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June 2023

Under the best of circumstances, supply chain management can be a complex process. It can be even more complicated during the tropical storm season when the risk of monsoons, typhoons, and hurricanes peaks.
June 1, 2023
Global

June 1 marks the start of tropical storm season, a time when managing supply chains becomes more challenging due to the heightened risk of monsoons, typhoons, and hurricanes. These adverse weather events can result in high winds and flooding, leading to supply chain delays and disruptions. However, businesses can implement measures and take proactive steps to minimize these risks and help keep their supply chains moving.

  • One critical step is to assess a supply chain's potential risks and vulnerabilities. By identifying which suppliers and transportation routes are most likely to be affected by tropical storms and ensuring that backup plans are in place, supply chains are less likely to be disrupted if severe weather occurs.
  • Prioritizing freight can help prevent further disruptions. Severe weather can cause airport and port closures and they may reopen with limited capacity and backlogs. Knowing which freight is most important can help prevent further disruptions.
  • Diversifying transportation routes can help ensure a company is not overly reliant on any one supplier or transportation mode, reducing the risk of disruptions if a tropical storm impacts a particular supplier or route.
  • Proactively monitoring the weather during tropical storm season is vital. It allows businesses to stay well-informed of impending severe weather that might impact shipment delivery. While forecasts change at a moment’s notice, being aware of the weather forecast and any precautionary measures taken locally, such as port and airport closures and shelter-in-place orders, is essential.
  • In the event of severe weather, maintaining supply chain visibility and real-time access to information about paused and canceled shipments is vital. By maintaining supply chain visibility, you can more easily identify potential problems, allowing you to make early and informed decisions that can help keep your supply chains running smoothly.
  • Maintaining communication with service providers is essential, and it's crucial to ensure they know which cargo is highest priority and receive early warning about needed shipments. This helps reduce delays caused by canceled flights and closed ports, resulting in reduced capacity.

With tropical storm season upon us, it is important to be prepared for whatever disruptions severe weather might bring. Whether it is developing a contingency plan long before severe weather hits or rerouting cargo and utilizing air cargo options when severe weather occurs, JAS can help keep your supply chain running smoothly. Contact your local JAS office to ensure your supply chain is ready for the upcoming season.

For the second year in a row, the JAS Pharma & Healthcare team looks forward to meeting you at LogiPharma Asia.
June 1, 2023
Asia Pacific

JAS Worldwide is proud to share its participation as both an attendee and sponsor at the highly anticipated LogiPharma Asia 2023 conference. The event, scheduled to take place in Singapore from June 20-21, brings together industry leaders, experts, and professionals from the pharmaceutical and healthcare logistics sector.


On day one, Derek Lee, Vice President, Pharma & Healthcare, JAS APAC, and Jason Liebrecht, Sales Director, Pharma & Healthcare, JAS Japan, will lead a VIP Synergy Workshop entitled "How to Leverage Latest Technology and Innovation to Plan and Predict a Temperature-Controlled Shipment." This workshop will allow attendees to collaborate with leading practitioners and peers to develop creative and responsive design-thinking solutions for challenges within their organizations.


On the second day, Derek Lee, Vice President of Pharma & Healthcare, JAS APAC, will participate in a panel discussion titled "Driving Technological Developments and Implementing Next-Level Temperature Monitoring in the Global Supply Chain." This engaging session will explore the strategies and best practices for successfully driving technological advancements and implementing state-of-the-art temperature monitoring solutions across the global supply chain.


As a sponsor of LogiPharma Asia 2023, JAS Worldwide is dedicated to supporting the advancement of pharmaceutical and healthcare logistics. The company recognizes the significance of collaboration, knowledge-sharing, and innovation in addressing the industry's evolving demands and meeting client's needs worldwide.


JAS' presence at LogiPharma Asia 2023 reinforces its commitment to delivering exceptional temperature-controlled logistics services and driving technological advancements within the global supply chain. The team looks forward to engaging with industry peers, sharing valuable insights, and contributing to the success of this prestigious event.


