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Throughout March, in honor of International Women's Day (March 8), we are celebrating some of the remarkable women at JAS. Today, we are honored to highlight Lisa Simon, Regional Account Manager at JAS Germany.
What does International Women's Day and its theme this year, #BreakTheBias, mean to you?
International Women's Day to me is a day to celebrate all the incredible woman around the world regardless of their professional status, personal success or nationality.
#BreakTheBias to me means that walls between certain people/ genders must be broken down. The truth is we all need each other, and we are all equal.
How do you #BreakTheBias?
We must all treat everyone equally. I teach my kids to be open-minded regardless of culture, color, language, or gender. It is important to foster an understanding that an individual’s background or personal success doesn't make them better than anyone else.
What advice do you have for other women entering the industry?
Stay true to yourself, and don't try to duplicate others. There are a lot of inspiring people within this industry, but everyone has to find their way to be credible.
How have female mentors/role models influenced your career?
Female mentors have always taught me how to balance my personal and professional life. Success is not about controlling things around us, it is about balance and the ability to combine personal and professional goals and living a happy life.
JAS’ webinar was one of the most anticipated webinar series for pharma and healthcare logistics.
Merck & Co (known as MSD outside of North America), Sonoco ThermoSafe, and JAS are all three very different companies, but they gathered together on February 22, 2022, to discuss the coming era of pharma and healthcare logistics. Moderated by David Bang, EVP Pharma & Healthcare at JAS, the panel consisted of David Komjati, Director Logistics Transformation at Merck & Co, Ben VanderPlas, Director of Engineering and R&D at Sonoco ThermoSafe, and Graeme Robinson, EVP Operations and Product at JAS.
Major disruptions are followed by an accelerated increase or decrease of specific policies, technologies, practices, and even human behaviors. As we are at the pivot point in between the last two years of pandemic and the next years of recovery, the panelists shared how they see the breakdown of the barriers to respond to lack of visibility into inventory status, location, and production process for pharma and healthcare products across the entire ecosystem. Also, practically speaking, we must deal with the upfront challenges such as congestion, capacity, labor shortage, supply shortage, etc. that are expected to continue in 2022 and well into 2023.
Merck & Co has been in the forefront of transformative development using IoT devices, clouds, and other technologies for some time and will share what the next evolution will be at Merck & Co. Sonoco ThermoSafe, from research and engineering perspectives, is working on numerous projects that have themes of sustainability, autonomy, real-time, and integration as well and added nicely how a company like Sonoco ThermoSafe has been navigating so far and is planning to adapt to a new norm.
JAS, as a global logistics provider connecting many dots with data and physical touches, has critical roles to play in the coming years and shared how it is preparing for future disruptions based on lessons learned and how it is reimagining the world of pharma and healthcare logistics in the next few years to come, closely collaborating with customers and partners.
The rapidly evolving pandemic, combined with the continued poor performance of carriers aggravated by growing demand for goods, has highlighted how fragile supply chains are due to globalization and delocalization. In fact, it has brought to the fore the phenomena of Reshoring/Nearshoring. This has accelerated the development of E-Commerce in Italy and has increased the importance of the "Made in Italy" brand and the positioning of Italy within the global supply chain. (Source: Alsea Report in collaboration with Osservatorio Export Digitale del Politecnico di Milano).
JAS is always looking ahead to prepare for market changes and ways to serve our customers better. As a part of these efforts, JAS recently completed the acquisition of Tigers. With its long-standing expertise in both the Contract Logistics and E-Commerce sectors combined with its sophisticated IT systems, JAS will be able to provide logistical support and communicate digitally with our customers. In addition, these new systems will allow JAS to collaborate with customers to coordinate transit times and transport modes which will help customers' reduce CO2 emissions and the overall environmental impact.
