Industrial manufacturing and automotive

The transport and logistics sectors in the Middle East are witnessing rapid growth and undergoing significant transformation. Liberalization, private-sector participation, and the desire to keep up with the rapidly growing needs of commuters, shippers, travelers, and tourists have all driven sector growth and development.

Strategy& offers transport consulting services for commercial carriers and shippers, public transportation agencies, and other clients in the private and public transport and logistics sectors. Our service offerings include providing expertise in strategy and policy, operations, organizational design, technology, and infrastructure. We apply innovative strategies and technologies that help our clients in the Middle East achieve profitability, business efficiency, greater infrastructure leverage, improvements in the customer experience, and growth or stability — and create value for stakeholders.

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Our thought leadership

Putting GCC transportation and logistics in the driver’s seat
GCC freight transportation and logistics companies should use new digital tools and applications to transform their businesses and keep up with their global competitors. Companies need to decide their business objectives and then apply a five layered digital transformation framework, in which technology is considered an enabling factor, to determine how to apply these technologies to achieve these goals.
Natural partners
Airports and airlines are natural partners that work together daily in many ways. However, they are missing opportunities to better coordinate to boost revenues, lower costs, improve efficiencies, and enhance their customers’ experience. Given the competitive pressures on the industry, these natural partners need to develop their relationship and exploit synergies wherever possible.
Tech-enabled transport
Innovative technologies offer GCC countries a means of managing significant fiscal, safety, environmental, and accessibility challenges in their transportation systems. Government authorities, ministries of transport, and other regional stakeholders need a four-part framework to regulate, pilot, build, and incentivize such technologies as autonomous vehicles, electric cars, drones, traffic management systems.
Connecting with the customer
Airlines have to transform their travel distribution model in direct and indirect channels. According to a joint report with Google, they must pursue closer partnerships with channel, content, and technology players. They should enhance internal capabilities to capture the opportunities of the new distribution trends and so become centered on customers in their organizational setup.
Today, most freight moves through the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)1 by truck. Trucking companies benefit from artificially low commercial costs because of fuel subsidies...
The construction industry in the GCC has grown rapidly over the past decade driven by such factors as high oil prices and a growing population. Construction companies expanded quickly with limited control of their costs, workforce skills, and capabilities.

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Ulrich Koegler
CNBC Arabia interviews Dr. Ulrich Koegler, Partner with Strategy& Middle East, to discuss the firm’s study ‘Putting GCC transportation and logistics in the driver's seat: Technologies for business transformation’.
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