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  • February 23 – 24, 2023 | Hilton Long Beach
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Jonas Krumland



Jonas Krumland, born in Oldenburg, Germany, first completed a dual course of study at Leschaco, a globally active freight forwarding company active in Ocean Freight, Air Freight, Tankcontainer shipping and Contract Logistics.

In different non-managerial and managerial positions across various functions Jonas took deep dives into both, the fundamentals as well as special niches of supply chain management between 2011 and 2014. From 2014 to 2016 he was active as a Key Account Manager and Business Development Manager for Leschaco. In 2016 Jonas took over responsibility for Leschaco’s global digitization efforts as Head of Global Business Transformation.

In 2018 Jonas developed the idea and concept behind Logward, which was incorporated in April 2018. Ever since he is in charge as Chief Executive Officer for the quickly growing company that offers Supply Chain Management as a Service, a digital 4PL cloud.

Sessions With Jonas Krumland

Thursday, 23 February

  • 02:00pm - 02:30pm (PST) / 23/feb/2023 10:00 pm - 23/feb/2023 10:30 pm

    Ocean Procurement: Can Tech Help Smooth a Naturally Bumpy Industry?

    The act of buying ocean capacity seems ideally suited to technology. With thousands of suppliers in the market — vessel operators and NVOs that resell capacity — and thousands of port pair configurations to manage, procurement is the ideal puzzle to throw at optimization software. And yet most logistics teams still talk about spreadsheets and rate sheets, and PDFs and email strings when it comes to buying space. Additionally, procurement teams still view buying contracted ocean capacity as an annual process, to be managed periodically when rates spike or drop. Wild swings in rates during the pandemic may have changed the picture permanently, pricing some shippers out of the market and highlighting the differences between the procurement haves and have-nots. As ocean rates drop to something approaching their historic norm, three technology providers catering to shippers will discuss how technology can help manage what appears to be an era of turbocharged volatility.