JAS India is thrilled to announce the successful Grand Opening of its new facility in Pune on June 2nd, 2023. This milestone marks the establishment of Pune as an independent branch which is an integral part of the West India Region. Additionally, it further expand its footprint while reinforcing its commitment to be in front of its customers and provide exceptional services.
The Grand Opening ceremony was a momentous occasion for JAS India, as it brought together both customers and JAS colleagues from across the Western Region. They were also joined by Stefano Olmi, the Vice President of Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific, who performed the ribbon-cutting ceremony, symbolizing the official inauguration of the new office.
"We are immensely proud to inaugurate our brand-new facility in Pune," said Sonal Singhal, Managing Director of JAS India. "This expansion signifies a significant milestone in JAS India's growth journey, and we are grateful to our customers and colleagues who have played a vital role in making this possible."
Looking ahead, the team is confident that the new office will further strengthen its position as a leading logistics provider in the market. With a focus on continuous improvement and customer-centricity, JAS India will continue to invest in its people, processes, and technology to deliver innovative solutions that exceed expectations.
JAS Hong Kong is delighted to share that it has been honored with the prestigious 2023 HR Asia Best Companies to Work for in Asia award. This recognition is a testament to the great teamwork and unwavering effort demonstrated by our exceptional team, highlighting our commitment to fostering an exceptional working environment.
The HR Asia Best Companies to Work for in Asia Awards is a highly regarded program that acknowledges organizations identified by their employees as Asia's employers of choice. It celebrates companies with outstanding HR practices, employee engagement, and excellent workplace cultures. This award attracts applications from diverse companies across Asia, including Fortune 500 companies, multinational corporations, and government-linked organizations.
Commenting on this achievement, Marco Civardi, CEO of JAS China, emphasized the pivotal role played by people within the organization: "People Make the Difference—at JAS, people are the driving force behind our growth, success, and the creation of a better working world. That's why we are committed to building safe, diverse, and inclusive workplaces where everyone can thrive."
While JAS Hong Kong takes great pride in this recognition, it understands that the journey toward creating an exceptional working environment is an ongoing endeavor. With an unwavering dedication to excellence, the team remains committed to continuously striving to improve the work experience and the fulfillment of all its employees.
The automotive industry is undergoing an era of transformation. Unprecedented changes are occurring as the use electric vehicles (EVs) grows, ride-hailing services and car sharing soar in popularity, and the emphasis on sustainability grows stronger.
These changes are putting pressure on automotive manufacturers and suppliers to reduce costs and improve efficiency. In order to come out ahead, companies need to be able to adapt to these changes and find new ways to operate.
Recent articles from major automotive players highlight the challenges facing the automotive industry. These challenges include:
These challenges are forcing automakers to rethink their business models and operations. In order to come out ahead, automakers need to be able to adapt to these changes and find new ways to operate.
JAS can help automakers and suppliers navigate these challenges in a number of ways, including:
Together, we can drive success in the changing automotive industry!
JAS Worldwide is pleased to announce that its Aerospace & Defense team will be participating in the highly anticipated 54th International Paris Air Show, taking place at Le Bourget, France, in June 2023.
Managed by GIFAS (French Aerospace Industries Association), the 54th edition of this premier industry event is set to welcome an estimated 139,000 trade visitors and 176,000 general visitors from 185 countries. Spanning an impressive 125,000 square meters, the exhibition will feature 140 aircraft on display, accompanied by the participation of 2,700 journalists who will provide extensive media coverage. The event will be inaugurated on Monday, June 19th, in the presence of French President Emmanuel Macron.
John Brennan, Senior Vice President of Aerospace at JAS Worldwide and representative of the Government & Defense vertical in JAS’ Top Commercial Leadership Board, expressed his anticipation for the event, stating, "We are delighted to be returning to this extraordinary event in June. As JAS continues to expand its Aerospace & Defense brand worldwide, our participation in this exhibition offers an exceptional platform to engage with our existing clients, prospects, industry peers, and competitors. It provides us with a prime opportunity to share our compelling JAS Aerospace & Defense story.”
