JAS Worldwide is proud to announce that Mr. Mario Tenebruso joined the JAS family as Vice President, Air Freight for the Americas this past June, beginning on the 10th.
Mario is an Italian citizen who grew-up in Germany and has been living in the United States since 2011.
During his 26 years career in the industry, he has performed many critical roles for major global forwarders such as Gateway Manager, Key Account Manager, Ocean Import Manager, and Vice President-Airfreight Operation USA; the most recent role he helpd for the last five years has been the District Head of Air Freight, USA - East region.
JAS is excited to have Mario join the team. Please join us in welcoming him to the family!
The Vice President of JAS Manufacturing, Dwayne King and the Vice President of JAS Automotive, Jim Ryan, just spent a very productive week in Brazil and Argentina. They were joined in the tour by Mr. Robert Gulyas (Global Account Director for EMEA) and by Mr. Manuele Mazzacurati (VP Sales LATAM) and were able to meet with several important clients at both locations.
The development of key verticals across the Americas is a top priority for JAS Worldwide. Replicating best practices and sharing industry specific expertise is bringing a tremendous benefits to our customers.
On August 16th 2018, the commencement of the first China-Europe block train service was marked by a ceremony in Fuzhou, Jiangxi Province. It was attended by top government officials from Fuzhou, Customs officers, key representatives from local enterprises as well as JAS corporate representatives from both China and Germany.
The attendees included Bruce Ning, General Manager of Northern and Central China, Kitty Yuen, Head of Ocean Freight (South China), Steven Su, Branch Manager (Xiamen), Tina Zhou, Branch Manager (Ningbo) and Bernd Scheunemann, BDM - Frankfurt (Germany).
The launch of the first block train service was of enormous significance for both the Fuzhou government and JAS China. The train, carrying its first dedicated 41-containers containing products produced by local companies, marked the official start of a railway partnership between Fuzhou and JAS China. As part of China’s ‘Belt and Road’ initiative, both Fuzhou and JAS China seek to facilitate trade links between China, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. It is strongly believed this will bring much better connectivity and will act to further boost trade for the local surrounding catchment area among Jiangxi province.
The move follows close collaboration among local municipalities, shippers, consignees, rail operator China Rail Express, local customs, and JAS China being the end to end logistics service provider. This train departs from Fuzhou, passes through the Manzhouli border and onwards through Russia, Belorussia, and Poland before finally arriving at Hamburg in Germany. This dedicated train service traverses 5 countries, traveling a total of 16,000 km in 17 days. JAS strives to do its best in providing customers with secure and reliable door-to-door rail service, which presents greater flexibility as faster option to sea freight and cheaper than air freight for time-sensitive goods. In addition, GPS monitoring and other value-added services are also available.
JAS China, with its head office in Hong Kong has 17 owned offices across China to cope with the ever-increasing logistics needs in the region. The organization has over 600 specialized staff, offers a wide range of products in air freight, ocean freight, sea/air services, customs brokerage, logistics warehouses and other related services.
Organized by the China-Italy Chamber of Commerce (as “CICC”), Panda d’Oro Award 2018 and Annual Gala Dinner was hosted in Shanghai on June 9th, 2018. The award ceremony commended Italian and Chinese enterprises that have made excellent achievements in promoting bilateral trade between China and Italy. JAS China was honored with the “The Silk Road Panda Award" for its contribution and engagement in projects aimed at increasing connectivity along the new Silk Road. Bruce Ning, General Manager, and Mario Tasso, Head of Logistics of JAS Forwarding (China) Co., Ltd., attended the ceremony and received the award on JAS’s behalf.
Benefited by the promotion of ‘One Belt One Road’ policy by the Chinese Government, there has been significant development of rail infrastructures between China and Europe. Therefore, JAS China has now also extended its scope of business from traditional air freight, sea freight, warehousing, and logistics to rail freight between China and Europe, which is driven by strong consumer demand and limited air freight space in the market.
