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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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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.
Podcast - McKinsey Quarterly

Getting beyond gridlock in cities

– With more than half the world’s population living in cities, congestion and pollution are worsening. Technology may hold... the solution—but only if city governments and companies collaborate.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Mobility’s second great inflection point

– Radically new dynamics in the early 20th century transformed cars and, in turn, the world. Here’s why the next great inflection... point is upon us, auguring changes no less profound.
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Start me up: Where mobility investments are going

– Our latest mobility start-up and investment tally shows the industry invested $120 billion in the last 24 months as it prepares... for the years to come.

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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?
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

The road to seamless urban mobility

– Will the coming mobility revolution make urban traffic better, or worse?
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How to serve today’s digital traveler

– Travel went digital a long time ago, but the digital customer isn’t standing still.
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Distraction or disruption? Autonomous trucks gain ground in US logistics

– As logistics goes digital, profound changes are coming to industry structure, operations, and profits. In the first of a series,... we examine the impact of autonomous trucks.
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