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About APL Logistics

A leading provider of global supply chain logistics.
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Overview

Making the impossible, possible

APL Logistics provides innovative, global supply-chain solutions across Automotive, Consumer, Industrial and Retail markets. These solutions include Order Management, Distribution & Fulfillment, Customs Brokerage and Transportation products delivered across six regions. We also pioneered the use of visual data analysis and offer a robust Data Management and Analytics product suite to help you understand and solve complex problems that span systems and processes.

With roots in ocean shipping and rail transport, our brand was built alongside a culture of deep customer focus and attention, and we are known for providing flexible solutions to complex problems.

At the heart of our offering is a global, cross-functional ability to manage customer orders from origin all the way to final destination via a network of global professionals.

Mission

Our mission is to design, build and implement innovative, profitable and sustainable products and services that help our customers meet consumer and industrial demands globally and irrespective of fulfillment channels.

Vision

APL Logistics seeks to be a premier, profitable provider of global supply-chain services to help enable sustainable trade and commerce in key markets and regions. We will accomplish this by investing in our people, our facilities and in technology. We will continue to build and nurture a culture promoting challenge, inquiry and a continual focus on the customer.

Vision

APL Logistics seeks to be a premier, profitable provider of global supply-chain services to help enable sustainable trade and commerce in key markets and regions. We will accomplish this by investing in our people, our facilities and in technology. We will continue to build and nurture a culture promoting challenge, inquiry and a continual focus on the customer.

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Management Team

Meet the APL Logistics Executive Leadership Team

Thad Bedard

President
As President of APL Logistics, Thad is responsible for global commercial, financial, and operational activities. Prior to his role as President, he served as SVP, CCO, VP of Strategy & Marketing, Director of Strategic Accounts, Commercial Head SCS Group, and North America Retail Head.

Takayuki Maruyama

Chief Financial Officer

Maruyama has been with APL Logistics since 2016. Prior to joining APL Logistics, he took on multiple stints globally in his 25 years career with KWE. His last role was as the Deputy Financial Officer of KWE (China) Co. Ltd.

Neil Smith

Chief Commercial Officer
As CCO Neil oversees APLL's global commercial strategy and development. Prior to his current role, he held senior leadership roles in the supply chain and logistics industry and has qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG.  Over his career, Neil has lived and worked in three continents and is originally from the

Graeme Watson

Chief Operations Officer
As Chief Operations Officer Graeme is responsible for enhancing efficiency, cost control, and profitability through better technologies, systems, and processes across the network. Prior to his current role, he served as APLL's Regional Vice President for North America. Graeme has over 30 years of experience in the logistics industry and has held

David Glauber

General Counsel
As General Counsel for APL Logistics, David leads APL Logistics’ global legal department. He provides direction and guidance to management on both internal and external legal and business matters. David is a supply chain, logistics, and transportation attorney with senior leadership experience at several major logistics providers before joining APL Logistics. David

Maggie Barnard

Chief Human Resource Officer
As CHRO, Maggie leads the APLL global HR team - providing leadership and direction to management for all People, HR, and Employee engagement matters. Before joining APLL, Maggie had 38 years of experience in the logistics and transportation industries, leading HR teams across Europe, Middle East, India, and Asia, for a top

Hakan Yaren

Chief Information Officer
Hakan is an IT veteran and joins us from the ABB Group where he has served as VP Business Unit CIO/Strategic Programs. For the last 20 years he has held executive leadership roles in Technology, Strategy, M&A, Product Development, and Professional Services in industries ranging from logistics to manufacturing and software development.

Corporate Social Responsibility Program

Accountable to our employees, customers, and communities

Our mission is to design, build and implement innovative, profitable and sustainable products and services that help our customers meet consumer and industrial demands globally and irrespective of fulfillment channels.

A key enabler of this mission is our Corporate Social Responsibility Program (CSR). At APL Logistics, employees internalize our CSR as an opportunity to connect to the core mission of the company, to deepen relationships with customers and our community, and to innovate for long-term profitability.