JAS China provides door-to-door FCL and LCL rail services on both Eastbound and Westbound, transporting light industrial goods, electronics, mechanical, and automotive parts. Eastbound shipments will be consolidated at Hamburg or Duisburg hubs operated by JAS Germany, and devanned at Zhengzhou, Wuhan or Chengdu hubs for further local trucking distribution. On the other hand, shipments going Westbound will be handled in JAS’s CFS service hubs in Wuhan or Hefei in China, and Hamburg or Warsaw in Europe. Rail freight service is a perfect solution if customers seek cost-effect transportation compared to air freight, and at the same time, with shorter transit time compared to ocean freight.
In addition, as JAS China is actively involved in logistics and freight forwarding services for Italian companies in China, Mario Tasso is pleased to be appointed as the coordinator of CICC’s Logistics Working Group in 2018.
To find out more about JAS China and Europe Rail Freight service, please contact our Ningbo Branch
JAS / JAS Projects Oil & Gas Italy successfully performed a critical shipment for one of the main EPC Italian companies. Transport consisted of Managed Pressure Drilling Equipment for a total quantity of 25 items – totalling 105.000 kgs. Shipped via AN-124 from HOU Airport US to the LCA Airport in Cyprus for the MPD Project.
JAS is proud to be able to offer our customer a high level of service in a short period of time, considering an overall time schedule of 5 days from the date of collecting the cargo in Humble – Texas to the date of arrival of the aircraft in Cyprus (17/08).
On July 31, 2018, JAS Mexico celebrated its 20th anniversary. Under the leadership of Mr. Claudio Testa, who opened the first office in Guadalajara, Jalisco in 1998, JAS México now has 10 branches from north to south covering most of the country and delivering the best in class service to our customers.
A big thanks to all JAS México employees for their dedication and commitment. As our slogan says "People make the difference" and they did and continue to do so, helping JAS Mexico reach this important milestone.
JAS is proud of the progress made during these first 20 years and look forward to the next 20!
A formal celebration will take place in November in the beautiful town of Tequila, Jalisco to commemorate this very important achievement with JAS customers and colleagues.
JAS has strengthened its technological investment under a new platform. JAS is an international freight forwarder with a top 10 ranking in the country of Peru, with the highest growth in air imports. JAS is favored by the implementation of solid market penetration and growth strategies with its clients in respective markets, as well as the development of technology that raise the level of productivity of its operations and quality of information in real time.
JAS Forwarding Peru has tools that include JAStrack and GlobalOne. These are tools that allow the company and its clients to have absolute control over the development of their operations, to have full visibility of the processes, compliance or deviations, and even cost structure from start to finish of your operations.
The user, through a password, can manage tracking, obtain reports, and print shipping documents in their offices, commercial invoices, packing lists, among other things, in real time. With this, one can analyze the performance of your operations with the references you choose. In addition, JAS has implemented various management indicators (KPIs) to measure and evaluate processes and service quality. Both JAS and the client can use this tool according to their needs and what is useful to each user or operation.
This administration, reports, and KPI analysis allow the company and the client to make management decisions from a more strategic perspective. “The main commitment is to provide essential information for decision making, evaluate operational performance and decision making,” states Carlos Lozano, Commercial Manager JAS Forwarding Peru SAC.
In addition to this platform, JAS Forwarding Peru has had an important impact in the consolidation of results for its services, growing outstandingly in the development of its products, both air and maritime.
To deepen the momentum achieved in the growth of JAS and the management of this platform, we spoke with Carlos Lozano, Sales Manager of JAS Forwarding Peru.
What growth figures are there to highlight in your Air, Maritime and Customs operations?
“We have grown substantially in the imported air product this year, with more than 26% of the volume with respect to last year; despite an adverse conjuncture of capacity and spaces towards the second semester of last year, while our exports grew in a smaller proportion. Regarding the maritime product of import, we maintained the expectations of growth. In exports, we consolidated our position in the market tripling the volumes, with respect to the previous year, consolidating ourselves in the development of exports in Latin America, making synergies with the countries of the region which has helped a lot in the negotiations at the regional level.
