Are Business Decisions in today’s data-rich world actually data driven? If you wonder what the answer to that question is, then follow the link below to read an interesting opinion from Guy Cuthbert of Atheon Analytics.
The success enjoyed by pioneer and leading Low Cost airlines such as Southwest and Ryanair may have inadvertently given the concept the outlook of a “silver bullet” with regards to the Airline Industry’s perennial profit challenge. However, as deeper analysis and observation over time now indicates, it takes more than just “low costs” to be profitable in the Airline industry.
As Martin Roebuck observes in his article written for the Airline Fleet Management (AFM) website and titled “Leading LCCs: Is low-cost enough?”, the original low cost model championed by pioneers like Ryanair remains in existence to date but many of latter day low cost carriers have now gone beyond its remit.
Follow this link to read Martin’s article – Leading LCCs: Is low-cost enough? – Airline Fleet Management.
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner has been in the news with what have been referred to as “teething” problems of a new product. The biggest challenge Boeing has faced with the Dreamliner so far was the grounding of the entire fleet this past January following failure in its lithium-iron battery. Follow the link below to MIT Sloan’s Prof Steven Eppinger‘s “Systems Engineering” view on the Dreamliner’s teething problems.