MELVILLE, NY- (March 24, 2014) – LJM Consultants, a leading UPS and FedEx Invoice Auditing, Analytics and Contract Negotiating firm, announced today the executive appointment of Thomas Andersen as Partner / Vice President of Supply Chain Services. Mr. Andersen brings over 15 years of logistics and revenue management experience to LJM Consultants, in addition to having spent the past decade focusing exclusively on negotiating contracts with UPS, FedEx, DHL, USPS, and regional carriers and consolidators.
“I am excited to join LJM Consultants at such an opportune time in the company’s growth,” said Mr. Andersen. “I look forward to being part of a team that has collectively assisted in negotiating more than 25,000 parcel contracts along with having the most robust auditing and reporting services in the industry.”
Prior to joining LJM Consultants, Mr. Andersen was Vice President of Revenue Management and Head of Parcel Negotiations at AFS Logistics, where he was responsible for overseeing pricing strategies and tactics for a client base with an annual transportation spend that exceeded $10 billion. He also managed the parcel contract negotiations team, which experienced more than 25% revenue growth year over year during his tenure.
LJM Consultants’ President and Chief Executive Officer Ken Wood said: “There are few, if any, individuals in this industry who have the experience, the knowledge and the refinement that Thomas has. Thomas Andersen and Kevin DiCapua (LJM Partner) are the two brightest minds in the parcel industry, hands down. Together they are absolutely incredible to watch and listen to. I am very pleased that they are on my team.”
In a previous position, Mr. Andersen served on the executive committee as Vice President of Logistics & Supply Chain Services for Logica. He was responsible for managing all contract negotiation initiatives, which accounted for nearly 70% of the company’s revenue.
Mr. Andersen began his career in the transportation industry with DHL Express, where he served as Senior Pricing Manager. He managed a team of pricing analysts and contributed extensively to the development of internal activity-based cost models. He also served as lead negotiator for DHL’s most significant and complex customers.
Mr. Andersen continues to stand as a thought-leader in the supply-chain industry, contributing to magazines such as the Journal of Commerce, Purchasing Magazine, Parcel Magazine, and several additional publications. He is a frequent speaker at conferences that include Parcel Forum, the NCOF, and others.
Mr. Andersen attended University of Florida and Florida Atlantic University, where he received his Bachelor of Science and an MBA in International Business.
LJM Consultants is the industry’s premier carrier invoice auditing and contract negotiating company in the U.S., servicing nearly 1,100 clients nationally. LJM tracks over $1 Billion in parcel shipments annually and negotiates over 100 new carrier agreements yearly. Since 1998, LJM has been significantly reducing their clients shipping expenses by helping them better measure, manage and negotiate their transportation spend.