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.

How A Digital Supply Chain Is At The Heart Of A Happy Valentine’s Day

6-Feb-2018 | Richard Howells

Cupid gets a lot of credit for helping people fall in love. But after his arrow flies, the tiny winged cherub is out of the picture. From that point forward, it’s up to the couple to stay smitten wi

supply chain, IoT, Big Data, 3D printing, digitalization, digitization, customer centricity, Santa

Santa’s Supply Chain Goes Digital

19-Dec-2017 | Richard Howells

It’s no secret that Santa is the greatest supply chain success story of all time. Not only does he have a laser focus on his target market – children of all ages – but he has a near perfect or

Blockchain: Hit Or Miss For Supply Chain?

17-Oct-2017 | Richard Howells

Earlier this month I participated in an interesting show on the topic of “Blockchain Technology: A Hit or A Miss for Supply Chain Networks?” with Irfan Khan, CEO and president of Bristlecone. T

How To Speed Up Progress Towards A Digital Supply Chain

28-Sep-2017 | Richard Howells

Earlier this year, I wrote about new research from the non-profit organization the Center for Global Enterprise (CGE) describing an important breakthrough in creating a truly digital supply chain. A

Beyond Industry 4.0

12-Sep-2017 | Richard Howells

Over the past few years, we’ve seen Industry 4.0 technologies address key challenges facing manufacturers—from extreme variability in supply, demand, and design to emerging markets of one and the

Amazon, Whole Foods, supply chain, retail, IoT, sensors, grocery stores

The “Amazon Effect” On The Supply Chain

8-Sep-2017 | Richard Howells

Whole Foods shareholders approved its merger with Amazon on August 23, with the merger closing just days later, on August 28. With it would come sweeping changes, said Amazon: Whole Foods wou

The CIO’s Cheat Sheet For Digital Transformation

2-Aug-2017 | Richard Howells

You didn’t sign up for this, but your company needs you—desperately. As CIO, you figured you’d merely lead your IT department. You’d purchase equipment and create new systems. You’d imple

Fast – But Not Too Fast – Wins The Race In Supply Chain Management

27-Jun-2017 | Richard Howells

Bonnie D. Graham, host of The Digital Transformation of Your Supply Chain with Game-Changers podcast, opened her recent show by recounting the tale of "The Tortoise and the Hare." You know the stor

McLaren Automotive: Racing Ahead With Real-Time Connected Intelligence

26-Jun-2017 | Richard Howells

McLaren Automotive’s entry-level 570S Coupé packs 562 horsepower that rockets the car from 0 to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds. But that’s nothing compared with the speed of the company’s real-time conn

Three Strategies For Driving Digitalization Across Your Business

21-Jun-2017 | Richard Howells

Business and IT leaders are always looking for new ways to serve and delight customers. With the emergence of Internet of Things (IoT) devices and data – along with associated technologies such as