About

About

Bio

Andy is a senior executive with more than 25 years of experience in Materials Management, Production/Inventory Control and more than 15 years of experience in Supply Chain Management, Logistics, and Transportation.

He has experience with multiple WMS, TMS, YMS, MRP and ERP systems, as well as Lean Six Sigma concepts. He has provided strategic and tactical consulting and advising services focused on lowering supply chain costs for global organizations.

At Ryder Systems, Inc., he was responsible for start-up and implementation of Ryder’s TMS for an International Major Appliance Manufacturer, including domestic carrier performance management.

At PECO Pallet, Inc. he was a key member of the operations leadership team. He was responsible for proactively interfacing with all key functional business areas including finance, sales, operations and service to develop a "best in class" transportation network in support of business objectives.

Previous to PECO, Andy served as Vice President, Inbound Logistics for Volvo Logistics North America. He was responsible for the flow of all materials, (except finished vehicles), to, from, and within North America, for AB Volvo suppliers and plants worldwide. He also served twice as Interim President of Volvo Logistics North America.

Andy led the multinational team to create the AB Volvo Trucks Brands Logistics Policy for the world’s second largest truck manufacturer, and largest heavy diesel engine manufacturer.

While at Volvo he also served as North American Director of Packaging Materials with responsibility for all aspects of Volvo Emballage (Packaging), which is a global pool of more than 10 million pieces of wood, plastic and other composition packaging materials.
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Expertise

  • Total Acquisition Costs
  • Global Supply Chain
  • Performance Optimization
  • Purchasing/Cost Containment
  • Strategic Planning
  • Inventory Management
  • P&L Management
  • Mergers/Acquisitions
  • Global Market Strategies
  • Operations Management

PROGRAMMING SKILLS

Adobe Photoshop
80%
Adobe Illustrator
50%
HTML and CSS
60%
WordPress
90%

DESIGNING SKILLS

Experiences

Director, Transportation Management

Ryder Integrated Logistics, Inc.

2015
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2015

Supported startup and implementation of Transportation Management System.  Responsible for $180MMUSD in NAFTA freight movement for major appliance manufacturer.

Director, Transportation

Peco Pallet

2013
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2014

Facilitated all transportation activities including $60MMUSD freight spend across North America.  Drove carrier compliance with Mercury Gate TMS system.  Initiated Dedicated Carrier Program with projected 20% cost reduction.  Initiated increased cube utilization with projected 5.5% cost reduction.

Vice President, Logistics

VLNA

2002
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2012

Presided as second in command for all North American operations for a $255MMUSD business with direct line reporting to the President of VLNA. Managed a logistics budget of up to $300MMUSD to support a multi-billion dollar customer base. Oversaw material flow for up to 20+ Volvo Group locations in North America. Facilitated change management from multiple supply chains into a single North American supply chain. Responsible for strategic planning and performance optimization of all freight and warehousing operations in North America. Extensive management experience for up to 15 direct-reports and ~350 indirect reports in multiple countries and time-zones. Consistently top performer in Employee and Performance appraisals.

Identified ~$18MMUSD savings as part of Mack/Volvo integration.

Changed focus for North American operations to Total Acquisition Cost (TAC).

Participated in Volvo Group Dialogue in conjunction with top 100 high potential managers globally.

2011 delivered 3.55% Income Margin of $6MMUSD (Target 3.13%); Positive cash flow, $9.5MMUSD Customer savings (Target $9MMUSD).

Director of Logistics and Key Account Manager

Volvo Logistics North America (VLNA)

2001
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2002

Single point of contact responsible for all Mack logistics managed by VLNA. Reported to Vice President and Logistics Account Executive.

Facilitated the Logistics integration of Volvo Trucks North America and Mack Trucks Inc.

Led a multi-national team in the creation and implementation of AB Volvo Truck Brands Logistics Policy (now known as 3ML Logistics Policy).

Recognized as a “high potential” employee, selected from top 1% of Volvo group employees.

Manager, Logistics and Flow Methods

Mack Trucks, Inc.

1998
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2001

Accountable for all external and internal plant material flows, from supplier to use-point on production line. Managed ~$100MMUSD logistics budget for multiple manufacturing facilities.

Directed the implementation of new flows and optimized existing flows to and from all Mack manufacturing facilities.

Led the “Corporate Logistics Platform Team” in creation of “Logistics Cost per Placement” model and other decision support tools focusing on Total Acquisition Cost.

Education


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Bachelor of Science, Administrative Management

University Park, PA

The Pennsylvania State University


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Master of Business Administration, Marketing

Philadelphia, PA

Temple University

CONTACT

Contact Info

  • Fishkill, NY
  • andy.lukoff@gmail.com