With this objective, JAS has increased its usage of FCL rail service between China and Italy, transporting individual units or organizing block trains reserved entirely for JAS. Eco-sustainable, with low environmental impact, the service offers a competitive transit time when compared with current maritime services. Furthermore, as a part of the efforts to help customers reduce their CO2 emissions, JAS has increased the use of FCL rail services on the CHINA-ITALY section, transporting individual units or coordinating block trains entirely reserved for JAS. Eco-sustainable, with low environmental impact, the service currently offers a competitive transit time compared to current maritime services.
In further news, to better serve our customer's needs in this rapidly changing environment, on July 14, 2021, JAS Italy completed the acquisition of the company Bossi & C. Transiti S.p.A.. Specializing in the maritime field and headquartered in Genoa, branches will operate out of Verona and Vercelli while maintaining a commercial/operational office in Hong Kong.
To stay up to date on the latest market situation and how JAS is responding, follow JAS on social media.
L’esplosione della pandemia e il perdurare delle scarse performance dei
vettori aggravate da continui rincari, ha evidenziato quanto può essere fragile la globalizzazione e la rincorsa alla delocalizzazione della Supply Chain.
Infatti questa situazione ha riportato alla ribalta i fenomeni del Reshoring/Near-Shoring, accelerando anche in Italia lo sviluppo
dell’E-Commerce, ma anche aumentando l’importanza del prodotto e del
Brand «Made in Italy», posizionando l’Italia «nelle catene globali del valore». (Fonte : report di Alsea in collaborazione con Osservatorio Export Digitale del Politecnico di Milano).
Sempre con spirito lungimirante e cercando d’interpretare in anticipo le necessità dettate dai cambiamenti del mercato, JAS ha risposto con la recente acquisizione di TIGERS, mirando ad una espansione nei settori del Contract Logistics e dell’ E-Commerce, grazie ai quali sarà in grado di fornire supporto logistico, coadiuvato da sofisticati sistemi informatici per comunicare digitalmente con tutti i clienti che collaborano con JAS e armonizzando i tempi di transito con una ridotta immissione di CO2, selezionando modalità di trasporto a ridotto impatto ambientale.
Con tale obiettivo, JAS ha sviluppato ed incrementato sulla tratta CINA-ITALIA l’utilizzo dell’efficace servizio su ferro ed utilizzando le polizze Blue World Line, garantiamo servizi Groupage e servizi FCL con elevati standard di servizio. Ecosostenibile, con bassissimo impatto ambientale, il servizio offre ad oggi un Transit Time molto competitivo rispetto gli attuali servizi marittimi.
In data 14 luglio 2021, JAS Italia ha completato l’acquisizione della società Bossi & C. Transiti S.p.A. specializzata nel campo marittimo, con sede a Genova e filiali a Verona, Vercelli, oltre che un ufficio commerciale/operativo ad Hong Kong.
E le novità non finiscono qui …
JAS Worldwide announced that their EVP Pharma and Healthcare, David Bang, is slated to speak at the Rx-360 Euro 2021 conference to be held May 5th and 6th. The virtual conference this year will focus on pharmaceutical supply chain integrity and patient safety as well as how things have changed in light of COVID-19.
Rx-360's mission is to “protect patient safety by sharing information and developing processes related to the integrity of the healthcare supply chain and the quality of its materials." Covid-19 has impacted pharma & healthcare supply chain in many profound ways.
Bang said, “The only way to slowly but surely to get out of this deep pit and to come out stronger is to think and act totally differently and boldly with full collaboration. JAS Worldwide’s decision to get into pharma & healthcare globally is a serious one because JAS can become a part of the solution to protect patient safety. As long as we are always reminded of that, customer loyalty and financial rewards will follow."
Visit the Rx-360 website at www.rx-360.org.
About David Bang
David Bang is an innovative and passionate executive, entrepreneur and thought leader with more than 20 years of global success across the logistics, forwarding, specialty courier, supply chain, healthcare, and life sciences industries. Bang is a podcast host of Wonder of Logistics, recently named as a Top 30 podcasts for Transportation and Logistics Industry. He is an active contributor in numerous trade and technical publications, and frequently speaks at various world-renown conferences advocating for reduction of risk, elevated ROI, and ultimate patient safety while connecting technology advancement with people’s daily lives.
