Brendan Richards

Brendan Richards

Partner, National Head, Transport & Logistics

Articles by Brendan Richards

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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Business & Economy

Santa’s elves – the masters of logistics: an exclusive interview with Chief Elf Barry

It’s that time of year again. The world’s biggest air freight operation swings into action as Santa and his elves deliver presents to just over 525,000,000 children around the world in a mere 22 hours. How do they do it?

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Business & Economy

What if the standard you’re copying is exactly what’s holding you back?

Not all standards are good things and truly great things are never standard as with the case when the space shuttle program was limited by the US standard railroad gauge.

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