We are committed to our role as a responsible corporate partner, and our CSR program is anchored by these themes:

  • Sound Ethical Base
  • Employee Engagement and Development
  • Safety and Security
  • Sustainability
  • Social Engagement

Our goals are built using the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

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Awards

recognized by our customers, the industry and the media
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  • FutureEdge 50 Award
    CIO Magazine
  • Best 3rd Party Logistics Company” SCALE Award for APL Logistics VASCOR 
    CII (Confederation of Indian Industry)
  • Singapore 1000 – Certificate of Achievement
    DP Information Group
  • Logistics Management Quest for Quality Award 
    Logistics Management 
  • Power of One Award
    Mast Global
  • Partner of the Year 2019
    Officeworks
  • Latin America Supplier Award 2019, Logistics – Intermodal Category
    3M
  • Top 50 Logistics Provider in U.S.
    Global Trade Magazine
  • Logistics Management Quest for Quality Award (3PL TMS)
    Logistics Management
  • Best Overall Logistics Service Provider (LSP)/Consolidation Point (CP) Operator for 2017/2018
    IKEA
  • Best Logistics Service Organization
    JTEKT Group
  • Freight Forwarder, North Central Region, 2017/2018
    CONCOR (Container Corporation of India) 
  • Best 3PL Company of the Year (Automotive)
    Inflection
  • Supply Chain Vendor of the Year (Carmichael)
    Floor and Decor
  • Strategic Logistics Operator of the Year
    Walmart Mexico
  • Netgear Distribution Partner of the Year
    Netgear
  • Economic Times APLL (Vascor) Rail Freight Company of the Year 
    Economic Times
  • Outstanding Partnership
    Target
  • Logistics Management Quest for Quality Award (3PL)
    Logistics Management
  • Kmart Supplier of the Year Award – Innovation Award 
    Kmart
  • Outstanding Industry Practitioner of Logistics and Supply Chain 
    Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE)
  • Shipping-Related Support Services Award Certificate
    Maritime Sector Incentive
  • Best Partner Award of 2016
    Prime Link Transport Company
  • Company with Large No. of Trained Workers Award
    Chilean Chamber of Construction
  • Top 75 Green Supply Chain Partner
    Inbound Logistics
  • Top 5 RDC Operations Excellence Award
    Lenovo China
  • APL Logistics wins Oracle’s 2014 Travel and Transportation Industry Excellence Award
    Oracle
  • APL Logistics acknowledged by customer as 2014 Power of One award winner
    Mast Global
  • APLL VASCOR wins Best Emerging Player Award in India
    Indian Chamber of Commerce
  • Distribution Partner Award
    Netgear
  • Top 100 Third Party Logistics Provider
    Lenovo China
  • Top Gun Award for Warehousing Excellence
    Kellogg’s
  • International Transportation Outstanding Partnership Award
    Target
  • Industry Excellence Award
    Oracle
  • 100 Great Supply Chain Partners
    Supply Chain Brain
  • Strategic Partnership Recognition Award for 2013
    Newell Rubbermaid
  • Top 100 3PL Providers
    Inbound Logistics
  • Carrier of the Year
    Barilla Pasta
  • APL Logistics Wins 2012 Distribution Partner Award 
    Netgear
  • Carrier Award for Service Excellence
    Barilla Pasta
  • Inbound Logistics selects APL Logistics as one of top 100 3PL Providers
    Inbound Logistics
  • Inbound Logistics Partner
    Esprit
  • International Logistics Partner-Silver Award
    Dick’s Sporting Goods
  • Service Excellence Award
    Walmart

 

  • Best 3PL Provider
    Asian Manufacturing Awards 2012
  • APL Logistics India recognised by Samsung for warehouse operations
    Samsung
  • APL Logistics selected among 100 “Great Supply Chain Partner” in 2012
    SupplyChainBrain
  • Best Logistics Service Provider – Sea Freight
    Asian Freight & Supply Chain Awards
  • Inbound Logistics selects APL Logistics as one of top 100 3PL Providers
    Inbound Logistics
  • Kellogg’s Top Gun and Builder’s Choice Awards
    Kellogg’s 
  • Supply Chain Best Partnership Award
    SCM Logistics
  • Best supplier award
    Emerson Rosemount
  • Quest for Quality (3PL’s)
    Logistics Management
  • IT Enterprise Innovation – Asia Pacific, “ShipmentOptimizer”
    IDC
  • 2010 Builder’s Choice Award
    Kellogg’s 
  • Best Logistics Service Provider – Sea Freight
    Asian Freight & Supply Chain Awards
  • Agility Award
    Limited Brands
  • Gold Medal Award for Global Logistics Services in Consolidation
    NIKE, Inc
  • Warehouse Management Excellence
    Samsung India
  • Best supplier award
    Emerson Rosemount
  • Service Recognition Award
    General Motors
  • Award of Recognition
    PacSun
  • Top 100 3PL Provider List
    Inbound Logistics
  • Agility Award
    Limited Brands
  • Innovation Award for OceanGuaranteed
    The International Transport Forum
  • Vice President’s Award 2008
    Target
  • Marquee Supplier
    Emerson
  • Outstanding Partner in Supply Chain Excellence
    2009 Supply Chain Excellence Awards
  • Best 3PL Supply Chain Provider in Asia
    CHINA Awards 2009