JAS IN EMEA
JAS NEWS With a Focus on Europe, the Middle East, & Africa
JAS EMEA HQ
Via Passeggiata, 4
After a couple of fantastic years, JAS Netherlands met with several challenges the second half of 2016 and has come through with flying colors. A couple of events happened more or less simultaneously on the staffing side. Losing both branch managers at almost the same time, was in the end the climax of these events.
Fortunately we have been able to find great replacements and I’m happy to introduce our new core team:
The team is excited about the improvements made and is completely ready to support all of you moving forward. So bring it on!
As informed in March by our CEO, Mr. Marco Rebuffi, JAS Worldwide and GreenCarrier Freight Services (greencarrier.com) have formed a strategic alliance with the intent to expand trade and business between the Nordic and Baltic Sea region and the rest of the world.
Since then, a sales and operations meeting took place with JAS EMEA Management. Martin Spitzli – JAS EMEA VP of Air, and François-Xavier Mollet – JAS EMEA VP of Sales, both participated in Greencarrier’s Country Management meeting in Gothenburg to integrate our two companies. Martin Spitzli also participated in Riga (Latvia) to their Air Freight Management meeting.
On his side, Brahim Jarmache – JAS WW VP Agents, is working diligently to organize all the necessary set-up with each Greencarrier country offices in order to guarantee a smooth operations and netting integration.
Now, the focus is on our mutual development to make sure we have a full grip on the potential of our development. For this, one important milestone was the selection, by François-Xavier and Martin Svantesson – CCO of Greencarrier Freight Services, of Global & Multinational Accounts that JAS and Greencarrier will target and develop together. These companies are mainly local multinationals like Alfa Laval, Huqsvarna, SKF, Eletrolux, Ericsson, Tetra Pak, among others.
The strength of Greencarrier together with our JAS Network now allows us to propose a unique service opportunity for these target accounts and we cheer for our mutual development with them in the near future.
If you have any rate and/or service requirements to develop business with Greencarrier, please send your request to the following persons:
See Below the countries that Greencarrier covers:
A luxury Italian fashion brand with the nickname “King of Cashmere," which was chosen by a member of the royal family, has entrusted JAS to provide top quality logistics services from Italy to one of the most important and rising consumer markets for the brand in China and Macau.
The journey of the garment on hanger, flat packs, handbags, accessories and CITES items start in Italy with JAS offices handling the air freight to Hong Kong, Shanghai and Macau.
With an extensive China network, JAS also handles delivery into nine shops in China and direct shipments to other China cities like Beijing, Changchun, Chengdu, Dalian, Harbin and Nanjing.
Shipments arriving into JAS Hong Kong logistics center in Tsing Yi will be pick and packed and then delivered into three local shops in Hong Kong.
In Macau, local orders will be sent as cross-dock shipments by feeder. Strategically and efficiently located, the JAS warehouse in Macau is 2km from the pier, 3km from Wynn Macau and 12km from Cotai. With a total area of 5,000 sqf, fully air-conditioned and state-of-the-art security systems including web-enabled CCTV monitoring system, security card access system, motion detectors and 7x 24 security patrol installed, we are proud of the lead time we achieve for the customer. Next day local shop delivery can be achieved for delivery order put in customer’s system before 1:00p.m. the previous day.
We are excited to announce that our Antwerp team has moved to a new location in the harbor area of Antwerp.
We spent the previous six years in a building about a mile away from our new location - our old office served us well but we couldn't be more excited about our new space.
Our new office has been stripped and refurbished to a high standard to offer light and space, which adds to the well-being of our human capital.
The new office is located on the fourth floor of one of Antwerp's oldest harbor office buildings and overlooks the dock activities of the port. Staring outside, we watch the docking and loading of the vessels and containers, which makes it a lively place to work in, in the middle of all the action.
