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DRIVING THE AUTOMOTIVE SUPPLY CHAIN

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With global automotive sales reaching an all time record of 88M+ vehicles sold in 2016, the automotive industry continues at a record breaking pace.

Recognizing the need for specialized talent and skills relating specifically to the auto industry, JAS has formally created an Automotive Vertical catering to OEMs, Tier 1 &2 and 3PL customers. The Just-In-Time global supply chain supporting these customers are dependent on the flawless delivery and information updates by the JAS Automotive Vertical team.

JAS currently supports the Inbound Material logistics, Supply Chain solutions and Aftermarket components for its automotive customers. Future growth opportunities also lie in the finished vehicles sector as well as Value Added Assemblies.

​The automotive industry's supply chain is a complex one involving many partners including tier suppliers and original equipment manufacturers. It is also one that typically spans many countries. The complexity of the automotive supply chain is often attributed to the coordination and delivery of components from numerous companies in different countries that in turn must be carefully planned to ensure a smooth manufacturing and assembly process.

JAS Automotive understands the complexities of the industry, market volatility, unique interface requirements, and critical deadline requirements. We work with leading automotive manufacturers and suppliers throughout the world, utilizing our effective account management program to develop and maintain seamless product flows.

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Automotive

JAS Insures Successful Delivery Despite Restrictions

Luxury vehicle customer trusts JAS to secure transport and delivery amid difficult to navigate COVID restrictions

August 20, 2021

JAS hauls luxury vehicle for customer

When a client needed to ship a luxury vehicle from Belgium to Japan while facing challenges due to COVID restrictions, they knew they could turn to JAS to get the job done while still receiving best-in-class service.

The client, who is located in the UK, needed to ship a valuable luxury car from Belgium to Japan. Under normal circumstances, the client would be there in person to oversee the loading and collection of the vehicle. However, COVID restrictions limited their ability to travel since Belgium recognizes the UK as a high-risk country for COVID. Therefore, the customer asked our JAS team to step in for them at the collection and delivery of the car.

The first step was planning so the customer knew the names of the JAS representatives in Belgium who would be there that weekend to collect the car from the car shop. This allowed the car shop to know who would be collecting the car for transport to prevent unauthorized trucks from collecting the vehicle on behalf of the buyer and stealing the car.

The weekend the shipment occurred, members of the JAS Belgium team went to the actual loading site to check the car's vehicle identification number (VIN) and send the client pictures of the luxury car. In addition, as per the customer's request, they made sure the proper car cover was on the vehicle, ensuring the car would not be scratched or damaged during transport.  JAS team members kept the client informed throughout the process as they followed the vehicle's loading onto the plane.  

This challenge demonstrates the importance of the collaboration and communication between JAS teams and the client to ensure best-in-class service despite the challenging situation posed by COVID restrictions. Congratulations to our team members on another successful delivery!

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JAS Worldwide Enhances its Pharma & Healthcare Logistics Services in Germany

JAS Worldwide, a global logistics provider headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, has signed an exclusive, long-term agreement with Swissport Cargo Services, a leading provider of air cargo handling and airport ground services. Effective 01 January 2022, Swissport will handle JAS Pharma and Healthcare freight in its multi-purpose warehouse in Cargo City South at Frankfurt am Main airport, Germany.

“Our Pharma and Healthcare customers will have access to more than 1000 square meters (10,765 square feet) of IATA CEIV certified temperature-controlled space in one of the newest and most sustainable buildings constructed” says Volker Werner, Managing Director of JAS Germany. Dedicated dock doors lead directly into temperature-controlled areas with build-up capabilities for various temperature-controlled packaging types and value-added service options, so JAS customers can enjoy precise and predictable temperature control, quality handling and cost efficiencies.

In addition, the facility will be seamlessly integrated with the JAS dedicated freighter network Blue World Atlantic, pairing secured capacity with end-to-end cold chain handling.

