In the end, digital transformation is about business impact. Consider the following examples of how BCG has helped clients use digital technologies and analytics to reshape their industries.
In the global container-shipping business, the repositioning of empty containers can represent anywhere from 7% to 10% of a company’s operating cost base—or between $300 million and $500 million annually for a midsize global container liner.
That’s why BCG created the Container xChange, a global online marketplace that allows global liners and other logistics companies to easily exchange their empty containers based on supply and demand in key ports around the world. This new digital business is improving the economic efficiency of the industry and allowing companies to cut roughly one-third of their repositioning costs.
BCG's Container xChange