Likewise, at the customs level, complementing the services in destination to the import and export charges, we managed to grow more than 37% in the number of operations with respect to the previous year.
Our platform has allowed us to make timely decisions, add value to our customers, improve our processes and reduce costs.”
What strategies and service capabilities have helped you achieve this in your services?
“We focus on working hand in hand in the critical points of our clients; improving, for example, in the case of air products, the impact of partial shipments of volume cargo, as a result of the high demand for spaces and low capacity in some markets; through plans of shipments (forecasts) mitigating the partialization. At the same time, we focused on removing the charges at destination, the same day they arrived, avoiding incurring additional costs.
Likewise, we put a lot of focus on strategic traffic, where we were able to develop high value products, optimization and implementation of new consolidated ones, allowing to have safe spaces to competitive conditions.”
Regarding your new warehouse in Miami, what motivated your installation? How is it designed and how will it contribute to the company's objectives?
“Growth in our operations and the excellent results of JAS in the United States and in the world; considering that Miami concentrates 80% of the US export cargo, at the corporate level it was decided to expand our warehouse capacity in Miami to be able to serve our customers more efficiently, with many added values with personalized service. Today we have a warehouse of more than 90,000 cubic feet, we have all the quality and safety certifications, high technology systems, 34 service doors, and 24-hour service to meet air and sea cargo in the same location.”
What improvements have you added to your Customer Service and what impact has it had on the consolidation of JAS?
“The strategy for this year remains in growth and profitability, which is why the Customer Service function is essential for the retention and growth of our businesses, which is why we have reinforced the area with personnel with a high impact profile and have all of the necessary resources to meet the requirements of our customers.
Although we have GlobalOne, this system definitely does not replace people; despite being a powerful tool, we have a very motivated Customer Service team that has allowed us to consolidate our clients under the culture of proactivity and flexibility that characterizes us.”
JAS has a tool called JASTrack. What does this tool consist of and how is its management carried out?
“JAStrack is a very powerful tool that has allowed our clients not only to have a usual visibility and follow-up, but to manage the logistics chain efficiently, allowing an absolute control of the performance of their operations, as well as full visibility into the start-up cost structure to the end.
In JAS Forwarding we establish indicators and commitments with our clients. These agreements allow us to better understand the business and adjust the service according to each need, we assign measurement KPIs that we evaluate periodically.
The level of access of the tool can be offered at all levels, from a daily operational level, to a managerial level, the main commitment is to help the decision making according to operational and compliance performances.”
What features does the JASTrack have and for what operations or specific requirements can it be applied?
“JASTrack allows us to manage the entire logistics chain:
1. Real-time visibility of all online operations.
2. Monitoring at the level of P.O, commercial invoice, reference or the one that the client considers convenient.
3. Review of shipping costs in real time
4. Export documents online: hawbs, hbls, packing list, commercial invoices.
5. Customized automatic reports
6. Visibility of logistics costs (door to door)
7. KPI reports
8. P.O Management
9. Exception Management
10. Booking Management.
11. Targets and kpis of cost reduction
12. One single file (Export / Import)
In which indicators can you measure the improvements or the impact on your clients' operations when using this tool?
The tool allows you to measure operations in different ways, for example, cost analysis in real time, including detail for better analysis: international freight, land transport, terminal costs, customs, rights, etc. We also do cost analysis based on the number of operations, Kgs or TEUs according to periods to understand where we have deviations, this helps our clients a lot because it gives them visibility and control.”
What advantages does JAS offer compared to other companies that use similar technologies?
“A single system worldwide, the access of the tool that has the
The client is the same one that we use in our operations, this allows our clients to have absolute control of all their operations, we also ensure visibility in real time, that means personnel, systems and processes working around the world 24/7.”
