Airline cybersecurity: What happens when prevention fails?

December 6, 2016
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By Jonathan Kletzel, US Transportation & Logistics Leader In my last blog post on airline cybersecurity, I talked at length about how to minimize the possibility of a cyberattack. But no plan is foolproof. So I can’t overstate the importance of having effective defenses when an attack occurs. Note, I said “when,” not if, because attacks […]

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How I learned to stop worrying and love the (semi) autonomous truck

December 1, 2016
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By Andrew Schmahl, Principal, PwC’s Strategy& Hardly a day passes anymore without some form of hype regarding autonomous vehicles. Citing stunning advances in technology and major increases in financing, the press and chatter on social media are filled with anecdotes relating to the inevitable march of tech companies and OEMs towards creating vehicles that will […]

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How can airlines improve the passenger experience? IATA’s 2016 survey results

November 28, 2016
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By Jon Glick, Partner, Customer Experience & Loyalty, PwC The results of the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) 2016 Global Passenger Survey (GPS), on which I recently shared perspectives at IATA’s World Passenger Symposium, show a continued uptick in world travel as average airfares have declined. Not only are more people flying, but they are […]

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Five post-election topics on the mind of domestic manufacturers

November 22, 2016
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By Robert McCutcheon, Partner, US Industrial Products Leader Undoubtedly, there will continue to be significant questions about the future of domestic manufacturing post-election. With Republican control of both the White House and Congress, one thing seems clear: Change is coming. Here are the five key policy discussions that could have significant implications for domestic manufacturing […]

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Humans and robots: Will they make each other better?

November 17, 2016
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By Robert McCutcheon, Partner, US Industrial Products Leader For decades, industrial robots have been large, stationary boxes that handle heavy and dangerous tasks. Now a breed of smaller, nimbler robots are being let loose on factory floors. Indeed, robots have risen. But now, they’re sidling up to our workbenches, literally reaching for our hand. Help […]

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Gleaning insights from senior tax executives in the midst of unprecedented change

November 10, 2016
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By John Livingstone, US Industrial Products Tax Leader, PwC Our learnings from several years of hosting our senior tax executive forum for industrial products and services clients have been invaluable  ̶  not only for our clients, but also for broadening our own perspectives. Most recently, we hosted a client forum in Washington, DC, where we […]

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The “What’s in it for my business” approach to Next Manufacturing

November 1, 2016
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By Steve Pillsbury, Principal, PwC’s US Industrial Products practice Next manufacturing. Internet of Things (IoT). Industry 4.0. Digitization. It seems as if new terms to describe the technological transformation happening within manufacturing pop up daily. Like all things shiny and new, it’s easy to be swayed by the desire to incorporate new technologies as a […]

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Portfolio coherence top of mind for industrial products companies

October 27, 2016
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By Robert McCutcheon, Partner, US Industrial Products Leader, PwC Today’s low growth macroeconomic environment is making it difficult for companies to find growth, to the extent that companies are tending to grow inorganically. That in turn is driving M&A activity across the industries. Companies are shifting their portfolio, rationalizing and getting back to the core […]

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How technology is driving logistics this holiday season

October 20, 2016
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By Andrew Schmahl, Principal, PwC’s Strategy& Holiday shopping season is upon us. Gone are the days when logistics companies could get by simply focusing on operations. The ability to provide on-time deliveries now meets only a minimum standard of success, despite extreme weather and increased volumes going through the same infrastructure. Today’s empowered shoppers are […]

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Diversity in A&D is not where it should be

October 13, 2016
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By Susan Wright, Aerospace & Defense Advisory IT Managing Director, PwC Growing up, my parents always told me the sky was the limit. I’d imagine they weren’t unique in their determination to instill in me a belief that I could achieve everything I set my heart to through hard work and dedication. But their perspective […]

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