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.

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

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

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 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