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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.
Commentary - Voices on Infrastructure

Declining bus ridership Improving the efficiency of transit networks

– Transport authorities are navigating lower public-transit ridership, declining air quality, and growing financial pressures. Integrating... bus networks into the broader urban infrastructure is key.
Commentary - Voices on Infrastructure

Building the infrastructure for the future of mobility

– Our road and rail infrastructure is not ready for the future of mobility. Owners and operators should act now or risk being left... behind.
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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.

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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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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 transform your airline

– Airline transformations are often necessary—and always difficult. We lay out five rules for success.
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