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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.

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

How The World Is Changing, And How IoT Can Change The World

6-Apr-2017 | Richard Howells

In 2016, the world population surpassed 7.3 billion, meaning the number of people on Earth has doubled in the past 45 years. Furthermore, there’s no end insight to this rapid growth. In fact, it

IoT, sensor, data

The Internet Of Things (IoT) For Business

4-Apr-2017 | Richard Howells

The massive numbers of connected things and the explosion of data generated by connected devices (“things”) has changed the way we do business forever. With the emergence of smart products, ass

How To Win With The Right People In Your Digital Supply Chain

8-Mar-2017 | Richard Howells

A digital supply chain (DSC) focused on customers can have a tremendous impact on an organization’s financial performance, helping to cut costs and boost revenue, according to a report last year fro

How Supply Chain Leaders Manage Resource Scarcity

21-Feb-2017 | Richard Howells

For 150 years, Nestlé has brought countless beloved brands into the lives of its consumers. Gerber, for instance, is the go-to solid food for parents with infants. Pet lovers depend upon Purina an

supply chain, digital transformation

5 Supply Chain And Digital Economy Myths Debunked

16-Feb-2017 | Richard Howells

The digital economy is presenting businesses with myriad opportunities. But to capitalize on these prospects, companies must be willing to adapt, particularly in regard to how they manage their existi

The Da Vinci Code To The Internet of Things (IoT)

10-Jan-2017 | Richard Howells

Over the holiday, I spent a great afternoon at the Boston Museum of Science, which is currently running an exhibition called “Da Vinci – The Genius.” The exhibition brings to life the genius of

supply chain

The Secret Of Santa’s Supply Chain

13-Dec-2016 | Richard Howells

We’re approaching the time when Santa – founder, chairman, and CEO of Santa Claus Toy Manufacturing and Distribution Corp. – manages to ship billions of toys in a single day, all with guarante