Mail to:firstname.lastname@example.orgI N D I A N A V I A T I O NI N D U S T R Y1C O M P A N Y O V E R V I E W :A . T . K E A R N E Y3C O N S U L T I N G W O R L DN E W S4A P R I L Q U I Z 5F E A T U R E D A R T I C L EO N P A G E 2 A B O U TSydenham Institute of Management Studies, Research and Entrepreneurship EducationAPRIL 2013B E A C O N:BE-A-CONSULTANTIssue: 6INDEXThe Indian aviation sector has seen a tremendous rise in the last decade with a great poten-tial for growth in future as well. It is expected that by 2020 traffic at Indian airports will reach 450million, making it the third-largest aviation market in the world. Some 90 million passengers perannum (mppa) are projected to pass through Delhi alone.The Commercial Indian Aviation industry started in 1932 with Tata Airlines which wasrenamed as Air India in 1942. But the real growth in the industry started post the 1990 Liberalizationpolicies for the industry which resulted in the emergence of a number of local players in the domes-tic aviation sector and introduced the whole new segment of low cost carriers.The current major players in the Indian market are as follows:(Source: Directorate General of Civil Aviation; data till Sept 2012)Opportunities in Aviation Sector:It is now well-acknowledged that economies outside North America and Europe are ex-pected to lead the world in GDP growth. Countries of Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Russia,where long-term GDP growth is forecast above average are expected to have a profound impact oncommercial aviation. Global business and tourism rely heavily on air transport.The growth trend in both Passenger and Freight Traffic is as follows:A MONTHLY NEWSLETTER FROM SIMCON - SIMSREE CONSULTING CLUB1 . A R T I C L E : I N D I A N A V I A T I O N I N D U S T R Y A N D C O N S U L T I N GAirlines Flight Occupancy Ratio(%)Jet Airways 63.5Jet Lite 66.1Indigo Airlines 69Air India 65.2SpiceJet 64.4Go Airlines 67.7Kingfisher airlines 58.4Passenger Traffic(Source: Directorate General of Civil Aviation)(Source: Airports Authority of India)Freight Traffic
Page 2: BEACON1 . A R T I C L E : I N D I A N A V I A T I O N I N D U S T R Y A N D C O N S U L T I N GAlso, the Public private partnership model in the development of airports across the country has helped in developing anexcellent air transport framework and has played a major role in the growth of cities like Hyderabad and Bengaluru. Increasing thecap of FDI to 49% has attracted major players like Air Asia which is the largest low cost airline in Asia.Challenges faced by the Aviation IndustryWith the exception of Indigo, all major airlines have posted losses on a consistent basis over the last few years. Air Indiaand Kingfisher Airlines, for example, are in critical condition. Airline losses approached $2 billion in the year ending March 2012—on the back of a $3.5 billion loss over the previous three years. The Centre for Asia-Pacific Aviation (CAPA) believes Indian air-lines’ debt burden will soon reach $20 billion.Volatility in the fuel prices is the foremost challenge faced by the Aviation Sector with fuel forming about 34% of the oper-ating costs on an average globally. In India this cost is further amplified due to the burden of fuel tax, resulting in fuel forming al-most 45% of the operating costs, this prevents the Indian Players to have a level playing ground.Lack of focus, faulty M&A decisions and failed mergers are perhaps the top three reasons for poor performance of Indiancarriers. In 2007, Kingfisher acquired Air Deccan at 550 crore INR, Jet acquired Air Sahara at 1,450 crore INR and the national car-riers (Air India and Indian Airlines) were forcefully merged. What followed was a sequence of largely unsuccessful attempts to inte-grate the merged entities. Attempts to run two different kinds of services, full-cost carriers as well as low-cost within the same airlinecreated serious problems as there were differences in costs, the turnaround time of aircraft and the distribution models. In essence,each had a different DNA.Even though the recent policies that allow 49% FDI in the Aviation Sector have come in as a lifeline for the loss makingairlines, the policy in itself is not enough to ensure foreign participation. Many foreign players feel that India is a lucrative market toserve but not to invest in, the main reason being that the fundamental framework of aviation is weak. Experts believe that for theindustry to recover from its current travails and achieve long-term sustainable growth, there is a need to address problems created byhigh input costs.> Safety & Security> Business Planning> Master Planning> Airspace Optimization> RNAV Procedures Development& Implementation> Airport Planning & Development> Airport Operations> Traffic forecasting & Development> Business Planning> Strategic Planning> Ground Operations &Safety> Fleet Planning> Airline ProfitabilityConsulting inAviationSectorAirlineCivil Avia-tionAir Naviga-tion Ser-AirportConsulting Avenues In AviationSources: http://www.pwc.in , http://pgdalatm.nalsar.ac.in , http://www.iata.org
