What makes transportation smart?

McKinsey

But does that mean transportation is smart? On-demand mobility, ridesharing, and electric vehicles are becoming commonplace. Three experts respond. Insights on Capital Projects & Infrastructure

Four futures for the container transport industry

McKinsey

McKinsey and TT Club imagine four possible futures for container transport. Insights on Travel, Transport & LogisticsDoes disruption loom for the industry that underpins global trade?

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Building smart transport in Moscow

McKinsey

Moscow addressed its road and public transit congestion problems and developed one of the world’s smartest and most-used public transportation systems.

The department of transportation of the future

McKinsey

Transportation will be dramatically different in ten years. To adapt, public entities and stakeholders must act today. Our Insights

Getting Ahead of the Megatrends in Transportation and Logistics

BCG

This is an excerpt from Transportation and Logistics in a Changing World: The Journey Back to Profitable Growth (BCG report, October 2016). Article Tuesday, October 18, 2016.

The year of future transportation: An interview with Seoul Mayor Park Wonsoon

McKinsey

As Seoul’s mayor seeks to bring transportation improvements to the city, he must carefully consider how to implement sustainable infrastructure and new technologies to best meet citizens’ needs.

Transportation and Logistics in a Changing World: The Journey Back to Profitable Growth

BCG

Are these good times or bad times for the transportation and logistics (T&L) industry? Report Tuesday, October 18, 2016. The industry has grown significantly since the turn of the millennium, and most segments emerged from the 2008 financial crisis with strong growth prospects.

Disrupting transportation: We need to think bigger than cars

McKinsey

Connectivity could dramatically change the commute of the future. Our Insights

‘A physical version of the Internet’: How Hyperloop could be the broadband of transportation

McKinsey

Proponents of the high-speed technology envision an end-to-end revolution in transportation. Our Insights

Redesigning the public transportation experience: London’s contactless card system

McKinsey

The journey to a ticket-free transit system—and the path ahead. Our Insights

Urban commercial transport and the future of mobility

McKinsey

Commercial traffic clogs city streets, contributes to pollution, and drives up the cost of doing business. But there are many ways to do better. Our Insights

Technology Is Changing Transportation, and Cities Should Adapt

Harvard Business

Research has shown , for example, that the more people use shared private transportation like ride-hailing apps, the more likely they are to also use public transit. This approach has merit, given how difficult it is to predict the behaviors of traditional transport businesses, advanced mobility services, and city residents. Cities can also explore opportunities to improve transportation access and ensure that all of their inhabitants benefit from advances in mobility.

Electric road systems: The future of freight transport

McKinsey

How electrification is helping Sweden meet its environmental sustainability goals. Our Insights

Advanced analytics can drive the next wave of growth for transportation and logistics companies

McKinsey

Even without perfect data, T&L companies can generate sales growth through analytics-based insights. Here’s how it’s done. Marketing & Sales Insights

Cass Truck Transportation Index in Freefall

MishTalk

The Cass Truckload Linehaul Index is down for the third consecutive month. It’s a measure of market fluctuations in per-mile truckload … Continue reading → Economics

Last-mile package delivery in 2030

McKinsey

Insights on Travel, Transport & LogisticsFour McKinsey partners talk drones and disruptions.

Durable Goods Orders Decline 2%, Led by Transportation; QE Bounce Effect is Over; Recession on the Way?

MishTalk

Transportation equipment, specifically aircraft orders, are once again skewing durable goods orders which fell 2.0 Excluding transportation, durable goods were unchanged which is slightly lower than expected. The decline ex-transportation was not expected.

Future Disruptions in Transportation--2014 and Beyond

Strategy+Business

How same-day delivery, 3D printing, and autonomous vehicles will affect the sector

The Impact of Reduced Oil Prices on the Transportation Sector

Strategy+Business

Lower energy costs may bring about a better customer experience for the long-suffering flying public

How to transport your ties safely – for a few pennies.

