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Digital platforms in freight transportation

A true industry disruptor?

The wind of change is blowing strongly in transportation & logistics. Digitization is in full swing: it is opening a whole portfolio of new opportunities to reduce costs, differentiate product offerings and redefine business models. Digital freight platforms are driving the transformation. The...
Travel & transportation, Strategy, Organization & transformation

China’s commercial aircraft take-off

Arthur D. Little looks at the recent development of the Chinese commercial aircraft industry

For the global aeronautical industry, China represents the largest commercial opportunity of the coming 10 years, and the biggest competitive threat for the decades to follow. Arthur D. Little reviews the development of the Chinese aeronautical industry, which recently accelerated with...
Aerospace & defense, Travel & transportation

Interview with Mattar Al Tayer, Director general &

As Chairman for RTA, how would you describe the urban mobility sector in Dubai?The urban mobility sector in Dubai is dynamic. Change is constant, and adapting to change is what the RTA is striving for. This helps the entity plan and deliver the transport infrastructure and...
Travel & transportation

Urban mobility – Learnings from the Middle East

The Middle East may have been late to urbanization, but this has provided a unique opportunity to shape its urban-mobility strategies. Rather than adopting a piecemeal approach, leaders such as Dubai are following an ecosystem model that addresses mobility holistically. In this article, the authors...
Travel & transportation

Logistics 4.0 – Facing digitalization- driven disruption

At a time of market transformation, legacy logistics players (LLPs) risk being held back by the weight of their past, with static organizations, old IT systems, and complex processes preventing them from competing. As Logistics 4.0 becomes a reality, how can LLPs set their future strategies and...
Travel & transportation, Digital company transformation

The ultimate battle in the sky

Arthur D. Little explores the future development of long-haul air travel

Winning the long-haul battle is key to compete in the up-coming “hyper-consolidation” eraThe low-cost model is finally emerging for long-haul flights, and even still being in its infancy, it is raising the question of the economic sustainability and the future of legacy carriers....
Aerospace & defense, Travel & transportation

Airport parking

How to maximize customer experience and value creation from airport parking activities

Setting the sceneOver the past few decades, airports have evolved from mere infrastructure providers to hubs of commercial activities. The continuous growth in passenger traffic and coverage of destinations, coming from the hub strategy of legacy airlines as well as from the rise of low-cost...
Travel & transportation

Assurance of your growing business

Are your new operations really as ready as you think?

As corporations extend their footprint into new geographies or new types of operations they face many challenges, not least of which is the potential for unexpected losses that can damage operations, corporate reputation, brand and business performance. Establishing strong and safe operational...
Travel & transportation, Risk

China: the next pioneer in new mobility?

Why digitally enabled mobility is rising so fast in China

Taxi-hailing platforms in China have been in the spotlight recently, with the merger of Kuaidi and Didi totalizing more than 250 million users and launching a chauffeur service that two years ago was only known through Uber outside China. In addition to these impressive figures, a mobility...
Automotive, Travel & transportation

Aviation Alliance Strategy

Beyond the global alliance model?

In the context of a challenging macro environment, the global aviation sector is facing unprecedented change due to advances in aircraft technology, disruptive business models and a new generation of digitally enabled passenger. In light of these “hyper-competitive” pressures, Arthur D. Little re-...
Travel & transportation