About AFMS

Who We Are

The pedigree of the AFMS senior management team is unparalleled in our consulting space, each averaging over 25 years of carrier senior pricing and sales experience for various transportation carriers like UPS, FedEx and DHL. It’s an important foundation upon which our over 30 years of business success has been built. Our inside pricing knowledge is why the largest shippers in the US, Canada and Europe use AFMS’s benchmark and pricing expertise.

Our fact based negotiation strategies, advice and management solutions are key strengths to why AFMS clients have the best shipping rates among peer companies. Our senior managers are actively involved in every aspect of our clients carrier contract negotiation strategies and discussions. AFMS clients typically achieve 10-25% better rates than those companies that don’t use AFMS.

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Over 3,000 large shippers have all negotiated best-in-class shipping rates with AFMS’s help.

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What We Do

Today’s logistics and supply chain environment requires reliable measurements to reach targets; market comparison analytics; industry benchmarks backed with supporting data; consistent improvement; strategic planning; and execution to the strategy.

No Cost Assessment, Pricing & Benchmark Analysis

Our team of carrier pricing executives & sales executives will deliver a thorough and No Cost assessment, pricing review, and benchmark analysis to identify overcharged areas within your carriers contracts, including all accessorial add-on charges. AFMS can point out savings opportunities that even the most sophisticated logistics and transportation professionals miss or overlook.

Detailed Benchmarking Study

AFMS will Conduct a detailed price benchmarking study, identifying any savings opportunities that may exist. This process for our clients is VERY SIMPLE, and usually takes about 5-10 days to complete. We review 2-3 months of carrier shipping invoice data to determine cost saving opportunities. We can assist or even pull the necessary data for you.

Review The Analysis and Savings Opportunities

AFMS ensures your company’s current carrier discounts are market-competitive and in line with other companies that have similar package characteristics and volume. We will review the analysis and savings opportunities in detail with your company.

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Years In Business

Meet Mike Erickson AFMS CEO

Son of an Air Force veteran and police officer and mother a homemaker, he was the first one in his family to go to college; he worked two jobs during college to pay for his school. Mike graduated with a degree in business from Portland State University. He was a placekicker and punter on Portland State’s football team from 1985-1988, ranking second on the school’s list with 32 field goals made.

He is the Founder and CEO of AFMS, a supply chain and logistics consulting firm based in Tigard, Oregon.

AFMS assists companies of all sizes with supply chain solutions. They help negotiate carrier service/shipping agreements and audit freight invoices for accuracy. They help organizations save money by showing them ways to decrease their shipping cost in their supply chain. AFMS has worked with clients such as Honda, Sony, Under Armour, Starbucks, John Deere, Dell, McKesson, Disney, Johnson & Johnson, Guess, American Eagle, Best Buy, Fred Meyer, Bose, Toyota, Honda, and 1000s of others.

​Mike has been involved in the transportation-logistics industry for over three decades. His transportation career started with Airborne Express as one of their top District Managers before founding AFMS in 1992.

Feedback About Our CEO

He is obviously an expert, and the presentation was jam-packed with good and useful information.
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Michael Erickson was enlightening and full of tips and information that is going to save my company some real money.
Quotes from company that saw Michael Erickson, AFMS CEO, speak at Mailcom, Future of Parcel Shipping