In recent years, McKinsey consultants have served leading travel, transport, and logistics corporations in more than 2,000 projects around the world, from South Africa to the Arctic. The practice includes more than 80 partners and several hundred consultants with a broad spectrum of experience and expertise. We also rely on the practical experience of our project teams to develop new concepts and consulting approaches.
At the same time, our practice members continue to expand our specialist capabilities and expertise into a global network of researchers supporting our consultants. These specialists help our teams in their search for information, generating industry perspectives and corporate analyses. In addition, a team of modeling experts and systems analysts works on developing complex mathematical models for tasks such as optimizing networks.
Our clients range from local and long-distance public transport companies to leisure travel groups and logistics service providers. While each client's company is unique, all depend on physical networks to cover distances. Spurred by globalization, these logistics networks have advanced to span the world. This capital-intensive industry encompasses means of transport, platforms, ports, warehouses, and airports. Only companies that manage to optimally combine and utilize these assets have a fair chance of surviving the tough competition with providers from the same or related industries and helping to shape tomorrow's flow of goods.