A . T . K E A R N E YPage 3: BEACONA.T. Kearney is a global management consulting firm, focusing on strategic and operational CEO-agenda issues for theworlds leading organizations across all major industries and sectors. It was founded in 1926 and its head office has remained eversince in Chicago, Illinois. A.T. Kearny & company was formed by splitting Mckinsey & co. in two parts. After 20 years of inceptionof Mckinsey, Andrew T. Kearny formed this company as separate entity in 1946 after a split with Mckinsey. The company was thenbrought by EDS in 1995, which was again brought back by its original management in 2006. The company has presence in followingareas: Aerospace, Defence, Consumer Retail, Chemicals, Metals and Mining, Healthcare.Global Business policy CouncilPaul A. Laudicina, chairman emeritus, A.T. Kearney and chairman of GBPC, launched a strategic service for the world’stop CEOs and business-minded thought leaders, called Global Business Policy Council (GBPC). The rationale behind formation ofGBPC was , The need for corporate, government, and academic leaders to come together to discuss and progress thinking on keyissues—globalization, foreign direct investment, and off shoring, among others—was all the more important in a world of such dra-matic geopolitical, economic, social, and technological change. Paul institutionalized the approach by founding the CEO Retreat, asmall group of world-class thought leaders assembled to decipher the big issues of the day and to compare notes on strategies to ad-dress them. He also launched a number of strategic advisory services at the Council aimed at providing private and public-sectorleaders with the kind of long-range vision that they so badly needed.It offers three key services:1. Meetings that attracts Expertise and insight2. Global services Location index and FDI confidence index3. Customized strategic advisory servicesRecent Success Story: Big data , a buzzword in today’s IT solutions , AT Kearney has delivered a successful solution with Big dataapproach , to one of leading pharmacy retailer which was having a problems with its inventory management & Capital effectiveness .Approach: Solution was divided into two parts rapid one time inventory reduction and gradual reduction also maintenance of lowinventory levels . They made two main recommendations, Use advanced processing capabilities to calculate product redeploymentbetween stores in real time, and adopt a tiered strategy in providing service.Impact: The retailer reduced inventory by more than $1 billion and launched two new logistics approaches , The first changed staff-ing, fulfilment, and delivery processes for prescriptions, centralizing one class of prescriptions and inventories. Centralization re-duced costs, inventory levels, stock outs, freed store pharmacists to attend to delivering prescriptions & offering advice to customers.References :C O M P A N Y O V E R V I E WP R O F I L E :Headquarters: Franklin center, Chicago USFounded: 1926Offices and GlobalPresence:America, Asia Pacific, MiddleEast,Europe, AfricaParent Company Mckinsey & CompanyCategory Stategic and Operational Management ConsultingSector ConsultingUSP Essential Rightness of Advice , Focused on Strate-•http://www.atkearney.in•http://www.consultant-news.com•http://www.middle-east.atkearney.com
GCC Market closes in on $2 bn landmark:A report released today (21st April 2013) by Source Information Services (Source), has found that the combinedGCC consulting market grew by 18 per cent between 2011 and 2012, and is now worth just short of $1.9bn. The reportalso found the Saudi Arabian consulting market, which grew by 34 per cent to $791m, has now emerged as the largestconsulting market in the GCC, eclipsing that of the UAE ($553m). Behind Saudi Arabia, the report says that Qatar is thenext most exciting market – growing at 14 per cent to $232m. Being awarded the FIFA 2022 World Cup has put wind in thesails of this small country. Julian Hawkins at Deloitte comments: ―Qatar will be huge market for consulting given confidencein the economy and their bold planned developments.‖Consulting service that is in greatest demand from GCC companies and public sector organizations is operationalimprovement work (up 38 per cent), technology (up 33 per cent) and HR consulting (up 28 per cent). The report says thatthe growth in operational improvement serves as a reminder that even in high-growth markets like GCC efficiency remainsa high priority for clients.Strategy firms continue to rule the roost, but only justAmongst strategy firms which continue to dominate the GCC market (17 per cent growth to $532m), the Sourcereport says that McKinsey is the firm about which clients are most likely to comment, but they aren’t always positive aboutthe quality of the firm’s work. Booz and BCG are both establishing reputations as strategy firms capable of implementingand other firms, most notably Bain, score much higher than McKinsey, by Source’s measure of client satisfaction.The report also found that the Big Four firms have performed very well recently with their market size increasing 20 percent to $495m. This is partly because of the network that their audit practice has given them and, more