Find leaders through executive search that accelerate supply chain and logistics organizations

But the entire sector is in dire straits. Accelerating trade and freight transport, globalization has a downside as well: the cut-throat competition, expanding layers of intermediaries and "contractors" means wafer-thin margins and increasing dependence and vulnerability. ‘Lean and mean’ is the leading criterium on land and at sea. But we have yet to touch upon the greatest challenge the industry has ever faced. Sustainability of the entire system. The entire industry must reinvent itself within a few years. This is a challenge of epic proportions that requires massive investments. ‘No’ is not an option; it is a "do or die" scenario.

Supply chain en logistics professionals who innovate

As a seafaring nation, we are used to some storms, but this is a superstorm. It's all hands-on deck. Technological innovation is needed in all areas: innovation in robotization, AI, connectivity, electrification and alternative renewable energy sources are all essential while the logistics chain must continue to flow seamlessly and affordably. Large-scale digitization is a necessity for survival. 

Choose leaders of tomorrow

A new type of navigators is needed to guide the sector into safe waterways. Not only leaders with vision, guts and new perspectives, but especially with knowledge of the unknown. Our national tendency to make connections is our lifebuoy. Tomorrow's leaders are not the "usual suspects", they are from other worlds. Organizations must tap into the knowledge and experience of other worlds in order to survive. The water sloshes over the quay walls, the sector must float to the surface. Only companies with guts and the mindset of an explorer will see another tomorrow.

Sector Specializations

Being a more regional sector, having the right leadership is more important than ever for rail organisations. They operate in a fast evolving environment that is influenced by industry consolidation, an increased focus on digitisation, high importance of cyber-security and last but not least increasing urbanisation. Our consultants are deeply involved in those topics and can add substantial value to our clients in a search process.


Globally, 70% of all goods are transported by road, which makes trucking a substantial factor in Supply Chain & Logistics. This sub-industry is challenged by fuel costs, improved customer service, government regulations, environmental issues and technology strategies and implementation. Therefore recruiting experienced and forward-thinking executives can make all the difference in winning in this highly competitive environment.

Our consultants know where to find the right skill sets and mindsets in order to make a winning difference for our clients.

3Maritime & Shipping

A truly global sector, the maritime & shipping industry is today tackling a number of urgent challenges. Alongside geopolitical shifts, shipping companies are facing huge technological changes including rapid digitization and the opportunities and threats posed by AI. At the same time, there is a global imperative for improved sustainability within the industry, which has made a commitment to a 50% reduction in carbon emissions by 2050. 

With our consultants based in major shipping hubs across the world, the practice brings together one of the most experienced teams of Industry experts within any global executive search and leadership firm.

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Amrop in Amsterdam (The Netherlands) is happy to help you finding these types of professionals for your company in the supply chain and logistics industry through executive search. 

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