Ignatov & Company Group - Transportation - ForesightWe provide Foresight services in Transportation since 1998 – with emphasis in Market & Industry, Technology, and Problem-Specific Foresight.

ICG uses a wide range of the Foresight techniques – such as expert panels, Delphi method, strategic analysis/planning methods (SWOT, PEST, STEER, EPISTEL, etc.), brainstorming, scenario analysis and planning, causal layered analysis (CLA), morphological analysis and cross-consistency assessment, relevance trees, systems engineering, etc.

We have partner relations with governmental agencies responsible for transportation and regulation, several large state-run and private transportation operators, including national rail companies, shipping companies, international airports, national and low-cost airlines, etc. We have abilities to make expert interviews in local languages.

To overcome foresight methods' major limitations (such as ignoring of the minor opinions frequently presenting the “creative” approach not shared with the majority of the experts; experts’ “conformism”; organizational challenges at large expert group management, etc.) we actively use such advanced methods as chaos theory, catastrophe theory, tensor analysis, graphs theory, game theory, case based reasoning (CBR), genetic algorithms, etc. in our Foresight projects.

Here is what we can cover as related to the foresight in Transportation markets:

1. Rail

  • Public railroads; corporate railroads; rail infrastructure; locomotive/cars/rails maintenance & repair infrastructure
  • Locomotive fleets; locomotive demand; locomotive production; locomotive producers; locomotive importation; locomotive maintenance & repair
  • Public freight car fleet; private (corporate) freight car fleets; freight car demand; freight car production; freight car plants; freight car importation; freight car leasing; freight car maintenance & repair
  • Public passenger car fleet; private (corporate) passenger car fleets; passenger car demand; passenger car production; passenger car plants; passenger car importation; passenger car leasing; passenger car maintenance & repair
  • State-run national operators; private railroad freight operators; private railroad passenger operators
  • Railroad tariffs; railroad value chain; competition environment for freight & passenger transportation
  • Legislative regulation; risks for private operators & suppliers

2. Automotive

  • International, nationwide, regional, local roads; bridges, tunnels
  • Private hauler fleets; state-run hauler fleets; hauler demand; hauler production; hauler producers; hauler importation; hauler leasing and rental; hauler maintenance & repair
  • State-run freight operators; private freight operators; private passenger operators; municipal passenger transportation
  • Transportation tariffs; value chain; competition environment for freight & passenger transportation
  • Legislative regulation; risks for private operators & suppliers

3. Marine & River

  • Navigable seas, rivers, lakes and artificial channels
  • Private fleets; state-run fleets
  • Seaports; river ports; vessel maintenance & repair infrastructure
  • Vessel fleets; vessel demand; vessel production; vessel producers; vessel importation; vessel leasing and rental; vessel maintenance & repair
  • State-run operators; private freight operators; private passenger operators
  • Transportation tariffs; value chain; competition environment for freight & passenger transportation
  • Legislative regulation; risks for private operators & suppliers

4. Airlines

  • Airports & airfields; aircraft maintenance & repair infrastructure
  • Airplanes, helicopters; aircraft fleets; aircraft demand; aircraft production; aircraft producers; aircraft importation; aircraft leasing and rental; aircraft maintenance & repair
  • Freight operators; passenger operators; airport operators; service providers
  • Transportation tariffs; value chain; competition environment for freight & passenger transportation
  • Legislative regulation; risks for private operators & suppliers
We do not provide foresight in transportation done for military and defense applications.