Fall 2011 OWTL
Oliver Wyman is pleased to present the Fall 2011 edition of our Oliver Wyman Transport & Logistics Journal, a publication that examines issues facing the global transportation and logistics industries. This issue highlights new thinking and strategies that we believe can give transportation providers an edge in what continues to be a challenging economic environment.
“Growth Strategies for Profitable Logistics” examines the recent phenomenal revenue growth of leading logistics companies—driven mainly by M&A. These activities have proven difficult to translate into profits, however, without parallel attention to optimizing critical performance levers.
In “Rail Outlook: Interview with Oscar Munoz,” the Executive Vice President and CFO of CSX provides his perspectives on the current and future state of railroading in North America, including challenges the industry faces and factors that will continue to drive growth.
“Coming to a Road Near You: E-Mobility,” presents recent Oliver Wyman research on transportation electrification. Through 2040, e-mobility can be expected to increasingly impact all avenues of transport—creating many new opportunity spaces for savvy businesses.
We next offer a pair of short perspectives on fleet costs: “Why Airlines Need a New Aircraft Purchasing Strategy” looks at how the total cost of ownership needs to figure more heavily into new aircraft purchases. “Optimizing Fleet Management Costs in Public Transit” describes the options that exist to better manage and reduce transit fleet costs.
“Scheduled Operations: Not Just for Railroads Anymore” discusses a concept that has revolutionized how freight railroads operate, and which could be applicable to a wide range of other transport modes.
And finally, “Dynamic Risk Management in Infrastructure Finance” addresses how the risks of large infrastructure projects can be better managed—and reduced—through dynamic risk modeling, ensuring projects are both approved and completed.