The Italy-American Chamber of Commerce Southeast is promoting a digital event that aims to provide valuable information to Italian PMI in the Region. Specifically, this event is geared for companies interested in exploring new opportunities in the United States, related to either the Interior Design market or the Food & Beverage industry.
The event is in Italian and free of charge.
JAS couldn't miss this event, so please join our experts Stefania Poli and Giuseppe Roberto, Route Development Managers dedicated to the American Market, and Stefano Noè, Product Manager for the Food & Beverage Division.
Our team will explain in detail how JAS reacted to the consequences of the COVID-19 outbreak, that affected the Supply Chain of our respective industries.
Furthermore, on April 23rd, Companies will have the opportunity to inquire about any specific needs through a speed-meeting session, where our experts will be available to answer to any questions.
Per il terzo anno di fila CONFETRA organizza il prestigioso evento Denominato AGORA’ 2020 e JAS, presente sin dalla prima edizione del 2018, NON potrà mancare con l’ importante partecipazione del nostro Keynote Speaker Mr. Biagio Bruni.
Sarà un momento di confronto importante e sarà l’occasione per fare il punto sulle grandi dinamiche del commercio globale che sta generando mutamenti profondi non solo nel mondo dell’Industria, ma anche nei settori della Logistica e nel Trasporto Internazionale, il tutto fortemente “modificato” anche in conseguenza alle sfide che il “Mondo Post Covid” potrà determinare per l’Italia e per le nostre Imprese.
Infatti a causa dell’emergenza sanitaria causata dal COVID-19, anche il settore dei Trasporti Aerei ha subito dei fortissimi mutamenti sin dai primi giorni di Marzo 2020, causando pesanti contraccolpi sulla continuità della Supply Chain.
Nonostante questo difficile momento, siamo fieri di affermare che ancora una volta JAS ha avuto una “Market Vision” offrendo servizi JAS CHARTER FLIGHTS in grado di fornire continuità alla Supply Chain della Clientela e di Istituzioni Nazionali ed Internazionali.
JAS ha deciso deciso di continuare con l’investimento effettuato nei mesi precedenti, puntando sull’ organizzazione di vere e proprie «JAS FLIGHT OPERATIONS» su alcune delle Trade Lanes principali.
Il Servizio proposto da JAS e’ gia’ operativo su uno dei piu’ importanti corridori per il traffico aereo che resta anche uno dei piu’ colpiti dalla cancellazione dei voli passeggeri:
NORTH AMERICA – EUROPA - NORTH AMERICA
Gli altri corridoi continuano ad essere serviti tramite voli charter organizzati in base alle esigenze del momento.
For the third year in a row, CONFETRA is organizing AGORA’ 2020. JAS will be contributing to this important event with the Keynote Speaker Mr. Biagio Bruni.
This is the ideal forum for exchanging ideas and to discuss the current turmoil in the world of commerce which will cause deep changes for all industries and their supply chains, particularly for the international transportation of goods. Everything will be affected, the POST COVID-19 world will be full of challenges and opportunities for Italy and its Industries.
The health crisis caused by COVID-19, greatly affected the whole Air Transportation sector starting from the first few days of March 2020. Supply Chains around the world were completely disrupted.
Despite the very difficult moment, JAS was able to anticipate the market needs quickly establishing a series of JAS CHARTER FLIGHTS to cover any supply chain gap for its clients, as well as Italian and International institutions.
JAS recently decided to expand the investment creating what we now call “JAS FLIGHT OPERATIONS” on the most important Trade-Lanes.
The service is already operational in one of the most important air freight corridors which is also one of the most impacted by the cancellation of many passenger flights:
NORTH AMERICA – EUROPE – NORTH AMERICA
Other flight corridors will be served with Charter Flights which will be organized depending on the market needs.
