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JAS Indonesia leverages impressive network for safe transport of marble, stone, and ceramic tiles

JAS Continues to Build Reputation for Excellence in Marble, Stone, and Ceramic Tile Logistics

By
Achie Sulestari
October 4, 2021
JAS Indonesia transports 11 containers of unpolished travertine blocks
JAS Indonesia transports 11 containers of unpolished travertine blocks

It pays to have strong relationships with manufacturers and importers in the marble, stone, and ceramic tile industry. Since 2017, JAS Indonesia has built a reputation as a premier logistics provider for this vertical market.  

The years of experience and professionalism exhibited by the JAS Indonesia team is unparalleled. Customers requiring the transport of ceramic tiles, marbles, stones, and machinery for processing marble, sanitary ware, bathroom furniture, and accessories know they can receive quality service from the JAS team.  

Years of networking and relationship-building within the industry have led to solid connections with suppliers in Italy, Izmir, and Xiamen. As an additional benefit, JAS Indonesia managing director Franceschino Menconi has lived in Carrara, Italy giving him a personal connection to many suppliers. He goes the extra mile to arrange meetings between buyers and suppliers to discuss how JAS Indonesia’s expertise in the industry can benefit them in the future. With offices in Carrara, it is easier for JAS Indonesia to build buyer and supplier trust.  

Recently, the JAS Indonesia team moved 11 containers of unpolished travertine blocks and 4 containers of unpolished marble slabs for a customer. As part of its services, the JAS team:

  • Picks up blocks directly from quarries using heavy equipment with a capacity of up to 30 tons or via drop-deck trucks with a capacity of up to 60 tons.  
  • Handles blocks in the depots using specialized equipment that loads them into shipping containers.  
  • Sends shipping containers to appropriate ports for transport.  

Customers can rely on JAS Indonesia to provide end-to-end logistics services for their ceramic tiles, marbles, and stones that protect the products at all stages.

JAS NEWS ADVISORY: IMPACT OF TYPHOON CHANTHU

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September 13, 2021
Typhoon Chanthu - JAS Advisory
Typhoon Chanthu - JAS Advisory

Due to Typhoon Chanthu, as of September 13th and until further notice, some activities at port and airport terminals in the typhoon's path have been canceled.

All flights at Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG), and Shanghai Hongqiao Airport (SHA), and Ningbo Lishe International Airport (NGB) have been canceled until further notice.

Container import and export services at Ningbo and Shanghai port terminals have also been canceled until further notice.

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JAS Hong Kong provides assembly and process with gaming accessories partner
JAS Hong Kong Supports Product Assembly for Gaming Manufacturer

As the consumer market recovers in 2021, logistics services and supply chain management requirements have become increasingly challenging and cover more than just transportation and warehousing. JAS Hong Kong has always thought one step ahead for its customers. Therefore, in Q2 2021, the JAS Hong Kong logistics team successfully launched a product assembly program for a world-leading gaming accessories provider.  

The partnership between JAS Hong Kong and the customer began in 2012. Over the last nine years the project has increased more than threefold. The customer's success is due not only to the exponential growth of the gaming market but also its continuous launch of new products and promotional combo/bundle sets. Each bundle consists of 3 or 4 products, which include items such as a gaming keyboard, mouse, and headset. The latest launch was in the summer of 2021 and entered the US market through megastores or e-Commerce platforms. JAS Hong Kong exclusively handled the entire assembly process including material sourcing and procurement, system support, assembly-line operation, and space and human resources management.  

The bundle set program was carried out over the course of 3 months in 2021. During this period, over 40 additional workers per day were deployed for a total of 36 working days. Over 50,000 sets were constructed and shipped to the United States in 23 containers (40'HQ) under the supervision of the JAS team.  

Of the project Jason Tse, Logistics Manager for JAS Hong Kong, said “The hassle-free solution designed by the JAS team enabled the customer to focus its resources on product design, sales, and marketing knowing JAS would make the rest of the process worry free.”

JAS continually provides service that meets and exceeds every industry standard as well as our customers’ expectations. JAS is confident that there are more successful partnerships ahead.

JAS Xiamen Rises to the Challenge of Oversized Ocean Freight

JAS Worldwide offers innovative solutions to meet the needs of its logistics and transportation clients. Safe and secure shipping for ocean freight that exceeds standard-size shipping containers and cargo bins is one of our specialties.  

JAS Xiamen is pleased to announce its successful first arrangement of a break-bulk vessel. This ocean shipping method was necessary to accommodate a professional offshore technical services enterprise in China. The solution is one of the many ways JAS Worldwide rises to the challenge of today’s complicated logistics environment.  

The safe and secure passage was provided courtesy of a charted vessel outfitted to carry the 290,000-plus kilograms of 300mt Pedestal Mounted Cranes (PMC). The cargo departed from the Port of Zhangzhou, Fujian, with a destination of Qidong, Jiangsu.  

“It is a mark of great success for our team,” said Steven Su, JAS Xiamen branch manager. “They will use the experience gained from this project to develop further logistics businesses in related vertical markets.”  

Preparing for Hurricanes, Typhoons, and Monsoons

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. These tropical storms create high winds and flooding, disrupting and delaying freight transportation, which can potentially cause supply chain failures and revenue loss. While severe weather is not something that can be controlled, there are several ways that you can ensure a resilient supply chain and minimize potential disruptions.

