AFN is Hiring

 

NILES, IL – May 16, 2012 – AFN, a rapidly expanding logistics and supply chain company, is actively hiring to fill more than 70 positions at its headquarters in Niles, just outside of Chicago. The positions to be filled include entry-level openings in the next session of AFN’s five week long training class which starts June 11, 2012.

AFN, which has won numerous industry and workplace awards, including being named one of the “Top 100 Workplaces in Chicago”, is on track to add almost 50% more staff in 2012. According to Kira Meinzer, Vice President of Human Resources, “The logistics industry is booming and we’re aggressively hiring high energy self-starters with an entrepreneurial spirit for positions in human resources, procurement and operations. All offer growth opportunities at a great company in a growth industry and the ability to shape one’s own career.” AFN offers employees many benefits including ongoing training, a casual dress code, an onsite fitness center and a generous rewards package.

AFN uses sophisticated analytics to help manufacturers and retailers get products on store shelves in the quickest, safest, greenest and most cost-effective ways possible. The company works with 8 of the largest 10 retailers in the U.S. and was recently named to the 2012 List of “100 Great Supply Chain Projects” by Supply & Demand Chain Executive in recognition of its leadership as a premier solution and service provider in the industry.

Through its employees, AFN actively supports several Chicago-based charities, including Children’s Memorial Hospital and Rolfe Pancreatic Cancer Foundation and is involved in many other community efforts such as Earth Day, LifeSource Blood Drives and toy drives during the holiday season.

Interested applicants should log onto AFN’s career website to search for the types of positions that fit their qualifications. Please contact us directly if you are unable to apply online.

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AFN on 2012 List of “100 Great Supply Chain Projects”

 Niles, IL – May 8, 2012 -AFN, a rapidly expanding logistics and supply chain company, has been named to the 2012 List of “100 Great Supply Chain Projects”. Inclusion on the “100” list by the industry publication Supply & Demand Chain Executive recognizes AFN’s leadership as a premier solution and service provider in the industry. 

“We’re very honored by this designation,” said Michael Nervick, CEO and Founder of AFN. “We pride ourselves on continuously challenging the status quo to help customers improve their bottom line and this award recognizes our effort”. 

AFN uses sophisticated analytics to help manufacturers and retailers get products on store shelves in the quickest, safest, greenest and most cost-effective ways possible. The company works with 8 of the largest 10 retailers in the U.S. “Logistics and supply chain strategies are less about getting a product from point A to point B and more about eliminating unnecessary steps,” added Nervick. “This award is based on our work with a leading manufacturer who outsourced transportation to AFN and, as a result, reduced costs and increased customer satisfaction.” Download the case study here: http://www.loadafn.com/afn-news-and-research/afn-news/learn-how-afn-helped-our-client-save-10-on-transportation-costs/

For this year’s “Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100” award, the magazine highlighted transformation projects that have had a significant impact on a company’s’ bottom line. Through an online submission process, the magazine collected information on supply chain transformation projects, including data on the objectives, scope, timeline and results of the project. Submissions were evaluated based on: ambitiousness/scope of the project (30 percent); creative application of technologies/solutions/services used (20 percent); extent of the business results/impact (40 percent); clarity of submission (10 percent). For more about the award, see www.SDCExec.com.

About AFN
Serving motor carriers, manufacturers and retailers since 2003, AFN (formerly known as Advantage Freight Network) is an award-winning leader in freight brokerage, third party logistics and transportation management services. Currently, AFN counts 8 of the 10 largest retailers among its clients. We are known for our commitment to client service, our proactive approach to fighting cargo theft and our expertise in retail compliance.

To learn more about AFN, visit http://www.loadafn.com or call 877-LOAD-AFN. For information about career opportunities at AFN, visit the career page on the website: www.loadafn.com/careers/. For information about our customer solutions, contact Megan Roberts (mroberts@afnww.com) or Michael Link (mlink@afnww.com).

Contact Information

AFN Marketing, Lorelei Hudson
AFN, LLC
marketing@afnww.com
1-224-515-7400