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?

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.

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.

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

‘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

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

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.

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

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 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 to transform your airline

McKinsey

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

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.

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

How Boeing Should Have Responded to the 737 Max Safety Crisis

Harvard Business

Crisis management Leadership Transportation Digital ArticleThe company missed a crucial leadership task.

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.

Leading from the front line: How airlines can boost ancillary revenues

McKinsey

Insights on Travel, Transport & LogisticsAncillary revenues are rising, and airlines increasingly depend on them. The next step forward: Efforts to help frontline employees collect these fees and charges more effectively.

Taxiing for takeoff: The flying cab in your future

McKinsey

Insights on Travel, Transport & LogisticsHow big is the potential market for personal air mobility, and what will it take to develop it successfully?

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?

Distraction or disruption? Autonomous trucks gain ground in US logistics

McKinsey

Insights on Travel, Transport & LogisticsAs logistics goes digital, profound changes are coming to industry structure, operations, and profits. In the first of a series, we examine the impact of autonomous trucks.

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

Taking on airlines’ toughest challenges

McKinsey

Insights on Travel, Transport & LogisticsAviation is still an enormously demanding industry. This speech from a procurement summit touches on airline profitability, new approaches to cost cutting, and treating procurement as a valued partner.

Drivers Not Needed: Tesla "Autopilot" Software Allows Self-Parking Without Driver; Completely Driverless Public Transport Test in Arizona

MishTalk

Driverless transport to and from airports and around college campuses is the logical next step. Completely Driverless Public Transport Test in Arizona Spectrum reports Uber Could Be First to Test Completely Driverless Cars in Public Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has made no secret about wanting robots to replace human drivers in his rideshare service—and now he’s found somewhere to develop them. "Autopilot" Self-Parking Hate parking cars in tight spaces in garages or streets?

Taxiing for takeoff: The flying cab in your future

McKinsey

Insights on Travel, Transport & LogisticsHow big is the potential market for personal air mobility, and what will it take to develop it successfully?

Walk before you fly—capturing the digital opportunity in airlines

McKinsey

Insights on Travel, Transport & LogisticsA focused approach to digitization can help airlines create value faster than overambitious transformations do.

Technology delivered: Implications for cost, customers, and competition in the last-mile ecosystem

McKinsey

Insights on Travel, Transport & LogisticsWhat’s the outlook for the last-mile delivery ecosystem, given rapid development in technology? How will technological advances affect unit economics, customers, and competitive dynamics?

How to Turn Intangible Concepts into Tangible Services

The More Clients Blog

And you answer, “I’d like to buy some transportation.”. Well, yes, you want transportation, but the salesperson can’t actually sell you that, it’s only a concept. I know, this sounds stupid, nobody would try to buy ‘transportation.’. What are you actually selling?

How to Turn Intangible Concepts into Tangible Services

The More Clients Blog

And you answer, “I’d like to buy some transportation.”. Well, yes, you want transportation, but the salesperson can’t actually sell you that, it’s only a concept. I know, this sounds stupid, nobody would try to buy ‘transportation.’. What are you actually selling?

Travel and logistics: Data drives the race for customers

McKinsey

Insights on Travel, Transport & LogisticsWe analyzed data from 15 European countries to better understand emerging travel industry technology and customer needs in the travel and logistics sectors. What can companies in this space do to respond to shifts and sharpen their digitization strategies?

IoT Disruptions in 3 Industries and What You Can Learn From Them

Tom Spencer

Transport and Logistics. The efficient transport of both goods and people is a key aspect of the smooth running of any economy. Internet agriculture communications IoT transport

Who’s at the wheel? Changing culture and leadership to support innovation in autonomous vehicles

McKinsey

The new world of transport will demand different skills, capabilities, and culture. Our Insights

A Common Problem for Consulting Firm Rainmakers is Easy to Fix

David A Fields

Mentally transport yourself back in time 50 years to Princeton, New Jersey; a sleepy, college town that’s fertile ground for consulting firms.