It has been an exciting six years for JAS Belgium, and we look at this new location as the start of another chapter in our history. We'll be hosting a happy hour soon for our vendors and customers, and if you're in the area, feel free to stop in and say hi!
Brussels airfreight office will also be moving shortly. In the next issue we’ll tell you everything about that move.
JAS TAILORED WAREHOUSING & DISTRIBUTION SERVICE IN MACAU
A prestigious Italian fashion conglomerate listed in Hong Kong entrusted JAS for a one stop shop supply chain solution from Europe to Hong Kong and Macau. Thanks to the close connections of the IT systems of the two companies, visibility of the supply chain can be seen by our customer in a timely manner.
The journey of the garment on hanger, flat packs, handbags, accessories and CITES items start in Italy and other European countries, with a JAS office handling the air freight and documentation for importation into Hong Kong and Macau.
Shipments then arrive into the JAS Hong Kong logistics center in Tsing Yi for piece level picking and packing, scanning and system update. Macau local orders are then sent as cross-dock shipments by feeder.
Strategically and efficiently located, the JAS warehouse in Macau is 2km from the pier, 3km from Wynn Macau and 12km from Cotai. With a total area of 5,000 sqf, fully air-conditioned and state-of-the-art security systems including web-enabled CCTV monitoring system, security card access system, motion detectors and 7x 24 security patrol installed, we are proud of the lead time we can achieve for our customers. Good receiving record will be in the customer’s SAP system by 11:00 p.m. the next day, and next day local shop delivery is accomplished from the delivery order put into the customer’s system before 1:00 p.m. the previous day.
Window display items are arranged via special night local delivery services in order to not affect any day time sales activities in retail shops. JAS is ready to provide flexible and tailored services to fashion customers as we have experience in serving most high-end fashion brands for more than 35 years and we can proudly say that “fashion is in our DNA”.
During the last months, JAS EMEA was delighted to strengthen its structure in our sales and ocean product structures, in order to better support our regional development and our global development.
On the Sales side, JAS EMEA invited Ms. Hilary Bragg – formally JAS WW Strategic Business Unit Manager, to become our JAS EMEA Regional Tender Manager. Hilary started with us in January and has already brought great added-value to our region, giving new support to all EMEA countries and to the other JAS regions.
To support Hilary’s team, Mr. Alberto Pittaluga arrived a couple of months ago. He is now responsible for all regional air freight tenders and also engages in building very productive automated rating templates.
On the ocean freight side, our EMEA ocean product VP, Mr. Volker Beneke, recently structured his import and export ocean lane product management. This will allow JAS to improve our buying power and to better support, in various aspects, the EMEA countries and our network.
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Sven Marsand as Regional Procurement Manager Import, and Jens Appel as Regional Procurement Manager Export. Both have an excellent background in ocean freight procurement, have worked for JAS Germany before and are ideally located to take on the new challenges.
The Regional Import Procurement goes live this month, while the Ocean Export Procurement will be fully operational as from July 2017. See below the new EMEA Regional Ocean Freight Org Chart along with roles & responsibilities.
Dynamic new site expands content richness to help visitors learn about JAS
Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAS Worldwide. is inviting visitors to explore its newly launched website. The site has been designed to offer the ultimate user-friendly experience with improved navigation and functionality, while allowing customers and other information seekers to see the full service portfolio JAS offers.
Created with the user experience in mind, the site includes many new features to help visitors quickly and easily navigate and find the freight forwarding, logistics, and supply chain service information they need. New features include:
Visitors to the new site can stay informed with the latest JAS and industry news through the regional news pages. The news section of the site contains rich online content such as technical information, press releases, featured services, and newsletter stories. This content is easily accessed from the footer of any page, regional landing pages, as well as via the RSS ticker at the top of the home page.
JAS Worldwide is committed to providing service at a level of excellence that exceeds every industry standard and it does so at a competitive price. JAS accomplishes this by creating an environment that encourages and rewards our employees on reaching their full potential by emphasizing quality service to our customers.