recently, thebreadth of services they offer. KPMG is Big Four firm which clients are most likely to mention, but it does attract criticismmore than its competitors. PwC is the least likely to be mentioned, but comments about firm are more consistently positivethan they are for any other Big Four firm.Big projects are on the upThe GCC consulting market is also benefiting from an increasing number of bigger projects. The report says thatthere are still a large number of small, tightly focused projects around, but there are more big projects and fewer mid-sizedprojects. All of which points to the idea that it’s not the total number of projects which is growing the market, it’s the numberof big projects.Peter Christie, Hay Group concludes: ―More than 50 per cent of our business came from large projects that aremore than 4 times the value of our average-size project only two years ago.‖Atos team wins major new contract with the UK Ministry of Defence19-Apr-13 Atos, an international IT services company, has today announced that it will lead a team, comprisingVega, a Selex ES company (Finmeccanica group) and Information Services Group (ISG), to become the UK Ministry ofDefenses (UK MOD), Defense Communications Networks Services Strategic Partner (DCNS SP).The contract is for £25m over three years with potential to extend to seven and will see the team working closelywith the UK MODs Defense Equipment and Support Information Systems & Services (ISS) team. The DCNS programmewill develop the services and organizational strategy for future information & communications systems delivering continuityof service, value for money and enhancing information services that support UK Armed Forces operations worldwide.As Strategic Partner, the Atos team will work jointly with the ISS Programmes to enable the DCNS programmemeet the objectives of the UK Government’s ICT strategy; enabling more cost effective information solutions whilst main-taining services for the end user and increasing flexibility.Accenture plans to invest more than $400m in cloud capabilitiesAccenture has intention to help clients implement digital technologies and drive greater flexibility, innovation andgrowth. The company is launching the Accenture Cloud Platform in anticipation of the shift in demand toward the publiccloud. It is designed to provide services and solutions to help organizations integrate and manage the hybrid cloud envi-ronments that span multiple vendor platforms.As part of this strategic initiative, Accenture will invest in cloud technologies, capabilities and training by 2015 tofocus on delivering cloud services from its network of providers, as well as blending its own industry solutions and innova-tions with the third party offerings. Accenture says it has already worked on more than 4,000 cloud projects for clients, in-cluding over half of the Fortune Global 100, and has more than 6,700 professionals trained in cloud.Consulting World NewsPage 4: BEACONSources: newsroom.accenture.com , www.consultant-news.com , www.isg-one.com
Mail Answers To:email@example.com withSubject= simcon_quiz_april_2013First Received All Correct Answers willbe published in next month’s Edition.B E L O W A R E A N S W E R S T OV O L - 5 . M A R C H _ 2 0 1 31. What is common to Xerox, Lufthansa, Alcatel and Olivetti in the Indian context?2. This brand was truly born from love, as it was created by a man as a gift for his wife. In the1950s, former unilever chemist Graham Wulff saw his wife Dinah’s frustration with the thick,waxy beauty creams that came in shoe-polish tins. They left her skin looking greasy, and theycertainly didn’t fit with her feminine sensibility. Graham wanted to create a new beauty productfor her—one that could not only moisturize her skin, but also leave her feeling beautiful and femi-nine. Name the brand.3. What was the first-of-its-kind initiative that is linked to Yamaha’s scooter brand Ray launched in India few months back?4. Identify both logos from the visuals and name a brand that is connected to both of them5. In this era where social networks are beginning to dominate the internet space, what have been named after actressesAishwarya Rai, Dia Mirza, Celina Jaitley and Bipasha Basu?QUIZZ TIME !!Contributions invited: To make this feature a successful effort, we seek continuedinvolvement and contribution from our readers, that is YOU. We invite articles and trivia onthemes related to consulting. Be it industry news, consulting trends, a joke, a cartoon orfeedback, we are eager to hear from you. So go ahead, do your research, pen down yourthoughts and mail your entries to firstname.lastname@example.org.Best Regards,SIMCON –SIMSREE CONSULTING CLUBSIMSREE, B-ROAD CHURCHGATE 400 020, INDIA.Mail To: email@example.comQUIZZ OF APRIL 20131. Sir Isaac Newton2. Robert A. "Bob" McDonald (Chairman, President and CEO of P&G3. Mortein4. Tropicana5. They are all sources of natural dyes used in the fashion industry.Cow’s urine produces Indian yellow color, Octopus– Sepia brown, Lac-red/violet, Murex snail – purple and red onions the onion red colorPage 5 : BEACONPrize Gift for the First Entrywith most correct answers !!