Brendan Richards

Brendan Richards

National Sector Leader, Transport & Logistics

Articles by Brendan Richards

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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Business & Economy

Bad nuts are killing your business and you may be one of them

In Roald Dahl’s famous 1964 children’s novel ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”, Veruca Salt is a greedy, demanding, manipulative brat who demands everything she wants NOW!

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Business & Economy

The biggest threat to the transport industry is not what you think.

I often get asked what I consider to be the biggest threat to the transport industry and the answer is pretty simple – technology.

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Business & Economy

The people who embrace evolution become the revolution

If you spend all your time looking for the next big thing of the future you will miss all the little evolutions that are creating it right now.

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Business & Economy

Amateurs talk strategy. Professionals talk logistics!

Anyone over the age of 40 will be familiar with the T.V. series MASH and the fact it was based on true stories. What may be less familiar is the…

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Government & Public Sector

Worrying over your fuel tax credits? Technology makes it easy.

If you are in the transport industry, the one bill that will really make you wince every time you look at it is your fuel bill.

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Business & Economy

There’s more to a long line than a boring wait. Queue up a competitive advantage

We tend to associate queues with people. If we spot a line of people, we see a queue. But a logistics mindset sees queues everywhere.

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