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July 2023

JAS has incorporated robots into its warehouse operations to enhance efficiency and productivity.
July 6, 2023

In today's fast-paced world of logistics, staying ahead requires constant innovation and optimization. JAS understands the significance of utilizing cutting-edge technologies to improve efficiency and drive productivity. That's why we have fully embraced automation and seamlessly integrated robots into our warehouse operations at our Contract Logistics facilities. This includes our recently opened warehouse in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. This exciting technology benefits both our picking teams and the overall logistics process.

Enhancing Productivity: One primary advantage of incorporating robots into our warehouse operations is their ability to work alongside our picking teams, improving their productivity and efficiency. Collaborating with our human team members, these robots take on repetitive and time-consuming tasks, allowing our team members to focus on the more complex and value-added tasks. This dynamic partnership increases productivity levels, enabling us to meet customer demands quickly and accurately.

Reducing Non-Value-Added Travel Time: Deploying robots in our warehouse significantly reduces non-value-added travel time. Instead of pickers manually pushing carts and transporting goods long distances, our automated helpers efficiently transport them from the picking area to the shipping station. By reducing non-value-added travel time, we can optimize workflows and increase overall operational efficiency resulting in time and cost savings for our customers.

Versatile Performance: Our robots excel in various order scenarios, accommodating both batch picking for e-commerce orders and big orders with oversized items and high unit counts. Their versatility and adaptability make them invaluable assets in handling diverse order volumes and requirements, enabling us to meet customer demands across a wide range of industries efficiently.

Real-Time Data Visibility and Analytics: With the help of our robotic team members, we have achieved real-time data visibility and analytics. This data-driven approach allows us to optimize our operations, identify bottlenecks, and implement continuous improvements while maintaining the highest standards of accuracy and efficiency. Our teams can monitor, troubleshoot, and expand robot functionality from anywhere in the world.  

At JAS, we believe that embracing automation and integrating robots into our warehouse operations is key to driving efficiency and meeting the needs of today's rapidly evolving industry. With robots as our trusted teammates, we are well-equipped to meet the needs of today, all while providing exceptional service to our valued customers.

To learn more about our services and how they can benefit you, please visit our contract logistics webpage.

JAS Worldwide is excited to announce its sponsorship of the Dana Open this July.
July 10, 2023

JAS Worldwide is excited to announce its sponsorship of the Dana Open. This annual event, one of the longest-running on the LPGA Tour, is set to take place from July 10th to July 16th, 2023, at the Highland Meadows Golf Club in Sylvania, Ohio, United States.

Founded in 1984, the Dana Open has become a significant philanthropic force, raising funds for numerous local children's charities. Throughout its more than 30-year history, the tournament has raised over $13.5 million, benefiting more than 215 organizations, such as the Ronald McDonald House Charities and Read For Literacy which are dedicated to supporting the well-being of children within the local community.

As a family-owned business committed to giving back, JAS recognizes the impact that the Dana Open has on the lives of those it serves. By participating in this event, attendees and sponsors alike are actively contributing to the well-being and success of the community's youth, helping to shape a brighter future for generations to come. We hope to inspire others to join us in our mission to make a positive difference in the lives of those who need it most.

JAS extends its gratitude to the organizers, volunteers, players, and sponsors of the Dana Open.

JAS' commitment to environmentally friendly solutions has led to successful partnerships with manufacturers, suppliers, and customers, resulting in mutual benefits, and its latest venture into electric trucks, showcases its dedication to driving positive change.
July 13, 2023

In the pursuit of a greener future for transportation, JAS Worldwide, in collaboration with GLC - Göteborgs Lastbilcentral, proudly unveiled their first electric truck in Sweden earlier this year.

Operating within the greater Gothenburg area, this electric vehicle uses clean, renewable electricity, delivering remarkable results in terms of environmental impact. Compared to traditional diesel trucks, the VOLVO FM6x2T TE achieves an impressive 92% reduction in CO2 emissions when considering the entire Well-To-Wheel (WTW) cycle.

The successful implementation of this electric truck marks an important milestone for JAS Worldwide and GLC, as they introduce greener transportation options for their customers. By collaborating with manufacturers, suppliers, and customers, JAS Worldwide aims to bring about benefits for all parties involved while setting an example for the industry.

JAS Worldwide remains at the forefront of sustainable initiatives and continues to explore additional solutions and collaborations as it works towards an even more sustainable future.

On July 5th, five JAS Germany trainees, Anna, Anabel, Bennet, Georgette, and Simona, headed to the United States to gain valuable experience abroad while training in the USA for the next eight weeks.
July 18, 2023

JAS Germany, is delighted to announce the commencement of an initiative that underscores its commitment to fostering international talent and promoting cross-cultural exchange. On July 5th, five trainees, Anna (MHG), Anabel (BER), Bennet (HAJ), Georgette (FRA), and Simona (CGN), from JAS Germany headed to the United States, aiming to gain valuable experience abroad while training in the USA during the next eight weeks.

The journey began at Frankfurt airport, where the trainees, filled with enthusiasm and a spirit of adventure, embarked on their transatlantic voyage. Prior to their departure, the trainees were given the opportunity to visit JAS’ headquarters in Germany. The tour offered valuable insights into the company's operations and culture laying a strong foundation for their upcoming experiences abroad. Additionally, they were given words of encouragement from Managing Director, Volker Werner.

Throughout their eight-week stay in the USA, the trainees will immerse themselves in various facets of international logistics, freight forwarding, and supply chain management. They will have the unique opportunity to interact with industry professionals, collaborate on real-world projects, and gain hands-on experience in diverse operational settings. Moreover, the apprentices will be maintaining a comprehensive diary, documenting their professional experiences and personal reflections, providing an account of their journey.

