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.

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

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

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

digital supply chain, supply chain, digitalization, digitization

The Ultimate Guide To Running A Live Supply Chain

27-Sep-2016 | Richard Howells

The digital economy is radically transforming supply chains. Technological innovations are leading to more complex products. Individualization and accelerated delivery schedules are leading to rising

Individualized Products And IoT Propel Today’s Athletes

17-Aug-2016 | Richard Howells

“Champions aren’t born. They’re made.” An athlete traditionally becomes a champion through hard work and sheer determination. Today, athletes are realizing their championship ambitions w

Athletes Aim High With 3D-Printed Products

16-Aug-2016 | Richard Howells

Emerging victorious on the world’s biggest sports stage requires a level of sacrifice, determination, and talent that few individuals possess. This year, many athletes will be relying on somethin

man on motorcycle heading to future

How Harley-Davidson And Other Companies Deliver Individualized Products

18-Jul-2016 | Richard Howells

Henry Ford has loomed large over the manufacturing industry for more than 100 years – and deservedly so. After all, this was a man who helped to develop the concepts of assembly lines and mass produ