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Airline retailing: The value at stake

– A new report explains how the industry can capture $40 billion in additional value—and the challenges that must be overcome.
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How airlines should manage IT failures and security breaches to improve operational stability

– To face up to challenges stemming from digital innovation, airline executives should work to secure technology delivery, manage... cyberrisk, and address costs, among other actions.
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How Chinese airlines can brace for impending turbulence

– The coming years could prove challenging for Chinese airlines, which are already battling economic losses. They should focus on... five opportunities.
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Navigating the EU rail-market liberalization

– The European Union’s liberalization of the commercial long-distance passenger-rail market will have sizable impact for both operators... and investors, potentially benefiting the entire rail industry.
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Automation in logistics: Big opportunity, bigger uncertainty

– As e-commerce volumes soar, many logistics and parcel companies hope that automation is the answer. But as this second article... in our series on disruption explains, things are not so simple.

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A vision for China’s parcel-delivery industry

– Eddie Huang is second-in-command at SF Express, one of the world’s largest providers of delivery services. He sees a future... of double-digit growth and ever-faster delivery times—as well as challenges related to technology and talent.
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Debate: Will delivery UAVs scale by 2030?

– Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), commonly known as drones, are a hot topic of debate. McKinsey asked two professionals close to... the issue to weigh in on whether they believe UAVs will gain traction and claim a significant share of urban deliveries by 2030.
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The endgame for postal networks: How to win in the age of e-commerce

– The e-commerce megatrend is a big opportunity for postal players, but market and competitive dynamics are squeezing incumbents.... Three winning tactics can help these companies stay competitive.
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A new look at autonomous-vehicle infrastructure

– What infrastructure improvements will promote the growth of autonomous vehicles while simultaneously encouraging shared ridership?
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The coming shakeout in industrial distribution

– And five keys to outperformance in the years ahead.
Interview - McKinsey Quarterly

New carmaker on the block: Byton’s CEO on China’s car of the future

– Carsten Breitfeld, an industry veteran turned disruptor, explains how his Chinese-conceived, globally oriented start-up is tuned... for the emerging mobility transformation. 
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Air-mobility solutions: What they’ll need to take off

– Innovators are designing air taxis and delivery drones. But these won’t take flight unless stakeholders accelerate investment... in air-mobility infrastructure.
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Leading from the front line: How airlines can boost ancillary revenues

– Ancillary 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.
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How China’s largest online travel agency connects the world: An interview with Ctrip CEO Jane Sun

– High-spending Chinese travelers are an important consumer segment, and few companies are positioned to understand them better... than Ctrip.
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Taking on airlines’ toughest challenges

– Aviation 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.
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A regional view of truck-industry profit pools

– How will profits for the truck industry develop in China, Europe, North America, and beyond—and what does that mean for... the competitive landscape?
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