Lukas Bogie, Pharma & Healthcare Management JAS Germany states, “Through this exclusive partnership with Swissport, we are very proud to provide our Pharma & Healthcare customers with innovative cold chain solutions here in Frankfurt. With 24/7/365 operations in the heart of Germany’s cargo operations, our customers will benefit from several advantages all resulting in expedited and robust cold chain handling for temperature sensitive goods.”

Segregated from JAS activities in the warehouse, Swissport’s current ground handling business will continue without interruption.

With a growing network of 27 GDP certified branches across the globe, JAS has made significant investments in people, digital technology, and infrastructure in support of its strategy to provide the best quality logistics services for customers of the Pharma and Healthcare industry.

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JAS Motorsports Team Moves High-Tech Vehicles for 2022 Dakar Rallye

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JAS Motorsports Team Moves High-Tech Vehicles for 2022 Dakar Rallye

Racing teams worldwide rely on the JAS Worldwide Motorsport Logistics team based in Luxembourg to meet the demanding deadlines faced by a championship motorsport organization.

This past December, JAS organized the movement and transport of four RS Q e-tron cars and a bit more than 7 tons of accessories and equipment from Luxembourg to Riyadh for the account of AUDI Sport & Q Motorsport Gmbh. The high-tech electric prototype vehicles were used as a part of the 2022 Dakar Rallye, which was held in Saudi Arabia from January 1–14, 2022.  

The team is currently in the process of transporting several of the cars back to Luxembourg now that the event is over.

Congratulations to the JAS Motorsports team! People continue to make the difference.

Strong Demand for Renewables Drives JAS Collaboration

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Strong Demand for Renewables Drives JAS Collaboration

The oil and gas and renewable energy sectors in China continue to experience sustained and strong growth moving into 2022. In response to this growing market, the JAS Energy Solutions team innovates end-to-end solutions for clients within these industries.  

As part of its commitment to providing the highest level of customer service, the JAS Energy Solutions team successfully arranged four chartered flights of chemical goods of Xanthan gum on the urgent request of a client. The December 2021 flights originated in Tianjin, China, with a destination of Saudi Arabia. The JAS team was responsible for safely and quickly transporting 384 pallets.  

It was the quick thinking and fast-acting of the JAS China Energy Solution team members that allowed for these flights to advance from a client request to a completed task. Upon notification of the urgent request, the team brainstormed to formulate the best solutions. Careful attention was taken to match the special requirements of the customer with any proposed solution.  

JAS firmly believes it provides the best service to customers – regardless of the level of urgency or difficulty – because of the dedication of its team members. It is the JAS people who make the difference, providing an excellent customer experience with every logistics task handled. Inquiries for our oil and gas and renewable energy sector logistics solutions can be made directly to the JAS Energy Solutions team in your region. We are always here to help.

High Demand, Low Availability Challenges Linger in 2022

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High Demand, Low Availability Challenges Linger in 2022

As 2022 begins, the global maritime market is continuing to experience high levels of demand while facing a reduced availability of space onboard ships, severe port congestion, and a shortage of empty containers. Today’s challenging shipping environment means that customers are turning to LCL services more than ever before to keep goods in their supply chains moving. 

These challenges are nothing new to the global maritime market, which has been struggling with supply chain disruptions since the pandemic began. JAS is uniquely positioned to handle these and other ongoing marketplace stressors. Our Less-Than-Container-Load (LCL) services are designed to fill the need and keep goods in the supply chain moving.  

Due to high customer demand and the current logistics environment, JAS is pleased to announce the launch of its new LCL strategic HUB connecting the LCL Asia Pacific cargos via Busan to the Latin American West Coast. The Busan HUB officially was announced on Dec. 20, 2021, with the first LCL console box to Manzanillo-Mexico. Thanks to high customer demand and the cost-savings benefits of implementing this LCL service, the team has begun the process of establishing a second weekly sailing from Busan to Manzanillo. Next steps include connecting Asia Pacific cargos via Busan to other Latin American countries, including Chile, Columbia, Panama, and Peru.  