Can this tool be customized according to the requirements of its clients?
“It is correct, the tool is designed to fit every need, we or even the clients themselves can program the tool as appropriate, you can implement reports to arrive on certain days and schedules, you can receive according to the events of your choice. Likewise, the tracking analysis can be done according to the reference of each client.”
On average, in the optimal case, how much can logistics costs be reduced with this tool?
“It depends on the type of business, volume and industry, we also know that there is a hidden cost in the logistics chain that cannot be quantified at the moment but often the most important is the opportunity cost, it is the cost of not having the merchandise at the right time, this cost is often more important because it allows us to reduce the commercial impact and commitments that our customers can have.
But answering your question, we have had cases with technology customers where we have reduced their costs by up to 27% on average.”
How many countries are present with this tool, in what parts of the world?
“The tool is active in more than 80 countries where JAS Forwarding has a presence around the world, allowing to have information in real time and absolute visibility of all operations.”
What plans do you have in regard to changes or improvements of the tool?
“The tool is practically new, it has not been more than a year and a half since the implementation, but it is already active all over the world, the changes will be adjusted accordingly.”
Does using this tool in the services provide what impact has occurred on the growth and expansion objectives of JAS?
“Reducing all company systems under a single platform has helped significantly, we have managed to have a very efficient response level for our clients and avoid late status. This has allowed us to consolidate our air and maritime import and export services mainly, rapid response, reservations, consolidation, communication with the network, and online documents; it is key to be able to aim for sustained growth.”
Empresa fortalece inversión tecnológica bajo nueva plataforma “GlobalOne y JASTrack”. JAS es el agente de carga internacional, dentro del top 10 del ranking del país, de mayor crecimiento en importaciones aéreas, favorecidos por la implementación de estrategias sólidas de penetración y crecimiento en sus clientes en los respectivos mercados, así como del desarrollo de herramientas de tecnología que elevan el nivel de productividad de sus operaciones y calidad de información en tiempo real.
JAS Forwarding Perú, uno de los principales agentes de carga, cuenta con la plataforma GlobalOne y JasTrack, herramientas que le permiten a la Empresa y a sus Clientes tener un control absoluto del desenvolvimiento de sus operaciones, disponer de una visibilidad completa de los procesos, cumplimientos o desviaciones, e incluso estructura de costos de inicio a final de sus operaciones.
El usuario, a través de un password, puede administrar el seguimiento, obtener reportes e imprimir en sus oficinas documentos de embarque, facturas comerciales, listas de empaque, entre otros, en tiempo real. Con ello puede analizar el desempeño de sus operaciones con las referencias que elija.
Asimismo, la Empresa implementa diversos indicadores de gestión (KPI ́s) para medición y evaluación de los procesos y calidad del servicio. Además, JAS y hasta el propio cliente pueden adecuar la herramienta, según las necesidades e indicadores útiles a cada usuario u operación.
Con esta administración, reportes y análisis de KPI, permite a la Empresa y al Cliente la toma de decisiones gerenciales desde una perspectiva más estratégica, generando economías a escala, productividad operativa y la optimización de costos. “El compromiso principal es facilitar información esencial para la toma de decisiones, evaluar desempeños operativos y toma de decisiones”, indica Carlos Lozano, Gerente Comercial JAS Forwarding Peru SAC.
Complementariamente a esta plataforma, JAS Forwarding Perú ha tenido un impacto importante en la consolidación de resultados por sus servicios, creciendo de manera sobresaliente en el desarrollo de sus productos tanto aéreo como marítimo.
Para profundizar acerca del impulso logrado en el crecimiento de JAS y el gerenciamiento de esta plataforma, conversamos con Carlos Lozano, gerente de ventas de JAS Forwarding Peru.
¿Qué cifras de crecimiento hay por destacar en sus operaciones Aéreo, Marítimo y Aduanas?
