Status Quo

Europe has a competitive advantage in comparison

In total, 12 overarching Focus Areas were identified to evaluate the status quo of the European competitiveness. Whereas the technological and economic perspective is scored on a 5-point scale, the demand-side view is of qualitative nature. Based on the quantitative scorings the European Transport Manufacturing Industry has at present a competitive advantage in comparison with its main rivals.

Analysis

The status quo analysis assesses the current status and dynamics of value chains Technology, demand-side requirements Demand and the competitive situation Economic of the European transport manufacturing industries. It also provides a fundament for the investigation of disruptive trends and their impact covered in future and takes the policy perspective into consideration.

The analysis covers both passenger as well as freight transportation. Along its structure, the goals of this analysis are to:

  • Identify state of the art in manufacturing and production from technological and strategical perspective and evaluate current level of implementation in European transport manufacturing industry as opposed to global competitors.
  • Investigate global and European customer requirements and market segmentation.
  • Complete the analysis by adding the global view of the competitive position of the European transport industries including a comprehensive economic analysis.

Explanation Of Scoring

All Focus Areas within the aspects Technology and Economy are scored on a 5-point scale, reaching from strong competitive disadvantage (0) to strong competitive advantage (4). The individual scores are derived from selected Key Performance Indicators identified for each of the transport modes.

Europe has a strong competitive disadvantage in comparison
Europe has a competitive disadvantage in comparison
Europe has neither a competitive advantage nor a competitive disadvantage
Europe has a competitive advantage in comparison
Europe has a strong competitive advantage in comparison