An Post CEO David McRedmond

An Post CEO David McRedmond

An Post CEO David McRedmond is my special guest this week, talking about the postal workforce:

  • How sustainability relates to the concept of decent work

  • What offering decent work means for the workforce and for customers

  • The connection between the post and the community

  • The flexibility of other work engagement models (such as the gig economy)

  • The pressure and innovation springing from e-commerce

  • The downsides of the gig economy on workers and society

  • The value of postal employees

Then Dean Maciuba, Director Consulting Services at Logistics Trends & Insights joins me to discuss smaller warehouses located closer to population centres:

  • Fulfilment centre location and speed of delivery

  • If costs per square metre increase, will e-commerce delivery costs go up?

  • Restocking fulfilment centres – the “middle mile”

  • Will last mile costs be less if fulfilment centres are closer to the consumer?

  • Size of the vehicle and implications for last mile costs

  • Congestion, emissions, and noise

  • Locations for urban fulfilment centres

  • Growth in industrial rents – and the factors behind this growth

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About The Author

Ian Kerr

Ian Kerr is the founder and host of the Postal Hub Podcast. He has presented at many prominent postal and delivery events, and has contributed articles to Post&Parcel, the Mail & Express Review as well as chapters in Reinventing the post (2013) and Exploring New Frontiers: Reshaping the postal industry (2018).

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