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 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

IoT platform, manufacturing, hyperconnectivity, IoT, supply chain, logistics

7 Supply Chain Predictions For 2017

22-Nov-2016 | Richard Howells

Technology trends never proceed the way you expect them to – unless your expectations are tempered by experience. New technologies get the most press before they reach maturity, part of a phenomenon

What Is A ‘Live’ Supply Chain? 6 Traits You Need To Know

9-Nov-2016 | Richard Howells

We’ve been hearing a lot about “live” supply chains — digitized operations that run on real-time data. There’s good reason for this. Improved supply chain performance is a Top 3 priority

supply chain, digital transformation

Supply Chain Futurists Predict The Impact Of Digital Transformation

3-Nov-2016 | Richard Howells

Digitization isn’t merely a buzzword. The digital transformation of your business can have a serious impact on your organization – particularly as it applies to your supply chain operations. Fo

Hershey, supply chain

No Tricks, Only Treats With Hershey’s Digital Supply Chain

24-Oct-2016 | Richard Howells

On October 31, ghosts will haunt the streets, princesses will grace us with their presence, and masked superheroes will be out in full force protecting our neighborhoods. There are few holidays tha

3d printing, IIoT, production, supply chain, smart manufacturing

Sharing Is Caring: Networking Facilities, People, And Assets For Supply Chain Success

19-Oct-2016 | Richard Howells

Companies such as Uber and Airbnb are impacting your business, whether you realize it or not. In addition to spurring today’s sharing economy, these two leading companies have figured out ways to

Lost At Sea: Will You Get Christmas Presents This Year?

3-Oct-2016 | Richard Howells

Earlier this month, one of the largest shipping lines in the world, Hanjin Shipping Co., hit a major roadblock. After filing for bankruptcy, the company stopped loading new cargo on ships and was tur