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Supply Chain

Preparing for Hurricanes, Typhoons, and Monsoons

By
JAS Staff
May 31, 2021

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 Supports Countries Reopening Around the World

By
May 22, 2020

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.

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JAS Supports the Medical Industry

On March 31st the HARTMANN GROUP began utilizing JAS’ charted flight operations to facilitate the supply of masks throughout Europe. Based in Heidenheim, Germany, HARTMANN is a leading provider of medical and hygiene products, with its core expertise being in wound treatment, infection prevention, surgical supplies, and personal healthcare.

HARTMANN turned to JAS to help it supply critically needed N95 masks to the governments of Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands.  These shipments are flown by JAS from Shanghai to Frankfurt for distribution to not only government entities, but also to pharmacies for wider distribution to non-governmental organizations and the public at large.

JAS continues to leverage its expertise in chartered flight operations, export and import clearance, and general distribution services for HARTMANN as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to put pressure on supply chains throughout the globe. JAS is committed to supporting efforts of customers like HARTMANN as they work to provide medical supplies when and where they are needed most.

When asked to comment on PPE supply chain challenges, Thomas-Garry Stiller, Senior VP of Procurement at HARTMANN remarked, “Sourcing those masks is one thing, but how to get them to Europe? Answer: JAS.”

JAS offers ongoing chartered flight operations between Shanghai and the cities of Frankfurt, Milan, and Chicago. In support of these air corridors, JAS also maintains distribution networks via its locations in the United States, Latin America, and Europe.

JAS South Africa : A Gateway to Space

JAS in Johannesburg was recently awarded the transportation and logistics contract for the Gateway to Space exhibition at the Johannesburg Convention Centre in South Africa.

Quick facts about the exhibition

  • It was created with input from NASA and the US Space & Rocket Centre, as well as archeologists and geologists.
  • It changes cities around the world every two to three months
  • Contains 60 space artifacts.
  • It covers about 3.400 m² of floor space.
  • Space suits are transported in atmosphere-controlled boxes.
  • Some 40 short videos explaining the various exhibits are included.
  • It boasts an interactive space area.

Some of the articles you will see at the exhibition

  • Sputnik 1: The first space satellite
  • Lunar rover model: The battery-operated space exploration vehicle that can move around and transport people on the surface of the moon.
  • Sokol SK-1 Space suit: The space suit designed for Yuri Gagarin for the first manned space launch in 1961.
  • A Space Shuttle cockpit: This flight deck, with controls for life support, landing and steering, was the heart of the Space Shuttle.
  • Space food: Most space food simply requires hot water to prepare, see what they eat in space!
  • Orion: It’s destined to be the safest, most advanced spacecraft built and earmarked to be suitable to take humans to a variety of destinations.
  • Moon rock: Between 1969 and 1972 six Apollo missions brought back 382 kilograms of moon rock. Come and touch one of these rocks.
  • Vostok rocket: The Soviet rocket that launched the first human in space.

Scope of work handled by JAS South Africa

Timing was critical as the exhibition started on the 1st June 2016, and time was not on our side.

20 x 40’cntrs were shipped ex Amsterdam to Johannesburg under a Carnet ATA. These containers had to be delivered in specific sequential order at specific times to facilitate the off-loading and unpacking on site.

Due to the fragility of the material, the Contractor Media 24 had to fly in a professional team to co-ordinate and facilitate the unpacking and assembling of the artifacts.

The exhibition will run for two months and then has to be re-exported to a country still to be determined in Europe. JAS will be appointed for the export.

The delivery fortunately went without any incidents and in true JAS fashion, we applied a personal touch to ensure service excellence.

Congratulations to the job well done by the JAS South Africa team, our Gateway to Space!

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