Efficiency & effectiveness in rail operations

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Travel & Transportation October 2017

Efficiency & effectiveness in rail operations

The role of long-term capex planning and major asset renewal and replacement

In this Viewpoint, we examine the challenge faced by major rail operators in Asia as they seek to address the unavoidable reality of aging assets, while at the same time delivering major capital projects. We then highlight the role that effective long-term capex planning and execution can play in helping operators to overcome the "totex dilemma" and optimize the efficiency and effectiveness of rail operations. [...]

Autonomous Driving in an Urban Context

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Travel & Transportation October 2017

Autonomous Driving in an Urban Context

In our Munich office we carried out an Executive Roundtable covering the topic of “Autonomous Driving in an Urban Context”.

The aim of the event was to provide its participants with the opportunity to be part of an interactive, cross-industry session with exchanges of real-life experiences presented by top management representatives from the automotive, telecommunication, engineering and electronics industries, as well as from technology start-ups. [...]

A tipping point in airport-industry economics: securing profits in uncertain times

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Travel & Transportation October 2017

A tipping point in airport-industry economics: securing profits in uncertain times

Arthur D. Little explores how airports must adapt their business models

At a time when the airport industry has never been so attractive, Arthur D. Little explores how airports must deal with fundamental disruptions in their business models. This calls for strong CxO focus and bolder and faster moves to guarantee value creation for all stakeholders in the ecosystem. [...]

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. [...]

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