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.

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Supply Chain Resiliency: A Model To Survive And Thrive For Midsize Businesses

29-Apr-2020 | Richard Howells

Part of the “Navigating Disruption Today, Planning for Tomorrow” series When COVID-19 first struck China, approximately 70% of the world’s resources and products were knocked off the supply c

warehouse worker carrying boxes

Business As Unusual: Resiliency In Times Of Supply Chain Disruption

7-Apr-2020 | Richard Howells

The world we live in, while often turbulent, has been turned on its head recently. Highly variable demand for goods and services, uncertain supply of critical materials, and constrained labor and res

Family at the supermarket

FRoSTA Is Driving Digital Transformation And Sustainability With A Cool Head

18-Mar-2020 | Richard Howells

FRoSTA is a midsize German company in the frozen food industry. The company, based in Bremerhaven, is actively leveraging intelligent technologies to drive a digital transformation across the company

Workers moving stock and loading a lorry in a food distribution warehouse

Product Lifecycle Management: Four Tips For Improving Design Processes

9-Mar-2020 | Richard Howells

How do you ensure that you bring the products your customers want to market – how and when they want them? These are the questions that R&D and engineering executives ask every day. A rece

A man and a young girl looking at a solar panel in a garden.

It’s A Leap Year: What Did You Do With The Extra Day?

3-Mar-2020 | Richard Howells

2020 is a leap year, which means that we had a February 29th for the fifth time this century. Since Leap Years were introduced by Julius Caesar in 46 B.C, we have been getting that extra day every fou

pressure gauge in oil and gas industry

The $1 Million Story at Endress+Hauser: Our Way To Success With Design For Manufacturing

2-Mar-2020 | Richard Howells

Whatever you are doing, at any moment in time, Switzerland-based Endress + Hauser is nearby. Whether you are drinking or eating, turning the light on, or taking a pill, you are surrounded by things

manager working on her tablet to check IIoT performance in a factory

How Industry 4.0 And Digitization Are Driving Innovation And Customer Satisfaction At GEBHARDT Intralogistics Group

4-Feb-2020 | Richard Howells

GEBHARDT Intralogistics Group was founded as a machinery construction company in 1952 and has lengthy experience in developing and manufacturing systems solutions for internal logistics. All of its co

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Prescription Drug Shortages Could Plague The 2020s

30-Jan-2020 | Richard Howells

In the U.S., impeachment hearings are taking over the headlines alongside the ongoing trade war with China. In the UK, Brexit has been delayed – yet again. This time to January 31, 2020, as Boris J

Factory Supervisor With Clipboard

Five Trends Set To Disrupt Global Supply Chains In 2020

28-Jan-2020 | Richard Howells

As the new decade approached, I had discussions with many supply chain experts to identify some of the common trends, risks, and opportunities that will come to the forefront in the next 12 months and

Day in the life of a warehouse operation as part of a larger supply chain

What Is A Great Customer Experience?

22-Jan-2020 | Richard Howells

Two weeks before the start of basketball season, my son went online to buy a pair of customized sneakers. He selected his team color, put his number on the side, and added the important “C” for ca