JAS is dedicated to nurturing the growth and development of its employees, and this initiative exemplifies the organization's commitment to investing in young talent. JAS firmly believes that such immersive international experiences not only enrich the trainees' professional acumen but also foster a broader global perspective, essential in today's interconnected world.

Celebrating the Grand Opening of our newest branch with our Leipzig team members, led by Branch Manager Patrick Herrfurth.
July 26, 2023

In an exciting move to better serve its clients and tap into the growing market potential, JAS Germany is excited to announce the launch of its new fully operating branch in Leipzig, Germany. The branch, which started business on July 1st, represents JAS' third location in eastern Germany and a significant addition to its expanding network.

The newly established branch is strategically positioned in Leipzig, a booming city with a strong presence industry presence. With a comprehensive range of services covering both Air and Ocean Freight, JAS aims to provide its clients in the local market with unparalleled, high-quality service.
Heading the branch is Patrick Herrfurth, an experienced professional with extensive experience in the freight forwarding industry and an in-depth understanding of the local market. As the Branch Manager, Herrfurth brings with him a proven track record of success and a commitment to delivering exceptional logistics solutions to JAS clients.

"We are thrilled to open our doors in Leipzig and mark this as an essential milestone in our growth strategy," said Herrfurth. "This new branch not only strengthens our presence in eastern Germany but also underscores our dedication to meeting the market's rising demands and offering the best possible services to our customers."

The Leipzig branch currently boasts a team of six skilled employees, including dedicated sales personnel. JAS is confident that this dynamic and well-equipped team will play a key role in providing efficient and reliable logistics solutions to businesses in the region.

"The decision to expand our operations in Leipzig was driven by the city's fast-growing and high-potential market," said Manuel Kießling, Director Sales & Marketing, JAS Germany. "We believe that our extensive global network, combined with the expertise of our local team, will make JAS the preferred choice for businesses in this area seeking seamless freight forwarding solutions."

With a commitment to innovation, customer satisfaction, and sustainable logistics practices, JAS continues to cement its position as a leading player in the freight forwarding industry. The new branch in Leipzig is a testament to JAS' dedication to staying at the forefront of the logistics sector and providing best-in-class services to its customers.

JAS recently executed a complex air freight project linking China, the United Kingdom, and France for a major French pharmaceutical launch, demonstrating expertise in handling large shipments.
August 11, 2023

Recently, JAS successfully executed a large air freight project connecting China, the United Kingdom, and France. The project catered to a prominent French pharmaceutical company's highly anticipated product launch, highlighting JAS's ability to handle large shipments with precision and efficiency. The Toulouse Branch Manager of JAS France, Khalid Aabiza, played a key role in securing the business and overseeing the project's execution.

The French pharmaceutical company's product launch in the United Kingdom required the transportation of a vast number of paper containers/cups from China. With over 400 pallet cargoes divided into three lots, each carrying strict deadlines, the challenge was immense. The urgency to meet these deadlines and the need for high visibility and real-time updates on cargo status presented critical objectives for the customer.

Addressing these challenges head-on, JAS provided a comprehensive solution that showcased its expertise and commitment to excellence. Through effective communication with the shipper in China, the JAS team optimized the capacity plan, ensuring flexibility and streamlined execution. The JAS team offered a full solution within just five days, leveraging optimal carrier combinations and strategic partnerships with multiple large airlines.

To meet the customer's requirements for real-time updates and high visibility, the JAS Shanghai team collaborated closely with teams in France and the United Kingdom, sharing daily planning and monitoring sheets. This seamless communication and coordination played a key role in the project's success.

The project culminated in the safe and timely delivery of over 500 pallets and 700+ CBM of cargo to London Heathrow Airport (LHR). JAS's execution and dedication earned appreciation from the customer, solidifying its position as a reliable partner for complex logistics operations.

With this success, JAS reaffirms its position as an industry leader capable of handling large-scale logistics with precision and timeliness. As the logistics landscape continues to evolve, JAS's commitment to customer satisfaction and operational excellence remains strong.

Electric vehicle charging.
August 16, 2023

In a display of cross-functional teamwork, several internal teams at JAS worked closely to execute a seamless transportation operation. The collaborative effort aimed to transport a large number of Lithium-Ion Batteries (UN 3480, Class 9) from Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) to Frankfurt Airport (FRA), supporting a leading European Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) producing electric vehicles (EV).


The automotive landscape is transitioning towards sustainable solutions, with electric vehicles leading the way. However, sourcing the necessary components, such as Lithium-Ion Batteries, often poses significant logistical challenges due to their hazardous nature, requiring compliance with stringent regulations and safety protocols. A leading OEM in Europe required a substantial shipment of batteries from the US to support its EV production. Blue World Atlantic charter flight operations presented an opportunity to avoid relying on a market yielding minimal results with minimum quantities per flight.

JAS's Response: 

Recognizing the urgency and importance of the situation, the JAS teams quickly created a plan. The batteries were carefully packed, labeled, and documented in accordance with local and global regulations. Additionally, a plan using JAS' existing Blue World Atlantic weekly charter was organized, allowing for direct transportation and minimizing the risk associated with intermediate stops. 

Results and Impact: 

After taking over the project as airlines simultaneously announced embargoes on cargo containing Lithium-Ion Batteries, the team successfully transported the Lithium-Ion Batteries on JAS Blue World Atlantic weekly charter, allowing the customer's supply chain to remain uninterrupted.