“Hemos crecido sosteniblemente en el producto aéreo de importación más del 26% del volumen respecto del año pasado; a pesar de una coyuntura adversa de capacidad y espacios hacia el segundo semestre del año pasado; en tanto nuestras exportaciones crecieron en menor proporción. Respecto del producto marítimo de importación, mantuvimos las expectativas de crecimiento y en exportaciones consolidamos nuestra posición en el mercado triplicando los volúmenes respecto del año anterior, consolidándonosasíeneltopranking vía desarrollo de exportaciones en Latinoamérica haciendo sinergias con los países de la región lo que ha ayudado mucho para las negociaciones a nivel regional.
Asimismo a nivel de Aduanas, complementando los servicios en destino a las cargas de importación y exportación, logramos crecer más del 37% en número de operaciones respecto del año anterior.
Nuestra plataforma nos ha permitido la toma de decisiones oportunas, agregando valor a nuestros clientes, mejorando procesos y reducción de costos.”
¿Gracias a qué estrategias y capacidades de servicio han logrado esto en sus servicios?
“Nos focalizamos en trabajar muy de la mano en los puntos críticos de nuestros clientes; mejorando por ejemplo, para el caso del producto aéreo, el impacto de envíos parciales de carga de volumen, a consecuencia de la alta demanda de espacios y baja capacidad en algunos mercados; a través de planes de embarques (forecasts) mitigando la parcialización, pero a su vez, nos focalizamos en retirar las cargas en destino, el mismo día que llegaban, evitando incurrir en costos adicionales.
Asimismo, pusimos mucho foco en tráficos estratégicos, donde pudimos desarrollar productos de alto valor, optimización e implementación de nuevos consolidados propios, permitiendo tener espacios seguros a condiciones competitivas.”
Acerca de su nuevo almacén en Miami, ¿qué motivó su instalación?, ¿cómo está diseñado y de qué manera contribuirá en los objetivos de la empresa?
“Aconsecuenciadelcrecimientoen nuestras operaciones y a los excelentes resultados de JAS en los Estados Unidos y en el mundo; tomando en cuenta que Miami concentra el 80% de la carga de exportación de USA, a nivel corporativo se decidió expandir nuestra capacidad de almacenes en Miami para poder atender a nuestros clientes de forma más eficiente, con muchos valores agregados con servicio personalizado. Hoy contamos con un almacén de más de 90,000 pies cúbicos, disponemos de todas las certificaciones de calidad y seguridad, sistemas de alta tecnología, 34 puertas de atención, servicio de 24 hrs, para atender cargas aéreas y marítimas en una misma locación.”
¿Qué mejoras han añadido a su Customer Service y qué impacto ha tenido en la consolidación de JAS?
“La estrategia para este año se mantiene en crecimiento y rentabilidad, es por ello que la función de Customer Service es esencial para el retention y crecimiento de nuestros negocios, es por ello que hemos reforzado el área con personal con un perfil de alto impacto y disponer de los recursos necesarios para atender los requerimientos de nuestros clientes.
Si bien disponemos de GlobalOne, definitivamente este sistema no reemplaza a personas; no obstante de ser una poderosa herramienta, tenemos un equipo de Customer Service muy motivado que nos ha permitido consolidar nuestros clientes bajo la cultura de proactividad y flexibilidad que nos caracteriza.”
JAS cuenta con una herramienta denominada JASTrack. ¿En qué consiste esta herramienta y cómo se realiza su gestión?
“JASTrack es una herramienta muy poderosa que ha permitido a nuestros clientes no solo tener una visibilidad y seguimiento habitual, sino administrar la cadena logística eficientemente, permitiendo un control absoluto de la performancia de sus operaciones, así como visibilidad completa en la estructura de costos de inicio a fin.
En JAS Forwarding establecemos indicadores y compromisos con nuestros clientes, estos acuerdos nos permiten entender mejor el negocio y ajustar el servicio de acuerdo con cada necesidad, asignamos KPIs de medición que vamos evaluando periódicamente.
