Brendan Richards

Brendan Richards

National Sector Leader, Transport & Logistics

Articles by Brendan Richards

Innovation & Digital

Same ingredients, different result. Is it in the giant leap or the small but critical step?

Where does the real value of innovation reside? Is it in the ability to discover something previously unknown or in the ability to combine what is already known in a different way?

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People & Community

The National Santa Shortage – the North Pole responds

With the news that Australia is facing a critical shortage of Santas this Christmas, Brendan Richard spoke to Santa’s Head of Elf Resources (HER), Barbara.

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Government & Public Sector

Is public transportation about to undergo a massive shift?

The biggest challenge is how we manage crowds. Avoiding rush-hour stress used to be about efficiency, and now it is about safety.

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Government & Public Sector

Christmas, COVID and the scourge of Fairy Dust: an interview with Santa’s Chief H’elf Officer, Brian

As you know, KPMG’s resident logistics expert, Brendan Richards has a hotline to Santa HQ and we asked him to get in touch to find out how the pandemic has impacted festive operations. Brendan spoke to Santa’s Chief H’elf Officer, Brian.

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Business & Economy

Is time up for ‘Just-in-Time’?

‘Just-in-Time’ has undeniable efficiencies but, in a time of crisis, it also leaves us woefully exposed.

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Business & Economy

The vaccine is the easy bit; distributing it to everyone is harder

As important as creating a vaccine may be, it’s just as essential to distribute it, and that requires a very specialised form of logistics that has long been neglected.

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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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