Killer Consultant

Some small things just make life easier when travelling. Pretty near the top comes one of the cheapest accessories: Small resealable plastic bags. In Europe, we have been forced to put all liquids in plastic bags of 1 litre capacity for some years now. It turns out, those bags come in handy for many purposes. One I want to share with you today: Keeping an unused tie clean and wrinkle-free!

How airlines should manage IT failures and security breaches to improve operational stability

McKinsey

Insights on Travel, Transport & LogisticsTo face up to challenges stemming from digital innovation, airline executives should work to secure technology delivery, manage cyberrisk, and address costs, among other actions.

What Should Transportation Systems Look Like in Tomorrow’s Cities ? - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM DELOITTE

Harvard Business

Sponsor content from Deloitte. Innovation Sponsor Content

Munich Lockdown In Shooting Rampage, Public Transportation Suspended

MishTalk

A shooting rampage is underway in Munich. This is an update to Shooting Spree in Munich Mall and Marienplatz Metro … Continue reading → Economics

Miles ahead: How to improve airline customer-loyalty programs

McKinsey

Insights on Travel, Transport & LogisticsWithout a new approach, airline loyalty programs risk alienating many customers.

Navigating the EU rail-market liberalization

McKinsey

Insights on Travel, Transport & LogisticsThe European Union’s liberalization of the commercial long-distance passenger-rail market will have sizable impact for both operators and investors, potentially benefiting the entire rail industry.

Bulky is beautiful: How Wayfair is poised to meet massive new demand for home goods—and home delivery

McKinsey

Insights on Travel, Transport & LogisticsThe e-commerce giant’s supply-chain leader explains how delivery is done today and how things might change tomorrow.

Automation Isn’t About to Make Truckers Obsolete

Harvard Business

Labor Technology Transportation Digital ArticleThree reasons not to panic.

Automation in logistics: Big opportunity, bigger uncertainty

McKinsey

Insights on Travel, Transport & LogisticsAs e-commerce volumes soar, many logistics and parcel companies hope that automation is the answer. But as this second article in our series on disruption explains, things are not so simple.

How to serve today’s digital traveler

McKinsey

Insights on Travel, Transport & LogisticsTravel went digital a long time ago, but the digital customer isn’t standing still.

The future of automated ports

McKinsey

Insights on Travel, Transport & LogisticsThe challenges are significant, but careful planning and implementation can surmount them.

How Chinese airlines can brace for impending turbulence

McKinsey

Insights on Travel, Transport & LogisticsThe coming years could prove challenging for Chinese airlines, which are already battling economic losses. They should focus on five opportunities.

Cars, Trains, Planes Hacked… A Transportation Risk That Leaves Us All Vulnerable

Melissa Agnes

If you work in the transportation and/or travel industry, this should scare the crap out of you too – otherwise, we’re all screwed. If you want a better idea of what I’m talking about, watch the following short video by NBC New York : Dear transportation industry, WAKE UP!!!

How to transform your airline

McKinsey

Insights on Travel, Transport & LogisticsAirline transformations are often necessary—and always difficult. We lay out five rules for success.

Hu?nyíng to the new Chinese traveler

McKinsey

Insights on Travel, Transport & LogisticsOur new research finds that Chinese tourists are broadening their horizons in many ways.

Does your airline still cross seat belts? A ten-point lean checklist for leaders

McKinsey

Insights on Travel, Transport & LogisticsWasteful processes abound at many supposedly lean airlines. How does yours measure up?

s+b Trend Watch: 3D Printing's Impact on the Transportation Industry

Strategy+Business

As 3D printing becomes more common, many products, their parts, or the raw materials needed in their manufacture can be made locally--reducing or eliminating the need to ship them to market. Certain products, those that are both highly suitable for 3D printing and have a relatively high cost of shipping, are particularly vulnerable

The endgame for postal networks: How to win in the age of e-commerce

McKinsey

Insights on Travel, Transport & LogisticsThe e-commerce megatrend is a big opportunity for postal players, but market and competitive dynamics are squeezing incumbents. Three winning tactics can help these companies stay competitive.