers day

How The ‘Cold Chain’ Keeps Hearts Warm This Mother’s Day

2-May-2018 | Richard Howells

Mother’s Day is May 13. (You’re welcome for the reminder.) This year, the National Retail Federation (NRF) estimates that U.S. consumers will spend $23.1 billion celebrating the holiday. Shoppe

personalization, digital supply chain, supply chain, digital transformation, analytics, blockchain, Internet of Things, IoT, 3D printing, robotics.

Transforming Your Business Through A Digital Supply Chain Of One

19-Apr-2018 | Richard Howells

Part 4 of the "The Digital Supply Chain of One" series A recent infographic published by IDC highlights the importance of digital transformation and the need for companies to enable a digital supp

supply chain, digital supply chain, machine learning, blockchain, internet of things, predictive analytics

Powering The Digital Supply Chain With Technology

13-Apr-2018 | Richard Howells

Part 3 of the "The Digital Supply Chain of One" series Growing customer expectations for personalized products and immediate service are making supply chains more complex. And as businesses extend

Four Supply Chain Strategies To Drive Digital Transformation

11-Apr-2018 | Richard Howells

Part 2 of the "The Digital Supply Chain of One" series Clearly, industry boundaries are blurring due to new business models enabled by the digital economy. But are you equipped with the strategies

3D printing, additive manufacturing, digital economy, as-a-service

How The Digital Economy Is Blurring Industry Boundaries

2-Apr-2018 | Richard Howells

Part 1 of the "The Digital Supply Chain of One" series In a digital economy, customers are in control. They have access to information like never before. They can shop around for the best product a

supply chain, digital supply chain, customer experience, retail, e-commerce

Hopping Down The Bunny Trail: From Easter Tradition To The Digital Supply Chain

28-Mar-2018 | Richard Howells

Easter’s coming – and here in the United States, if you go out in public right about now, you’ll see Easter bunnies everywhere. It’s tradition. But where did this tradition come from? Accor

Everybody’s Irish On St. Patrick’s Day – But Which Companies Will Win The Day? 

15-Mar-2018 | Richard Howells

As my wife is Irish, I have kissed the Blarney Stone, and I live near Boston, I consider myself an honoree Irishman on St. Patrick’s Day. In fact, most cities in the United States make a great effor