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Richard Howells

Six Attributes of a “Live” Supply Chain

Feature Article — 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...

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November 7, 2016 by Richard Howells 24

How Harley-Davidson and Other Companies Deliver Individualized Products

Feature Article — Henry Ford has loomed large over the manufacturing industry for more than 100 years – and deservedly so. After all, this was a man who...

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August 11, 2016 by Richard Howells 76

The Unbelievable Journey of Wimbledon Tennis Balls

Feature Article — As Wimbledon, the oldest organized tennis tournament in the world, moves through its second week, it’s always interesting to take a look at the business...

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July 10, 2015 by Richard Howells 0

Where Are the Use Cases for IoT in Your Operations?

Feature Article — I previously discussed some of the business benefits that have been identified by business executives in a recently conducted survey. Here I will focus on some...

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July 1, 2015 by Richard Howells 2

Apple Watch And iPhone: Swiss Army Knives For The Digital Age?

Feature Article — When I was in the boy scouts I owned a pen knife with about 20 different blades and hundreds of capabilities. From knife to screwdriver,...

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March 11, 2015 by Richard Howells 0

Why Black Friday Starts On Thursday

Feature Article — When Santa rides into Herald Square to end the 79th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, so begins the “most magical time of the year” for...

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November 24, 2014 by Richard Howells 0

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