  1. Know How to Prioritize Your Freight: The severe weather associated with tropical storms can shut down ports and airports. When they do open back up, capacity and may be limited, and there may also be extensive backlogs. By knowing what freight is most important, you can help prevent further disruptions downstream.  
  2. Plan for Inventory Disruptions: During the peak of tropical storm season, it can be wise to plan for additional inventory to be on hand if your supply chain is disrupted due to significant port and airport closures and delays.  
  3. Watch the Weather: Taking a proactive approach to monitoring the weather during tropical storm season is vital. It allows you to stay well-informed of impending severe weather that might impact shipment delivery. While forecasts change at a moment’s notice, it is essential that you are aware of the weather forecast and any precautionary measures taken locally, such as port and airport closures and shelter-in-place orders.
  4. Utilize Technology to Increase Supply Chain Visibility: 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.
  5. Maintain a Line of Communication: When severe weather occurs, it is important to maintain a clear line of communication with your service providers. This means ensuring that your provider knows which cargo is of the highest priority and giving as much warning as possible about a needed shipment as canceled flights and closed ports can delay shipment and reduce 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. To make sure you are ready for the upcoming season, contact your local JAS office.

JAS China is AEO Certified

We are delighted to announce that JAS China is now certified as an Authorized Economic Operator – AEO.

The certificate covers the whole Mainland China and its accreditation encompasses a high level of security and legality in trade compliance. It is recognized globally as a mark of quality which strengthens JAS' capability in offering a full range of premium Value-Added Services to our clients in China.

A well-deserved accreditation for the excellent work that the JAS China professional Customs Solution Team has worked so hard to achieve.

If you would like any further information, please contact us!

JAS Supports Countries Reopening Around the World

In today’s environment, shippers are faced with numerous challenges, from the immediate need to replenish drastically reduced inventory levels to budgeting logistics costs in a highly unpredictable environment. Blank sailings, carrier solvency, and steadily building port congestion is resulting in increased supply chain risk and lead time fluctuations. Global air cargo capacity has been reduced by over 25% making access to space more constrained due to overall demand and increased dwell time due to testing and customs inspections of PPE goods.

JAS is working closely with our customers to offer solutions that balance planning with responsiveness and agility, while working to provide service options that mitigate the increased costs and risks that exist with current market conditions.

Our Flight Operations solutions address the immediate and urgent needs of our customers. We have scheduled weekly flights from the following areas:

China to the USA with connections to Latin America

Europe to the USA with connections to Latin America

USA to Europe

China to Europe

Additional flights will be added as needed.

JAS SEA-AIR services provide an alternative solution to customers requiring shorter lead times than traditional ocean freight while providing a lower cost option to air freight. We currently offer hubs in Singapore and Korea that connect Asia with the rest of the world.

​For traditional ocean FCL and LCL services, our ocean team aligns our carrier allocations and schedules with our customers’ forecasts. Services such as container and order management offer additional value to our standard ocean freight services.

​While our current priority is to work with your immediate needs, we do not want to lose sight of the need for long-term planning strategies so please contact us at info@jas.com or reach out to your local JAS representative for more information.

JAS Uses Business Intelligence Tools

If you ask most business leaders in the world what their most important resource is, many will tell you it’s their people. At JAS, our culture is no different from our company motto, “People Make the Difference”.  Given that people are the number one resource in business, the number two resource should be their time; an important factor that often goes overlooked. Driving value in today’s Trans-Pacific supply chain market for logistic service providers can be challenging.  No longer do logistics and supply chain managers make decisions in a vacuum.  Most organizations make collective decisions when it comes to their supply chain since it involves finance, purchasing, customer service, production, etc. This process can take a lot of time given that these decisions affect every aspect of the company.

Market information is readily available in the form of social media, blogs, newsletters, and industry websites.  However, there is typically some level of bias associated with such mediums based upon the sources of the data. This is a reality in any industry.  Given the market volatility, supply chain decision makers are tasked to take in all available information then work with other affected company departments to predict the future.  By identifying this complex customer need, JAS was driven to provide a solution.  We began by compiling data from our global operating system then designing a Business Intelligence Platform to highlight customer trends and proactively identify improvement opportunities.  JAS now provides their clients with a business intelligence tool that replaces perception-based decision making with unbiased data analytics to help strengthen supply chains and identify trends.  Due to the overwhelmingly positive feedback from our customers, we decided to take this initiative a step further and use our “JAS Business Intelligence Tool” during the discovery stage with potential clients prior to a formal partnership agreement.  We first gather historical data from the client as well as other industry platforms such as Datamyne, Zepol and Import Genius.  Next, we upload the data into our tool and set up a series of views for an in depth analysis. Performing this exercise allows JAS to better understand the customer’s supply chain model and help clients identify improvement opportunities early in the relationship.  Any additional details uncovered during the supply chain assessment are quickly adjusted to provide a more detailed view of the results.

The JAS Business Intelligence Tool translates data into a language that can be understood by all respective departments within an organization at the highest level without having to be a supply chain expert.  It also allows for more educated, collective decision making to give customers peace of mind knowing that, although they cannot predict the future, they are more prepared to handle the future with JAS as their partner.

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