We are excited to announce that JAS Italy will participate in the Unindustria Pordenone Seminar taking place October 22. 2019 in Italy. This seminar is focused on providing prospectives on operational aspects for companies currently operating in the American marketplace. Singling out useful instruments to develop or perfect those companies knowledge of American law aspects, as well as fiscal and customs regulations that dictate business in the United States.
Keynote speaker Mr Giuseppe Roberto, JAS Route Manager USA & Canada, together with JAS Italy's Udine Branch Manager Mrs Stefania Morassi will speak on the U.S. marketplace and techniques to approach this market with success.
The main industries being discussed at this event are going to be furniture, “white goods”, and industrial manufacturing. There will be several other industries attending this event as well.
At the end of the event, a B2B meeting will be held and the JAS Italy team will be available to provide support and detailed information to our valued customers.
The Unindustria Pordenone Seminar was very positive and although it was considered a “local event”, the interest and turnout were well over the original expectations.
This event has given to JAS Italy the opportunity to introduce our U.S. Network and our service capabilities to some local companies which are beginning to approach the U.S. Market for the first time. JAS had the opportunity to prove our consolidate experience in the U.S. market and looks forward to assisting our partners and prospective partners move into the bustling U.S. marketplace.
We are proud to announce that JAS participated in the Transport & Logistic Fair in Munich, Germany during May 2019 for the first time. JAS had its own booth and the event was a great success. JAS Germany went above and beyond to create a unique and classy environment under the theme “sparkling solutions” to represent JAS at one of the most important events in the logistic field.
JAS welcomed many customers and potential clients for fruitful conversations and arising new partnerships. JAS took the chance to introduce the entire portfolio of JAS offered Solutions and explain who we are as an organization and what we are capable of with the powerful tools we have created for our customers.
Many JAS employees from around the world gathered in Munich to support and collaborate with one another, growing stronger as a global team. JAS is showing the world that they are modern and unique as a company and that their global team stands united and will go that extra mile to provide outstanding services and solutions to their valued customers.
JAS Germany would like to thank JAS Worldwide Management and their customers for making this experience possible.
JAS EMEA organized its Annual Management Meeting in Paris, France in early March. The group included all EMEA Regional Management, each Country Management and Country Sales Management, in addition an invitation of our Worldwide CEO, Marco Rebuffi, and our Sales & Marketing EVP, Stefano Redditi, as well as our Strategic Development EVP, John O’Connor, and the new Air Freight VP of JAS APAC, Jens Grimpe.
The event was very successful and celebrated the achievements and results JAS EMEA reached in 2017. This meeting also helps our team to align and establish the strong development strategies for the Region in 2018.
At the recent Intersolution fair in Ghent, Belgium held in January 2018, JAS Belgium received recognition from their customer, Vikram Solar, for their outstanding services provided to them. Vikram Solar is a globally recognized leading solar energy solutions provider, specializing in high efficiency PV module manufacturing and comprehensive EPC solutions. With international presence across 5 continents, they are an active contributor in shaping the solar revolution.
JAS Belgium manages Vikram Solar's European supply chain, covering warehousing, brokerage services and distribution within the region. JAS’ experience in handling solar panels of all kinds helps Vikram in their day to day supply chain, adding value and expertise towards their customers. JAS Belgium is delighted to have Vikram aboard.
Adding in the fact that JAS Belgium recently received a Lean & Green Award, both JAS and Vikram Solar strive towards making progress in sustainability!
Together with Gosselin Logistics, and Ahlers, JAS Forwarding Belgium NV receives recognition for actively reducing its impact on the environment.
Antwerp - Belgium - December 15th, 2017
JAS Belgium is pleased to announce that it is one of the first of three forwarders in Belgium to receive the Lean & Green Award presented by the VIL (Flemish Institute for Logistics) and the VEA (Union for Forwarders in Antwerp). The award recognizes companies who commit to reducing their CO2 emissions with at least 20% over a period of five years. As a service provider, JAS does not having any transport means of its own making this goal challenging!