El nivel de acceso de la herramienta se puede ofrecer a todo nivel, desde un nivel operativo diario, hasta un nivel gerencial, el compromiso principal es que ayude a la toma de decisiones según desempeños operativos y de cumplimientos.”
¿Qué funcionalidades tiene el JASTrack y para qué operaciones o requerimientos específicos puede ser aplicado?
“JASTrack nos permite administrar toda la cadena logística:
1. Visibilidad en tiempo real de todas las operaciones en línea.
2. Seguimiento a nivel de P.O, factura comercial, referencia o la que el cliente considere conveniente.
3. Revisión de costos de embarque en tiempo real
4. Exportar documentos en línea: hawbs, hbls, packing list, facturas comerciales.
5. Reportes automáticos customizados
6. Visibilidad de costos logísticos (door to door)
7. KPIs report
8. P.O. Management
9. Exception Management
10. Booking Management
11. Targets y kpis de Reducción de costos
12. One single file (Export/Import)”
¿En qué indicadores se pueden medir las mejoras o el impacto en las operaciones de sus clientes al utilizar esta herramienta?
“La herramienta te permite medir las operaciones de diferentes formas, por ejemplo, el análisis de costos en tiempo real, incluso por detalle para mejor análisis: fletes internacionales, transporte terrestre, costos de terminal, aduanas, derechos, etc. También hacemos análisis de costos en base al número de operaciones, Kgs o TEU ́s según periodos para entender dónde tenemos las desviaciones, esto ayuda mucho a nuestros clientes porque les da visibilidad y control.”
¿Qué ventajas ofrece JAS en comparación con otras empresas que utilizan tecnologías similares?
“Un solo sistema a nivel mundial, el acceso de la herramienta que tiene el cliente es el mismo que utilizamos en nuestras operaciones, esto permite a nuestros clientes tener control absoluto de todas sus operaciones, además aseguramos visibilidad en tiempo real, ello significa personal, sistemas y procesos trabajando alrededor del mundo 24/7.”
¿Esta herramienta puede ser personalizada de acuerdo con los requerimientos de sus clientes?
“Es correcto, la herramienta está diseñada para ajustarse a cada necesidad, nosotros o incluso los mismos clientes pueden programar la herramienta según convenga, se pueden implementar reportes para que lleguen en determinados días y horarios, lo puedan recibir según los eventos de su elección. Asimismo, el análisis de seguimiento se puede realizar según la referencia de cada cliente.”
¿En promedio, en el caso óptimo, cuánto pueden reducir los costos logísticos con esta herramienta?
“Depende del tipo de negocio, volumen e industria, sabemos también que existe un costo oculto dentro de la cadena logística que no se puede cuantificar de momento pero muchas veces el más importante, es el costo de oportunidad, es el costo de no contar con la mercancía en el tiempo correcto, este costo muchas veces es más importante porque nos permite reducir el impacto comercial y compromisos que pueden tener nuestros clientes.
Pero respondiendo a tu pregunta, hemos tenido casos con clientes de tecnología donde hemos reducido sus costos hasta en un 27% en promedio.”
¿En cuántos países están presentes con esta herramienta, en qué partes del mundo?
“La herramienta se encuentra activa en más de los 80 países donde JAS Forwarding tiene presencia alrededor del mundo, permitiendo disponer de información en tiempo real y visibilidad absoluta de todas las operaciones.”
¿En lo que va del tiempo que utilizan esta herramienta, han realizado modificaciones o mejoras, qué planes tienen al respecto?
“La herramienta prácticamente es nueva, no tenemos más de un año y medio desde la implementación, pero ya se encuentra activa en todo el mundo, los cambios se van a ir ajustando según corresponda.”
¿Utilizar esta herramienta en los servicios que brinda qué impacto ha tenido en los objetivos de crecimiento y expansión de JAS?
