Digitalization is changing the world of logistics in a sustainable way, without there being any universal answers. The high speed of complex transformation processes poses growing challenges for logistics worldwide, often on an elementary scale. At the same time, volatile markets demand a high degree of agility from companies and their organizational structure. This requires the right strategic changes and deliberate corporate management to successfully shape the process. And your path to success is our goal.


The COVID-19 crisis demands everything from logistics. Its acute as well as lasting structural effects will determine success and failure in 2020, but also in the new decade that has just begun. The course for the coming years is being set now! We are convinced that deliberate corporate management is a key success factor in this new world of logistics. In this article, we look at what deliberate corporate management means for us and how it can help you: Mastering the crisis and setting the right course for success in the new decade.


We are a network of experts that focuses on logistics and accompanies management in the context of digital transformation. Based on detailed industry knowledge, extensive management experience and high professional competence, we design innovative solutions that guarantee the future viability of our customers.
Our actions are based on a clear and honest motive: We love logistics in all its facets and therefore we want to successfully shape the future direction of logistics for our customers. We see it as our mission to navigate logistics service providers safely through change processes.


Teaming up with you, your managers and logistics experts, we develop the action plan for your company. We follow a systematic, pragmatic and transparent approach – the Corporate Navigator Health Check. This can be carried out holistically for the entire company or for individual departments.

Step 1: The new world of logistics

We will reveal you the dynamic change of logistics and will work out together what this means for your company.

Step 2: Determining your current position

Together we will systematically work out where your company stands today. We use figures, data, facts as well as structured interviews and workshops to get a comprehensive analysis.

Step 3: Action Plan

From the analysis we jointly derive the fields of action and options for action for your company. These are incorporated into a concrete action plan.

Step 4: Implementation

If required, our team of experts will support you in implementing the action plan. We orient ourselves to your individual needs and fields of action.


The Corporate Navigators Health Check gave us clear insights: Where are we doing well? What do we need to improve? What perspectives are there in our decision-making? The project really brought us forward: we have clear activities agreed that we can implement immediately.

Jörn Peter Struck

Vorsitzender Geschäftsführung
CargoLine GmbH & Co. KG

Corporate Navigators have been an important part in helping me and my team shape a vision that moves our landside transportation from an add-on to a strong stand-alone product focused on delivering value to our customers supply chains across the world.

Nikolaj Kristensen

Global Head of Intermodal and Insurance
Maersk A/S

The Team

Silke Biedka

Leadership Navigator

Dave Clarke

Innovation Navigator

Harald Hemming

Improvement Navigator

Frank Hercksen

Sea Freight Navigator

Andreas Heuser

Legal Navigator

Ralf Jahncke

Rail Navigator

Ewald Kaiser

Corporate Navigator

Ralph Lewis

Business Intelligence Navigator

Ann-Kathrin Löhr

Agile Navigator

Ralf Morawietz

IT Navigator

Dr. Harald Müller

Sustainability Navigator

Aleksandra Orman

People Navigator

Ina Richter

Event Navigator

Stefan Schneider

Network Navigator

Markus Schweitzer

Air Freight Navigator

Robert Trenkel

Communication Navigator

Gerard van Kesteren

Financial Navigator

Frank Vetter

Process Navigator Air & Ocean

Robert Zehentbauer

Sales & Customer Management Navigator

Nathan Zielke

Performance Navigator


Customer Management in Logistics

Gaining customers, retaining customers, developing customers and improving customer satisfaction in the long term are goals of professional customer management. In the logistics industry, however, “customer first“ as an elementary component of the corporate strategy is often still only a vision.

Adaptability as a core competence of deliberate corporate management

Companies are confronted with ever increasing volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity. This is neither good nor bad – it is. Companies have to adapt to this environment and the good news is that they can!

Self-management in volatile times

Get out of the comfort zone! Silke Biedka is an expert in leadership and an emotional bodyguard. In her latest article she gives a practical navigation aid for effective self-management in volatile times along the five competences of conscious management.

Corporate Navigators extend their competencies

One year after our foundation we are expanding our CN consulting network by five additional specialists with expertise in the areas of IT (Ralf Morawietz), innovation (Dave Clarke), integration (Uwe Matern), rail (Ralf Jahncke) and air freight (Markus Schweitzer).

Pulse of the crisis

The learnings of the crisis define the pulse of the new normal. Aleksandra Orman-Lorenz and Harald Hemming share their experiences and approaches. How do you experience this in your company?

Transparency is an essential tool for successful management

An uncertain market environment demands fast-paced yet solid decision making. Gerard van Kesteren outlines how an effective Finance function enables freight forwarders to make the right moves – in good and in bad times.

Corporate Navigator GmbH & Co. KG

Süllbergsterrasse 25
22587 Hamburg, Germany
Phone: +49 151 111 62067