Ming's story

Operation, China

Ming's story

Operation, China
I have enough time to be with my child and family

I was in the freight forwarding industry as an Export Customer Service Supervisor for nearly 10 years before I joined APL Logistics in 2015 as an Assistant Account Manager. I didn’t want to be limited to one area, so I came here to try new things and improve myself. What I do now is completely different to what I was doing before. When I first arrived at APL Logistics, this company was in an acquisition process, so I saw this as a way to challenge myself with new opportunities. My role now is to provide the most optimised solutions to my clients while considering every step from their perspective. And I am still learning something new every day.

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Training and development through e-learning

I am encouraged to continue developing my career and skills through the e-learning platform here. It constantly launches new content and daily work tips for me to learn how to deal with clients and how to organise teamwork, plus a whole lot more. Although I was in a management position before, I still want to improve myself.

This e-learning platform is for all employees. There are some mandatory programmes that we all need to learn and know, and there are some time management and leadership training courses. I can even learn something not related to my job. Basically, you can learn whatever you are interested in.

An experience like no other

My previous work was very repetitive and mundane. Every day was more or less the same. At APL Logistics, I get to ‘wow’ my clients by coming up with a fresh new concept every year that helps to improve the whole transport chain and logistics chain, especially while China’s logistics industry is still growing.

Recently, we developed a new system for one of my clients. Throughout the project, I looked at everything from their perspective as they were undergoing a business merger, restructuring and spin-off. Not everyone can say they have worked with and witnessed two top 500 companies in the same industry merge and spin-off.

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The secret to success

I believe that to succeed in a career at APL Logistics, there is a need to be learning consistently because of the rapidly changing nature of the business. Being willing to learn is important for everyone. The desire to learn is the path for improving yourself and making your dreams a reality.

APL Logistics is extremely loyal to their employees and always give opportunities to grow and keep advancing. The work-life balance here makes me feel comfortable with enough time to be with my child and family. I know that someday I’ll move beyond my role as Assistant Account Manager for bigger and better things.