For Advanced Business Solutions, the transportation market falls into distinct sub sectors, with each of these providing individual challenges. Our experience with existing clients and our understanding of this market place allows us to understand the challenges and provide solutions in particular for passenger transportation, freight, distribution and logistics.
The passenger transportation sector in the UK continues to see significant growth in passenger numbers and market share, with a total of over 40% increased growth over the past decade through bus, rail, airline and sea travel.
In addition, the Government is targeting increased passenger numbers, using rail and bus as an alternative form of travel, and is continuing to commit increased funding to supporting and improving the passenger transportation infrastructure bringing this in line with our European counterparts.
The passenger transportation sector still remains one of the most fiercely competitive marketplaces both in the UK and globally, with demands to provide an unrivalled service at the lowest cost remaining key in the battle to growing and sustaining the customer base. This in the face of continuing pressure from regulatory bodies and shareholders to deliver better performance.
Key to increasing market share and continued growth is the ability of organisations to deliver flexibility of routes, increase the frequency of travel options and to reduce congestion, making public transportation more attractive to the potential client base.
Competition to increase market share takes a number of forms, including sustaining or reducing fares in the face of competitor trends and providing an increased level of customer satisfaction and available on-board services. All of this within a market that faces additional challenges such consolidation, mergers and alliances, fluctuations in passenger loads, rising costs of fuel and increased regulations and performance targets.
In order for you to achieve this, today's top performing transportation organisations need to be at the forefront of technology, allowing you to streamline and automate your processes and operations, reduce your cost base and have the agility to react quickly to those ever changing market conditions.
The freight, logistics and distribution sectors are continuing to see economic growth as the demand for goods and services from both business and consumers continues to increase dramatically on a local, national and global basis.
In this competitive climate, your organisation needs to have the flexibility to meet your customer's needs, whilst achieving the regulatory requirements regarding environmental concerns and the impact of congestion through increased demand.
For your organisation, the key challenge is to control and reduce costs, increase efficiency, conform to the Government's regulatory requirements whilst providing a level of service and flexibility to your customer base unrivalled by your competitors.