Jochen Gutschmidt

Sea-Intelligence Consulting

Vice President, Advisory Services, Global Supply Chain

Jochen has been in the global transport industry since 1985 when he joined Hapag-Lloyd in Hamburg. After a year's stint in the tramp business in Buenos Aires, he returned to Germany in 1989, where he joined Maersk Line.

In the 21 years that followed with the Danish carrier, Jochen has been in a wide range of roles, spanning E-Commerce development, Business Process Improvement, and client-facing commercial leadership, with assignments in Hong Kong, Denmark, Singapore, and Saudi Arabia. During this time, Jochen gained extensive experience in key client management where he was deeply involved in managing some of Maersk Line's most significant clients.

In 2011, Jochen joined Nestle in Vevey, Switzerland, where he held group responsibility for Global Logistics Procurement and Global Freight, driving commercial as well as operational excellence initiatives for Nestle’s worldwide ocean & air transportation activities with a truly global footprint of approx. 500.000 TEU.

Jochen is passionate about end-to-end logistics covering commercial, operational, and regulatory processes.

Jochen is married, the father of 3 children, an aspiring amateur chef, a SCUBA diver, and pretends to be a highly accomplished woodworker.

Sessions With Jochen Gutschmidt

Thursday, 24 February

  • 01:55pm - 02:25pm (PST) / 24/feb/2022 09:55 pm - 24/feb/2022 10:25 pm

    Is Global Multimodal Visibility Achievable?


    Real-time cargo visibility is no recent curiosity — companies have been building track-and-trace solutions as long as the internet has existed. What has changed during the pandemic is that predictive visibility and associated analytics have gone from luxury ambition to entry-level expectation. Also new is a more concrete realization that global supply chains are built upon shipments that encompass a number of modal legs, and that visibility of individual legs is far less useful than visibility across those legs. But that doesn’t mean the challenge of stitching together visibility across all modes and geographies has been fully met. Gathering and contextualizing data from every moving vehicle within every origin and destination is no simple task. So, given the demand for true multimodal visibility, it’s time to take stock of where suppliers are in meeting that demand. There is no shortage of capital being funneled into the space, with companies such as project44 and FourKites leading the way, but a host of newer entrants getting funding as well. This session will explore where we are and where the industry will go with an analyst, investor, and leading vendor in the market.