For more information or to request a ticket, click the link below or contact your local JAS representative.

Alexander Kappeli, Managing Director, JAS Colombia
June 1, 2023
Americas

JAS Americas is pleased to announce the appointment of Alexander Kappeli as Managing Director for Colombia. In this role, Kappeli will be responsible for overseeing and growing JAS’ business operations in the local market.


Kappeli brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience.A graduate of KV Zurich Business School, Kappeli has more than 20 years of experience in the logistics and supply chain industry. Prior to joining JAS he has spent time working in the European, North American and Latin American markets.


He succeeds Maria Paula Eslava, who joined JAS USA as the Miami Branch Manager.


"We are thrilled to welcome Alexander to the JAS team. His extensive knowledge of the industry and proven track record of success will be invaluable as we continue to strengthen and grow our business in Colombia and reinforce our market position within the country," said Adrian Emmenegger, EVP Americas. "At the same time, we would like to express our appreciation to Maria for her contributions over the past several years. She has led a solid organization that is well-prepared for continued growth."


Kappeli’s appointment is effective immediately, and he will be based out of the Bogotá, Colombia office.

Left: Tyler Sullivan, Director of Sales & Development. Right: John Brennan, Senior Vice President of Aerospace.
June 5, 2023
Industries

JAS Worldwide is pleased to announce that its Aerospace & Defense team will be participating in the highly anticipated 54th International Paris Air Show, taking place at Le Bourget, France, in June 2023.

Managed by GIFAS (French Aerospace Industries Association), the 54th edition of this premier industry event is set to welcome an estimated 139,000 trade visitors and 176,000 general visitors from 185 countries. Spanning an impressive 125,000 square meters, the exhibition will feature 140 aircraft on display, accompanied by the participation of 2,700 journalists who will provide extensive media coverage. The event will be inaugurated on Monday, June 19th, in the presence of French President Emmanuel Macron.

John Brennan, Senior Vice President of Aerospace at JAS Worldwide and representative of the Government & Defense vertical in JAS’ Top Commercial Leadership Board, expressed his anticipation for the event, stating,  "We are delighted to be returning to this extraordinary event in June. As JAS continues to expand its Aerospace & Defense brand worldwide, our participation in this exhibition offers an exceptional platform to engage with our existing clients, prospects, industry peers, and competitors. It provides us with a prime opportunity to share our compelling JAS Aerospace & Defense story.”

Tyler Sullivan, Director of Sales & Development added, “Just as our Industry has invested in new state of the art technology, JAS Aerospace & Defense has invested in exciting differentiators and solutions to support even the most challenging of our clients’ missions. In today’s austere and ever-changing environment, JAS is looking forward to connecting with our global government and commercial partners as well as potential clients to see just what JAS can do to support our industry. We cannot wait to welcome our clients and friends to Le Bourget and are excited to discuss our best-in-class industry offerings.”

The 54th International Paris Air Show promises to be a momentous event, bringing together key players, innovators, and enthusiasts from these sectors. The team looks forward to connecting with industry stakeholders, forging new partnerships, and demonstrating its commitment to developing innovative solutions tailored to the unique needs of its customers.

The automotive sector is experiencing an era of remarkable transformation. This shift is being propelled by the surge in electric vehicles (EVs), the growing demand for ride-hailing and car sharing services, and the increasing emphasis on sustainability.
June 7, 2023
Industries

The automotive industry is undergoing an era of transformation. Unprecedented changes are occurring as the use electric vehicles (EVs) grows, ride-hailing services and car sharing soar in popularity, and the emphasis on sustainability grows stronger.

These changes are putting pressure on automotive manufacturers and suppliers to reduce costs and improve efficiency. In order to come out ahead, companies need to be able to adapt to these changes and find new ways to operate.

