Blog by author Richard

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 15 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…

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How well does your warehouse work?

Mobile technology in the warehouse has a beneficial effect on not just worker productivity, but also on accuracy and cost effectiveness.

The smarter way to asset manage

RFID is alive and well and used for asset management across a variety of industries and it's proving very useful for managing returnable transport items.

Cybersecurity; no laughing matter

A recent comedy show light heartedly looked at whether we should be worried by cybersecurity risks. It proved no laughing matter and neither is it when it comes to supply chain systems.

Rugged printers; not as ‘dumb’ as you think

Today's thermal printers can provide meaningful information that helps reduce cost and increase workflow efficiencies, they're not the dumb edge of network devices they once were

Manufacturing IT capabilities; more augmented than reality?

There seem to be conflicting reports on the pace of digitisation within manufacturing and more needs to be done to stimulate confidence in solution choices

Logistics needs to transform in parallel

Is logistics keeping pace with the experiential evolution in retail? Transformation is happening but is it a technological sticky plaster or full integration?

Black Friday; the heat is on

Now is the time to start planning for Black Friday, and technology, automation and good old fashioned preventative maintenance could really make a difference in the back office.

Managing returns; keeping reverse logistics moving

Returns are on the increase, and while some retail brands are fantastic at reverse logistics, others still need to work on their returns strategy to keep customer satisfied.

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.

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