Overcapacity and fragmentation continue to plague container shippers, eroding their profitability and total shareholder return. To survive, carriers will need to step up their internal transformation efforts and extract greater value from their alliances. Mastering a three-pronged framework for change while adopting more sophisticated alliance models will prove critical.
Growing demand for high-quality farm outputs, new sociopolitical priorities, changes in farming structures and practices, and developments in biotechnology will promote new business models in agriculture.
Far-flung teams in the mining industry, working under unpredictable conditions, have long struggled to operate with disciplined efficiency. But an integrated automation strategy just might change that.
Private investors in infrastructure projects worry about such political and regulatory risks as expropriation, community protests, unfair taxes, and corruption. This report provides a 20-point risk-mitigation framework.
Activist investors are circling the engineering, construction, and services industry, spurring many developed-world companies to intensify their focus on margins, operational excellence, and cost discipline.
Consumers say they can imagine making nearly 75 percent of their purchases online. To turn that vision into reality, retailers, carriers, and others will need to meet those buyers’ exacting expectations.
The market for third-party chemical distribution, particularly in the specialty chemical segment, continues to grow faster than the overall industry, creating real opportunities for both suppliers and distributors.