“Reducir todos los sistemas de la compañía bajo una sola plataforma ha ayudado significativamente, hemos logrado tener un nivel de respuesta muy eficiente de cara a nuestros clientes y evitar status tardíos. Ello ha permitido consolidar nuestros servicios aéreos y marítimos de importación y exportación principalmente, rapidez en las respuestas, reservas, consolidación, comunicación con el network, documentos en línea; es clave para poder apuntar a crecimientos sostenidos.”
Seven out of nine subsidiaries of JAS in Latin America were passionately living the excitement of the FIFA World Cup 2018! Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Colombia, Peru, Panama, and México all celebrated and watched the games.
It was a fantastic occasion for everyone to get together and support their heroes, especially with the team spirit and passion of the JAS colleagues in the region.
JAS Argentina has faced and overcome many challenges this year, as well as adding many new people into their Managing Team. The new additions have been more than beneficial and made great contributions to the team's growth. Gisela Alamán, the new Sales Team Manager, has helped improve and enlarge the client portfolio through her conscious and active work. Nicolás Rossi, the new Air Freight Manager, has brought with him all of his experience in the field, helping in make JAS' clients confident in the team's reliability. Francisco Mella joined the team as the new Ocean Freight Manager. His drive and innovative ideas have contributed immensely to the team's strength. Lastly, Silvia Santoro, who was previously with JAS, took on the challenge of managing the Operations Department. Her accurate work and diligent search to find solutions has brought the Managing Team closer to fulfilling and exceeding clients' expectations.
This year, JAS Argentina had the opportunity to host two events with their clients to promote the Asia Trade Lane in Argentina. They wanted to build stronger relationships with their clients and make sure they keep in mind what it is that makes JAS Argentina different. JAS Argentina is confident that their team will give their clients the support they need and help them see the value of JAS.
Back in March, JAS Argentina hosted a wine tasting with some of their air freight clients. Stefano Olmi, Vice President of Sales Asia, and Grego Vrhunc, Vice President of Air Freight Americas, were also present. It was a great time to create a closer bond with clients and help them see JAS Argentina's value.
In the beginning of May, JAS Argentina also held a cocktail party with some Ocean Freight clients. Lars Huebecker, Vice President of Ocean Freight Americas, and Gabriel Lopez, Procurement & Trade Lane Manager - South America, Ocean Freight & APAC, were also visiting at the time. It was a priceless opportunity to bring them closer and interact directly with the clients. The Managing Team was able to share their views and prospects for the near future. The team's goal was to help their clients create long-term plans and make informed decisions with first-hand knowledge of what is coming.
The team's aim is to work tirelessly and consistently to become the best. They trust that they are on the right track.
The newly appointed Managing Director, Patricio Pranzetti, shared a brief comment on what his experience has been so far: “So shortly after my journey with JAS had started, the New Year was bringing new and exciting challenges. Seven months have gone by; and at Jas Forwarding de Argentina, we've had the joy of experiencing great growth, consequence of our hard work and dedication.”
In June, 2018 JAS Brazil celebrated its 28th anniversary of successful service.
JAS Brazil began its journey in 1990 with an office in Manaus, and then expanded to 12 other states with 10 of its own offices and exclusive agents in the nation’s main ports and airports, who take care of imports and/or exports.
Today, JAS Brazil is one of the biggest offices from the JAS Worldwide Group. JAS Brazil is headquartered in São Paulo, the third largest city in the world and South America's main economic center.
JAS Brazil has made incredible progress and achievements over the last 28 years and looks forward to commemorating the next years as well.
Congratulations JAS Brazil!
In April 2018, JAS Chile brought on a new Managing Director, Mr. Rodrigo Bustos.
Bustos is an Industrial Engineer with 15+ years of experience in multinational companies. Over the last 10 years he has worked for DHL in Chile and Mexico in different operational and sales roles.
“The key goal for JAS Chile is to become recognized for our excellent service level." said Bustos.
