Brendan Richards

Brendan Richards

National Sector Leader, Transport & Logistics

Articles by Brendan Richards

Business & Economy

Playing the logistics game for real

In logistics and transport games are being used in everything from picking and packing, to shift management and to safe and fuel-efficient driving.

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Business & Economy

Logistics is not an industry – it’s the function of movement itself

Developing a logistics mindset, can help businesses discover tremendous opportunities and sometimes those opportunities are the simplest of things.

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Innovation & Digital

To the Moon and now Mars – the logistics of space

Sustainable space exploration is going to require interplanetary supply chain management. We’re talking space logistics and it is a very real thing.

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Innovation & Digital

Amazon is not a threat. It’s an opportunity.

My view is that far from being a threat to transport operators, Amazon and others of its ilk might actually be a saviour.

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Innovation & Digital

Are body-parts warehouses the next big thing?

As cool as AI and blockchain might be, the real tech gamechanger (from a logistics perspective) is 3D printing.

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Business & Economy

From cost centre to profit centre: reinventing the transport industry

The transport industry in Australia is under enormous pressure to reassert its relevance and add value to its clients.

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Innovation & Digital

Your face is becoming a barcode and the world a warehouse

The barcode – a simple collection of lines printed on a piece of paper – is one of the most important inventions of the 20th Century.

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Innovation & Digital

Only autonomous vehicles can save the Australian transport industry

KPMG’s recent publication, ‘Australia’s future transport and mobility’ opines that autonomous vehicles will play a major role in realising Australia’s vision.

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Business & Economy

Retail catches a cold; transport prepares for the flu

Retail is in the doldrums, with a blocked nose, sore throat and a wintry cold right in the middle of summer. But the infection won’t be limited to retailers

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