Advantages JAS’ LCL Import Services via Busan include:

  • Cargo availability at our own JAS container freight station (CFS).
  • In-house custom experts at origin and destination.
  • Dedicated customer service with LCL expertise.
  • Visibility into every step of product flow with JASTrack.  
  • Exposure/risk reduction.  
  • Door-to-door solutions available.  
  • Weekly departures.
  • JAS controlled from end-to-end.
  • Easy In & Out connection. Cargoes are de-consolidated and consolidated in the same CFS managed by JAS.
  • Busan port is the last port connection from Asia to Latin America West Coast with the shortest transit time.
  • Reduction of CO2. JAS converts light 20-foot containers into LCL service using our strategic console product with containers of 40 feet well utilized.

JAS Receives Freight Forwarder of the Year Award from Johnson Controls

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JAS Receives Freight Forwarder of the Year Award from Johnson Controls

JAS Worldwide is pleased to be recognized by the Johnson Controls Company as its 2021 Freight Forwarder Carrier of the Year. Johnson Controls is the global leader in smart, healthy, and sustainable buildings and has partnered with JAS to reach its customers around the world.  

JAS’ global JCI team received this award in November 2021 on behalf of JAS Worldwide as well as the JAS USA offices, specifically Atlanta, Detroit, Houston, and Nashville branches. Johnson Controls recognized JAS for its unique solutions throughout 2021 and for helping to routinely meet revenue recognition goals.  

JAS looks forward to growing its partnership with Johnson Controls in the years to come.    

About JAS Worldwide

JAS was founded in 1978 in Milan, Italy. Over the last four decades, JAS has grown from regional roots to a global force in freight forwarding. Today, the company covers 100+ countries between JAS offices and official agents and has over 5,000 employees globally.

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SERVICES

  • Air & Ocean Global Transportation
  • Complex I.T. Management Tools
  • Customs Brokerage
  • Distribution Logistics
  • In-House Logistics​
  • On-Site Representation
  • Re-Packing/Assembly
  • Reverse Logistics
  • Vendor Management
  • Warehouse & Distribution

JAS' Automotive Industry Vertical consists of hand selected automotive industry experts. These industry experts lend their experience in the field to the customer when developing end to end supply chain solutions. Where raw and inbound material going to manufacturing facilities, or finished products en route to final customer, JAS Automotive knows the business.

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EXPERTISE

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The JAS Automotive team is made up of Automotive industry professionals who have worked throughout the industry ranging from Tier 1 to OEMs. With over 50 years of collective automotive experience, the team has used the past as a foundation to build the future automotive supply chain.​

Located throughout the world, our team of Automotive industry specialists are equipped to help customers create a smarter Automotive supply chain. Our experts assess, identify, design and implement innovative solutions, incremental changes, and improvements that allow greater efficiencies and close gaps within the entire product life cycle of a vehicle. We provide a competitive edge, help boost performance, and contain costs while ensuring total supply chain visibility and minimizing risk. We do this by providing transportation and logistics services that optimizes supply chains to meet tighter production schedules and operate on the basis of lean production principle.

The JAS Automotive team is made up of Automotive industry professionals who have worked throughout the industry ranging from Tier 1 to OEMs. With over 50 years of collective automotive experience, the team has used the past as a foundation to build the future automotive supply chain.

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Materials Management Operation Guidelines Certified (MMOG)
  • Automotive Industry Action Group Trained (AIAG)
  • Visual Factory Certified
  • PO Management Capabilities inc Supplier Management
  • 6 Sigma Certified - Green/Black Belt

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“We express our sincere Appreciation for the proficiency of your good onshore team for Customs Clearance of Project Cargo under the Customs Duty Exemption basis in timely manner, and for keeping the proper Record and Reporting.”

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“Thanks for JAS Projects extensive flexibility and in depth know how the shipments have been executed to our and our clients’ full satisfaction even though these were accompanied by circumstances beyond JAS Projects scope that could have had an adverse effect on the project. JAS Projects acted always in an excellent and professional way and proofed to be a reliable partner for our company.”​

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