Chile has a stable market in the region with a strong and aggressive competitors approach but Rodrigo intends to improve targets by focusing on the following 3 pillars:
To have the best and most talented team
To have a motivated and JAS loving team
To have open and respectful communication
Increase our market share by building a strategic sales team
To develop a strong network and trade lane strategy
To add value to our customers by having a service culture throughlut the whole organization
To take advantage of our state-of the-art IT capabilities
JAS Brazil has a new Controller in the finance department, Mrs. Fernanda Ribeiro. Fernanda joined the team on July 10th, 2018 with a wealth of experience, including heading Finance & Accounting departments at CEVA and DHL before joining JAS.
She has a strong background in corporate finance, controlling, accounting, and taxation, with over 20 years of experience in our industry.
Every year during the months of July and August, each subsidiary of JAS organizes a Mid-Year Sales Event.
During the meetings, every sales executive has the opportunity to present to top management. They often present their achievements during the first half of the year and their plans to achieve targeted goals in the future months. It is a fantastic occasion to discuss strategies and ensure alignments with the company's targets in order to achieve another excellent year of results!
This year, the VP of Sales of Latin America, Manuele Mazzacurati, is personally attending the event in every subsidiary, while the EVP of Sales WW, Stefano Redditi, will be attending the events in Mexico and Brazil.
JAS Chile is pleased to announce a new Sales Manager for JAS Chile, Ms. Carolina Matamala.
As part of a new growth strategy, JAS Chile is happy to introduce new Sales Manager, Ms. Carolina Matamala. Carolina has more than 11 years of experience in the forwarding industry. Prior to joining JAS, she held many different roles, including roles at Panalpina and Kuehne Nagel. Carolina is excited to join the JAS Family and looks forward to adding her experience to the team.
JAS Chile and Carolina will implement a strategy based on 4 main areas in the coming months.
-Increasing employee knowledge and satisfaction
-Increasing market share by developing new and expanding on existing key trade lanes
-Making higher customer satisfaction possible
-Increasing synergy between all departments within JAS Chile.
Carolina shares the JAS belief that "People Make the Difference" and looks forward to the future with JAS Chile.
On May 31st, 2018, JAS Malaysia handled the airfreight shipment of a Glass Bottle Crushing Machine from New Zealand to Tioman Island, Malaysia, on behalf of their customer, Reef Check Malaysia.
Reef Check is an international marine conservation non-profit organization and was established in the USA in 1996. Reef Check was then established in Malaysia in 2007. Reef Check protects, restores, and revives coral reefs. They conduct an annual coral reef check survey to assess the health of the reefs around the islands of Malaysia and strive to educate and build public awareness about coral reef rehabilitation programs.
The shipment handover was at Mersing jetty and arrived in good condition in less than a week from when it was shipped. The machine will be used to recycle all glass bottles on the island to reduce waste. The recycled glass silica waste will be used to build a concrete base for a coral reef rehabilitation unit.
On July 25th, 2018, JAS Malaysia not only channeled the proceeds of the airfreight shipment, but also presented a check donation to Mr. Julian Hyde, General Manager of Reef Check Malaysia. The donation was presented by Managing Director of JAS Malaysia, Mr. Mervin Lin, at the JAS Malaysia Bangsar HQ.
Both organizations took time as well to exchange thoughts regarding the possibility of working together for future projects.
“The recently delivered glass crushing machine has proved a great hit on Tioman, and it is now helping us to solve a huge problem there – dealing with the mountain of glass that has grown over the years. The crushed glass is now being used to make concreate that forms the base of reef rehabilitation units, so it is being recycled to great effect.
We are very grateful to JAS for their help and expertise in getting the machine delivered – it’s something we know absolutely nothing about. Their service was quick and efficient throughout, and we are very grateful to them for that, and their kind donation towards our work.” – Mr Julian Hyde, General Manager - Reef Check Malaysia