Markus Schweitzer | Corporate Navigators
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Markus Schweitzer | Air freight navigator

EXPERIENCE

09/2020 – to date Managing Partner Im3pact AG, Switzerland

08/2020 – to date Member of Corporate Navigator Network, Hamburg/DE Air Navigator

09/2014 – 06/2020 Panalpina Management Ltd., Basel/CH, Global Head of Air Freight Systems & Processes. Led implementation of New Operating Model for Air Freight to sustain 12-15% volume growth on flat cost base. Led successful global business roll-out of new core operations IT system to 2,000 operators, including introduction of new processes, reaching >50% autorating and improving job costing quality by 80%.

07/2011 – 08/2014 Namani at Sea, US East Coast to Australia Skipper and Teacher. Three-year sabbatical, undertaking extended sailing voyage with family on a 35-foot mono-hull.

2001 – 2011 Accenture GmbH, Munich/DE. Senior Manager Travel & Transportation Industry. Leading transformation projects for international clients; examples include implementing Global Air Freight Sourcing for major freight forwarder, MRO Restructuring for a European Airline Group, and an eBusiness Strategy for a major air cargo carrier.

1999 – 2000 Andersen Consulting, Boston/US. Manager Supply Chain Management Projects including operational turnaround of a  parcel consolidator and setting up procurement and fulfillment for an eCommerce start-up.

1994 – 1998 Andersen Consulting, Düsseldorf/DE Manager Express and Postal Industry.

EXPERIENCE

09/2020 – to date Managing Partner Im3pact AG, Switzerland

08/2020 – to date Member of Corporate Navigator Network, Hamburg/DE Air Navigator

09/2014 – 06/2020 Panalpina Management Ltd., Basel/CH, Global Head of Air Freight Systems & Processes. Led implementation of New Operating Model for Air Freight to sustain 12-15% volume growth on flat cost base. Led successful global business roll-out of new core operations IT system to 2,000 operators, including introduction of new processes, reaching >50% autorating and improving job costing quality by 80%.

07/2011 – 08/2014 Namani at Sea, US East Coast to Australia Skipper and Teacher. Three-year sabbatical, undertaking extended sailing voyage with family on a 35-foot mono-hull.

2001 – 2011 Accenture GmbH, Munich/DE. Senior Manager Travel & Transportation Industry. Leading transformation projects for international clients; examples include implementing Global Air Freight Sourcing for major freight forwarder, MRO Restructuring for a European Airline Group, and an eBusiness Strategy for a major air cargo carrier.

1999 – 2000 Andersen Consulting, Boston/US. Manager Supply Chain Management Projects including operational turnaround of a  parcel consolidator and setting up procurement and fulfillment for an eCommerce start-up.

1994 – 1998 Andersen Consulting, Düsseldorf/DE Manager Express and Postal Industry.

Markus Schweitzer

Markus Schweitzer combines in-depth industry expertise in global transport logistics with the analytical and methodological rigor gained in an earlier 15-year career in business consulting. Today, he is a Managing Partner at Im3pact AG, a Swiss boutique consultancy focused on the global air freight industry.

PROFILE

Innovative thinker

Strong communicator

Excellent analyst

Focused personality

Extremely adaptable

Empathetic listener

MISSION

With a passion for the global transportation industry and the solutions it can deliver to underpin global trade,  Markus works with his clients to facilitate and drive informed and fact-based decisions across organizational boundaries. He  sees significant value that can be unlocked by enabling industry participants to play to their respective strengths and by empowering the dedicated and ingenious people on the frontlines of this industry with the right tools and information.

CASE STUDY

Markus has worked with a major Air Freight forwarder to establish a global Procurement and Tradelane Management organization in parallel to introducing a globally orchestrated Air Freight Sourcing process, supported by an innovative IT solution.

By running a rigorous sourcing and supplier management process with full transparency of capacity, rates, fulfillment levels, and service performance, the forwarder was able to flexibly adjust the balance between local and central sourcing in line with market developments, while ensuring continuity with key suppliers. At the same time, the forwarder was able to strategically develop and shift its supplier base.

The Procurement and Tradelane Management function was tightly interlinked with the forwarder’s in-house carrier, allowing to optimally deploy and manage this own-controlled capacity alongside commercial uplift.

CASE STUDY

Markus has worked with a major Air Freight forwarder to establish a global Procurement and Tradelane Management organization in parallel to introducing a globally orchestrated Air Freight Sourcing process, supported by an innovative IT solution.

By running a rigorous sourcing and supplier management process with full transparency of capacity, rates, fulfillment levels, and service performance, the forwarder was able to flexibly adjust the balance between local and central sourcing in line with market developments, while ensuring continuity with key suppliers. At the same time, the forwarder was able to strategically develop and shift its supplier base.

The Procurement and Tradelane Management function was tightly interlinked with the forwarder’s in-house carrier, allowing to optimally deploy and manage this own-controlled capacity alongside commercial uplift.