Fort Myers, FL (PRWEB) September 30, 2012
Global Supply Chain information and technology company Data2Logistics announces the appointment of industry veteran Leif Holm-Andersen to lead their Professional Services Group as Executive Director. The group’s focus is to drive cost out of the supply chain by partnering with clients to identify and execute solutions. “We don’t just deliver solutions, we execute and manage on a go forward basis through key performance indicators to ensure our clients solutions are executed properly and stay on track,” said Holm-Andersen. The Group offers a full suite of services focused on optimizing clients’ supply chain. The program’s objective is to utilize Data2Logistics’ information, technology, subject matter expertise and knowledge of the marketplace to enhance transportation operations, improve service and reduce related expenses.
Leif possesses over 20 years of supply chain experience, working for manufacturers and distributors throughout the world. He has managed all modes of transportation globally and believes success in logistics is heavily dependent on the “data is knowledge” mantra. “Managing with data and facts will produce the best results and drive cost out of the supply chain,” comments Holm-Andersen. “Data2Logistics recognizes and follows this practice, and has appointed me to run their Professional Services Group. Data2Logistics’ freight audit and pay business provides our clients with full visibility into their transportation spend. Our team utilizes this data to create dashboards helping clients to manage spend, providing a partnership to reduce costs through both procurement and process improvement opportunities.”
Leif has established over 20 years of strong relationships in the industry and ardently believes in partnering with his clients and their providers to create win-win scenarios. “It’s about data, facts and relationships,” adds Holm-Andersen.
“We’re fortunate to add Leif to our team – his vast hands-on supply chain development, management and optimization experience provides credence to his strategic advice,” states Harold B. Friedman, Data2Logistics’ Senior Vice President of Global Corporate Development. “He’s lived the supply chain management experience domestically and globally from both a carrier and shipper perspective; he knows the questions to ask to eliminate excessive costs.”
Data2Logistics’ services enhance organization’s logistics, supply chain, operations, finance and accounting processes, providing information needed to control costs for all modes of transportation both domestically and internationally via LTL, TL, parcel, overnight express, ocean, air and rail carriers. Having a full service operation in Rotterdam, Netherlands since 2004 enables Data2Logistics to support rapidly expanding companies throughout North America, LATAM, EMEA and APAC, with staff attuned to local cultures and unique business environments.
Data2Logistics assists Global 1000, Fortune 1000 and SMB companies to reduce their shipping costs by providing an outsourced opportunity to efficiently process, audit, account code and pay their freight at a significantly lower cost than internal processes. Clients also benefit from the identification of more carrier overcharges than their internal systems can identify. The company provides actionable information to better manage and control transportation cost. As a single source of information for all modes of transportation on a global basis, Data2Logistics identifies and reports opportunities for savings and the reasons for variances in trends. Savings opportunities can be derived from modal shifts, consolidation of shipments, improved carrier utilization, and adjustment to shipment size, as well as monitoring accessorial costs. Reviewing over $15 billion worth of freight bills from thousands of carriers annually, the company provides a single-source solution resulting in savings on average of 5%-15% of product shipping expenditures per year.
For Data2Logistics Supply Chain Advisory Group services information, contact Leif Holm-Andersen, +1 516 807 0256 or leif.holm-andersen(at)Data2Logistics(dot)com.
About Data2Logistics, LLC
Fort Myers, Florida-based Data2Logistics is a leader in supply chain logistics knowledge management, cost control and freight payment. The company’s Ship Smarter and Save actionable information, assists hundreds of clients in the Global 1000, Fortune 1000 and SMB categories, processing hundreds of millions of freight bills annually, valued in excess of $15 billion, saving clients an average of 5%-15% of their product shipping expenditures per year.
As an eight-time recipient of Inbound Logistics’ Top 100 Logistics IT Service Providers, their data mining capabilities creates actionable information for control of current and ongoing shipping cost savings. The company is the only service provider to work with clients and carriers to eliminate billing errors from recurring and to continuously improve and optimize their logistics networks and expenditures, domestically and globally. http://www.data2logistics.com/ + http://www.twitter.com/Data2Logistics