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Be a leader in logistics


I have been working in logistics for nearly eight years since studying physical distribution at university. It’s a tough industry and I kind of regret ever entering it. It’s labour-intensive and customs clearance in China is a major headache every single time any festival approaches, which also results in late custom clearance. It means it could lead to heavy duty from both the terminals and the freight companies, not to mention customers’ complaints due to delays. I feel as if my job is just solving endless problems that are completely out of my control. Adding to my worries is that my company can easily hire a fresh graduate to replace me and cut half the cost. How can I make myself employable again? Instead of working for a company which has factories in China like mine. I really hate production. What are the alternatives for people like me?