JAS Worldwide - Belgium needed to compose an extensive Plan of Approach, measuring current CO2-emissions and presenting present and future efforts to reach the 20% goal. By linking every aspect of that plan to a key performance indicator, the JAS team would also be capable of measuring the impact of every part of the plan. The Plan of Approach was checked and verified by the University of Brussels, acting as a neutral evaluating party. As of December 2017 JAS - Belgium received the Lean & Green Award, recognizing efforts on reducing the carbon footprint.
As a freight forwarder JAS controls a number of of supply chains, so it does have the power to create a modal shift. Together with our customers JAS analyzes their current streams and pro-actively looks for potential improvements within their supply network. JAS not only raises awareness and highlights the importance of sustainability within the JAS organization, but also amongst its customers and suppliers.
Sam Jespers, Implementation Manager at JAS Forwarding Belgium, is convinced of the necessity of initiatives such as Lean & Green, “Sustainability is a topic high on the agenda of the majority of our customers. By participating in the Lean & Green program we concretize our efforts. Our Plan of Approach isn’t an informal statement but a true effective action plan! I’m glad we’re in this together with Gosselin and Ahlers. Together, we can achieve more.”
To contact Same Jespers or Bruno Gerardis, JAS Belgium Managing Director, use the contact form link at the bottom of the JAS Belgium web page HERE.
JAS WORLDWIDE AID & RELIEF ARE PROUD TO EXHIBIT AT AIDEX BRUSSELS NOVEMBER 15-16 2017
AidEx is the leading international event dedicated to the unique needs of development and aid professionals across the world; held on the 15th-16th of November 2017 at the Brussels Expo, in Belgium. AidEx is recognized as a major platform for networking, making new contacts and doing business. By taking part in this event, you will forge new relationships in the community, raise awareness of your organisation and be involved in the sourcing of new solutions to improve the efficiency of aid delivery.
JAS will be in attendance with our global JAS AID & RELIEF NGO LOGISTICS DIVISION. Please visit our booth, number F32 ,and let us introduce you to our team.
Every year, JAS holds mid-year sales events all over the world to evaluate sales efforts for the first half of the year and establish goals for the second half. Executive Vice President (EVP) of Sales and Marketing, Stefano Redditi attends most of these events around the globe. This year he was present for the events in United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Brazil, United States, China, Japan, Korea, and Mexico.
"The mid-year sales event is a key meeting for our sales people and me. During these meetings, each sales person has the opportunity to present his or her achievements and indicate the new targets for the remaining part of the year. JAS sales teams are second to none! This year’s events were the best ever” says Stefano Redditi, JAS EVP Sales & Marketing.
For the sales people, this is a great opportunity to “show off” in front of the local management, their peers, and the EVP of Sales and Marketing.
It is also an opportunity for the entire team to take a moment out of their daily routine and reflect, together with peers and management, on what has been done in the first part of the year and attack the second part at full speed.
Well Done JAS/SALES team!
JAS NGO Logistics Division proudly presented its services by exhibiting at the Aidex, a two-day events held in Brussels on November 16-17, 2016.
Salvatore Lauro Division Manager and Federico Delvo’ Operation Manager presided over the stand, interacted with clients, visitors and stakeholders.
Representatives from JAS Forwarding UK, JAS Forwarding Belgium and Necotrans were also present.
JAS NGO Logistics Division is a dedicated vertical within the JAS network.
Our mission is to bring support to populations in distress by delivering relief cargo securely and on time. JAS NGO Logistics has a dedicated team of experts that operate under challenging conditions: conflicts, past conflict territories, areas struck by natural disaster or famine.
JAS NGO Logistics Division offers freight forwarding and logistics services to humanitarian agencies, organizations and Governments.