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Richard Gilliard

Renovotec is the UK’s largest independent rugged hardware and maintenance, software and services company. Managing Director Richard Gilliard has helped lead the organisation for over 25 years, supporting customers across many sectors including warehousing and distribution, transport and logistics, manufacturing, retail, healthcare, seaports and field mobility. Richard's drive is to enable firms through…

Providing weekend cover

The increase in weekend deliveries will also increase the back office support required for drivers. Richard reflects on how similar some of the issues that customers experience with deliveries are with logistics operators themselves

NextGen supply chains: think big, start small

Adoption rates of NextGen supply chains are not moving as fast as predicted and lack of capital investment/good business case propositions are primary reasons. Richard discusses how businesses could start small but think big.

Handhelds and ‘end of life’ as we know it

Support for Windows CE and Windows Handheld will come to an end over the next two years. Richard Gilliard of Renovotec reflects on the options moving forward.

Fast food on demand

The large-scale KFC/DHL distribution failure created headline stories, could the crisis have been avoided with on demand services, or did too many events conspire against it?

Don’t shoot the messenger

When deliveries fail, customers largely blame the courier or retailer, even if they mistyped their address. How can companies minimise delivery failures through their print/labelling operations?

All I want for Christmas…

When 'next day' delivery isn't soon enough what are the implications for delivery service providers?

Don’t move; improve!

While the industry trend is moving towards more digital solutions sometimes it pays to look after the devices you have while you decide on the best strategy for business.

Smartening up goods in

More needs to be done to streamline and improve processes around inventory control and management as it's costing both time and money.

Manufacturing ‘curate’s egg’

Post-release of the Annual Manufacturing Report of 2017, Peter Laplanche reflects on the good and disappointing aspects as he sees them

Control your print environment; learning lessons from the ‘frontline’

Managed print services are in widespread use in front offices but less so in industrial spaces yet there is much to be gained in both cost reduction and increased efficiency.

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