Digital platforms in freight transportation

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Travel & Transportation, Strategy & Organization September 2017

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 narrow focus on clearly delineated market segments currently restricts their disruption potential. However, the longterm effect on the industry can be immense, as other sectors have shown. [...]

China’s commercial aircraft take-off

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Manufacturing, Travel & Transportation June 2017

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 the creation of COMAC and AECC, and identifies the key aspects to be closely monitored by Western players. [...]

The ultimate battle in the sky – reinventing the long-haul travel experience

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Travel & Transportation February 2017

The ultimate battle in the sky – reinventing the long-haul travel experience

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

Since the mid 2000s the air-transport industry has been in an era of hyper-competition. Medium-haul has been irreversibly disrupted, and the sector has become a mass-market industry. Now airlines are preparing for the next battle in the sky: the fight for the long-haul traveler. [...]

Airport Parking

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Travel & Transportation, Strategy & Organization May 2016

Airport Parking

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

Airport parking activities are an important contributor to the commercial revenue streams of airports. Airports must therefore offer attractive portfolios of parking products at the right prices to contribute to the overall experience of the airport passenger. [...]

Assurance of your growing business

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Travel & Transportation, Risk May 2016

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 performance in a new business from day one demands a focused approach to managing change during mobilization. This paper introduces some pragmatic good practices, leveraging recent developments in the rail sector, which can be deployed in what is often a poorly managed process, to avoid unexpected losses and deliver a smoother startup. [...]

China: the next pioneer in new mobility?

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Travel & Transportation April 2016

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 revolution is under way in China, enabled by digitalization and a unique ecosystem. [...]

Aviation Alliance Strategy

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Travel & Transportation, Strategy & Organization February 2016

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-examines the global alliance model and considers the future of cooperative strategy in the aviation sector as the industry enters a new competitive era. [...]

Urban Logistics

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Travel & Transportation June 2015

Urban Logistics

How to unlock value from last mile delivery for cities, transporters and retailers

Today, 64% of all travel happens within urban environments, and the total amount of urban kilometers traveled is expected to triple by 2050. A similar trend is anticipated in terms of urban goods distribution, with e-commerce being the fastest-growing driver of urban deliveries, which also impacts the length and fragmentation of urban logistics flows. As a growing number of vehicles in urban areas implies increased congestion, air pollution and noise, which negatively impact traffic safety, quality of life and urban economic competitiveness, more and more cities are experiencing issues related to last mile delivery of goods.
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Airports 4.0

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Travel & Transportation May 2015

Airports 4.0

Impact of Digital Transformation on Airport Economics

Airports are at the fore-front of global challenges and innovations of our society and business, among which Digital Transformation. Arthur D. Little highlights the impact of Digital Transformation on Airport Economics. [...]

Unlock the hidden value of infrastructure

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Travel & Transportation January 2015

Unlock the hidden value of infrastructure

Commercial offering – the new value engine of airports, stations, highways, stadiums and hospitals

Airports, PT stations, railway stations, stadiums, highways, clinics and hospitals are diversifying their activities in retail and services to secure sustainable new growth relays and enhance customer experience. The need for additional value creation and customer experience improvement is leading infrastructure operators to redesign their commercial and services strategies. Airport hubs are already changing infrastructures to the “airport city” concept – a destination in itself. Infrastructures are at a turning point, and should catch up with the example of airports by setting new objectives, upgrading offers and designing new industrial strategies. Read more to find out about the value engine and strategies for success. [...]

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