Brendan Richards

Brendan Richards

National Sector Leader, Transport & Logistics

Articles by Brendan Richards

Assurance & Risk

Santa keeps up with the times. An important interview with Chief Elf Bruce

It seems like every year something arises which challenges the spirit of Christmas. Most are handled with aplomb by Santa and his magical elves but every now and again something comes along which requires a major change in the way the jolly fellow operates.

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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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