Key Points from Recent Automotive Trends

Recent articles from major automotive players highlight the challenges facing the automotive industry. These challenges include:

  • The rise of EVs: The rise of EVs is putting pressure on traditional automakers to invest in new technologies and manufacturing processes.
  • The increasing popularity of ride-hailing and car sharing: The increasing popularity of ride-hailing and car sharing services is reducing the demand for personal vehicles.
  • The growing focus on sustainability: The growing focus on sustainability is putting pressure on automakers to reduce their environmental impact.

These challenges are forcing automakers to rethink their business models and operations. In order to come out ahead, automakers need to be able to adapt to these changes and find new ways to operate.

How JAS Can Help

JAS can help automakers and suppliers navigate these challenges in a number of ways, including:

  • Reducing costs: JAS can help automotive manufacturers and suppliers reduce costs by providing efficient and cost-effective transportation solutions. Leveraging its extensive global network of partners and resources, JAS empowers automotive manufacturers and suppliers to efficiently transport parts and components.
  • Improving efficiency: JAS can help automotive manufacturers and suppliers improve efficiency by providing warehousing and logistics solutions. JAS has a network of secure warehouses around the world that can store parts and components until they are needed. JAS can also help companies manage their inventory and optimize their supply chains.
  • Meeting sustainability goals: JAS can help automotive manufacturers and suppliers meet sustainability goals by providing sustainable transportation and green logistics solutions. JAS has a number of initiatives in place to reduce its environmental impact, and can help its clients do the same.

Together, we can drive success in the changing automotive industry!

JAS Hong Kong team members attend awards ceremony.
June 22, 2023
Asia Pacific

JAS Hong Kong is delighted to share that it has been honored with the prestigious 2023 HR Asia Best Companies to Work for in Asia award. This recognition is a testament to the great teamwork and unwavering effort demonstrated by our exceptional team, highlighting our commitment to fostering an exceptional working environment.


The HR Asia Best Companies to Work for in Asia Awards is a highly regarded program that acknowledges organizations identified by their employees as Asia's employers of choice. It celebrates companies with outstanding HR practices, employee engagement, and excellent workplace cultures. This award attracts applications from diverse companies across Asia, including Fortune 500 companies, multinational corporations, and government-linked organizations.


Commenting on this achievement, Marco Civardi, CEO of JAS China, emphasized the pivotal role played by people within the organization: "People Make the Difference—at JAS, people are the driving force behind our growth, success, and the creation of a better working world. That's why we are committed to building safe, diverse, and inclusive workplaces where everyone can thrive."


While JAS Hong Kong takes great pride in this recognition, it understands that the journey toward creating an exceptional working environment is an ongoing endeavor. With an unwavering dedication to excellence, the team remains committed to continuously striving to improve the work experience and the fulfillment of all its employees.

JAS India celebrated the successful Grand Opening of its new office in Pune on June 2nd, 2023.
June 28, 2023
Asia Pacific

JAS India is thrilled to announce the successful Grand Opening of its new facility in Pune on June 2nd, 2023. This milestone marks the establishment of Pune as an independent branch which is an integral part of the West India Region. Additionally, it further expand its footprint while reinforcing its commitment to be in front of its customers and provide exceptional services.


The Grand Opening ceremony was a momentous occasion for JAS India, as it brought together both customers and JAS colleagues from across the Western Region. They were also joined by Stefano Olmi, the Vice President of Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific, who performed the ribbon-cutting ceremony, symbolizing the official inauguration of the new office.


"We are immensely proud to inaugurate our brand-new facility in Pune," said Sonal Singhal, Managing Director of JAS India. "This expansion signifies a significant milestone in JAS India's growth journey, and we are grateful to our customers and colleagues who have played a vital role in making this possible."


Looking ahead, the team is confident that the new office will further strengthen its position as a leading logistics provider in the market. With a focus on continuous improvement and customer-centricity, JAS India will continue to invest in its people, processes, and technology to deliver innovative solutions that exceed expectations.