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Integrated Mobility Platforms

How to win the customer in tomorrow’s world of smart mobility

Global trends towards urbanization are confronting cities and governments with new sets of challenges related to public safety and security, the supply and consumption of energy, waste treatment, and traffic management. In 2013 alone, the cost of congestion in the US – defined as fuel plus...
Travel & transportation, Marketing & sales

Is tender excellence on your radar?

How transportation & logistics companies can achieve the next level

Tender management remains one of the most business-critical jobs for logistics companies. A significant share of revenue is generated from bids, with the aggregated value of tenders amounting up to billions of euros p.a. for large organizations.As a result, tender management is the arena in which...
Travel & transportation

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...
Travel & transportation

A tipping point in airport-industry economics

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....
Travel & transportation

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 & Chairman of the Board of

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

Value Added Logistics

Innovation in logistics reaps clear benefits

While innovation has always been judged as the growth engine of society, in the field of logistics its importance is still underestimated. However, a recent study by the European Logistics Association (ELA) and Arthur D. Little shows that innovation excellence in logistics does lead to significant...
Travel & transportation