Travel, Transport & Logistics

Our Travel, Transport & Logistics Practice helps clients transform challenges into growth opportunities and competitive advantage. Expertise in areas such as network management and pricing and revenue management supplements our strong foundation in strategy, operations, and organizational development.

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Flowing southward: An interview with DHL’s Roger Crook

May 2014—A global marketplace requires new approaches to coordinating and moving freight. The CEO of DHL Global Forwarding explains the challenges—and opportunities.more

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The economics underlying airline competition

December 2013—Budget carriers face difficult odds moving into the most profitable sector of the airline industry.more

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How to make a city great

September 2013—By 2030, 60 percent of the world’s population will live in cities. That could mean great things for economic growth—if the cities handle their expansion wisely. Here’s how.more

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A cost curve to improve road safety

September 2013—By more fully evaluating available countermeasures, stakeholders can focus on the most effective ones.more

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The US growth opportunity in infrastructure

August 2013—Laura D’Andrea Tyson, professor at the University of California at Berkeley and an adviser to the McKinsey Global Institute, explores McKinsey research on “game changers,” such as infrastructure investment, that can deliver immediate and long-term benefits to the US economy.more

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China’s next chapter: The infrastructure and environmental challenge

June 2013—McKinsey’s Jonathan Woetzel explores China’s huge infrastructure program and the country’s plans to build sustainable urban clusters for hundreds of millions of its people.more

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The trouble with travel distribution

February 2012—It’s among the biggest e-commerce markets, and maybe its most turbulent. To compete, players must define their place in travel’s next wave.more

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“Flying people, not planes”: The CEO of Bombardier on building a world-class culture

March 2011—Pierre Beaudoin explains how a company driven by engineering goals learned to focus on customer expectations, teamwork, and continuous improvement.more

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Transforming India’s logistics infrastructure

September 2010—To get the most from massive investments, India must adopt a coordinated approach that aligns the development of each transport mode with the country’s needs.more

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Building the supply chain of the future

January 2011—Getting there means ditching today’s monolithic model in favor of splintered supply chains that dismantle complexity, and using manufacturing networks to hedge uncertainty.more

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