Rail industry-Who’s the new boss?
Traditional business models of train owners, operators, system integrators and suppliers are evolving, changing the old balance of rolling stock and services revenues between system integrators and suppliers, risk allocation (technical warranties, operating KPIs…) and cash flows / financing needs between them.
The Fukushima disaster is an example at a much bigger scale which highlights the fragility of the supply chains of a lot of industries, and which shows that companies are usually not aware of the existence of upstream “neuralgic hearts”. The breaks in production (automotive, trains…) which happened because one single component was missing are an obvious illustration of this statementMore
Seaports are vital for prosperity and growth. CVA believes differentiation can be achieved through embedding the entire port business into the Smart concept, ranging from processing and services to partnerships and energy
Transportation & Logistics
E-commerce or the renaissance of the postal sector
The emergence of e-commerce and its enormous growth rate has not only led to the renaissance of the postal sector but has restructured the parcel market as a whole. Market dynamics result in increased pressure on B2C network players to enhance service offerings at the highest quality standards and lowest price points in an environment where input costs are continuously on the rise.
Global trends in sustainability have emerged as the world’s population surpasses 7bn and resources become increasingly scarce. As a result, pressure is increased to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions but in addion to this, new opportunities emerge.
Health & Homecare
The needs of an ageing population and an increased focus on health creates new opportunities for logistics players to develop capabilities and businesses in the field of health and homecare
Partnerships & Collaboration
In todays' interconnected world, many players using traditional sole ownership-based network models lack the resources and/or time to achieve the reach and network coverage necessary to satisfy demands. Furthermore, ownership networks are limited by the assets and structures the networks were built upon. A transportation network model based around collaboration is flexible enough to face these challenges and cope with the demands of the modern world.