Month: June 2020

AAR: May Rail Carloads down 27.7% YoY; Intermodal Down 13.0% YoY

From the Association of American Railroads (AAR) Rail Traffic Data. Graphs and excerpts reprinted with permission. Huge swaths of the U.S. and global economies remained shut in May and the impact on rail traffic was predictable. Total U.S. carloads fell 27.7% in May 2020 vs. May 2019, the biggest year-over-year decline for any month on record (eg, …

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Shining a Light on Customer Demand During the COVID-19 Crisis

May 21, 2020 | Marketing & Sales, Consumer Products | BCG Insights As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to upend people’s lives, consumers’ needs have fundamentally changed from what they were just a couple of months ago. With top lines suddenly in jeopardy, many consumer-facing companies confront the daunting challenge of anticipating the future course of …

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Restarting Work Safely and Under Control

June 1, 2020 | BCG | RELATED EXPERTISE: OPERATIONS, PEOPLE & ORGANIZATION As companies emerge from lockdown, they are striving to ensure the safety of their people and the continuity of their operations. And they want to do both cost-effectively and with an eye toward transformation and renewal. For most companies, returning to yesterday’s version of …

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