Tyler Sullivan, Director of Sales & Development added, “Just as our Industry has invested in new state of the art technology, JAS Aerospace & Defense has invested in exciting differentiators and solutions to support even the most challenging of our clients’ missions. In today’s austere and ever-changing environment, JAS is looking forward to connecting with our global government and commercial partners as well as potential clients to see just what JAS can do to support our industry. We cannot wait to welcome our clients and friends to Le Bourget and are excited to discuss our best-in-class industry offerings.”
The 54th International Paris Air Show promises to be a momentous event, bringing together key players, innovators, and enthusiasts from these sectors. The team looks forward to connecting with industry stakeholders, forging new partnerships, and demonstrating its commitment to developing innovative solutions tailored to the unique needs of its customers.
June 1 marks the start of tropical storm season, a time when managing supply chains becomes more challenging due to the heightened risk of monsoons, typhoons, and hurricanes. These adverse weather events can result in high winds and flooding, leading to supply chain delays and disruptions. However, businesses can implement measures and take proactive steps to minimize these risks and help keep their supply chains moving.
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. Contact your local JAS office to ensure your supply chain is ready for the upcoming season.
JAS Worldwide is proud to share its participation as both an attendee and sponsor at the highly anticipated LogiPharma Asia 2023 conference. The event, scheduled to take place in Singapore from June 20-21, brings together industry leaders, experts, and professionals from the pharmaceutical and healthcare logistics sector.
On day one, Derek Lee, Vice President, Pharma & Healthcare, JAS APAC, and Jason Liebrecht, Sales Director, Pharma & Healthcare, JAS Japan, will lead a VIP Synergy Workshop entitled "How to Leverage Latest Technology and Innovation to Plan and Predict a Temperature-Controlled Shipment." This workshop will allow attendees to collaborate with leading practitioners and peers to develop creative and responsive design-thinking solutions for challenges within their organizations.
On the second day, Derek Lee, Vice President of Pharma & Healthcare, JAS APAC, will participate in a panel discussion titled "Driving Technological Developments and Implementing Next-Level Temperature Monitoring in the Global Supply Chain." This engaging session will explore the strategies and best practices for successfully driving technological advancements and implementing state-of-the-art temperature monitoring solutions across the global supply chain.
As a sponsor of LogiPharma Asia 2023, JAS Worldwide is dedicated to supporting the advancement of pharmaceutical and healthcare logistics. The company recognizes the significance of collaboration, knowledge-sharing, and innovation in addressing the industry's evolving demands and meeting client's needs worldwide.
JAS' presence at LogiPharma Asia 2023 reinforces its commitment to delivering exceptional temperature-controlled logistics services and driving technological advancements within the global supply chain. The team looks forward to engaging with industry peers, sharing valuable insights, and contributing to the success of this prestigious event.
For more information or to request a ticket, click the link below or contact your local JAS representative.
JAS Americas is pleased to announce the appointment of Alexander Kappeli as Managing Director for Colombia. In this role, Kappeli will be responsible for overseeing and growing JAS’ business operations in the local market.
Kappeli brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience.A graduate of KV Zurich Business School, Kappeli has more than 20 years of experience in the logistics and supply chain industry. Prior to joining JAS he has spent time working in the European, North American and Latin American markets.
He succeeds Maria Paula Eslava, who joined JAS USA as the Miami Branch Manager.
"We are thrilled to welcome Alexander to the JAS team. His extensive knowledge of the industry and proven track record of success will be invaluable as we continue to strengthen and grow our business in Colombia and reinforce our market position within the country," said Adrian Emmenegger, EVP Americas. "At the same time, we would like to express our appreciation to Maria for her contributions over the past several years. She has led a solid organization that is well-prepared for continued growth."
Kappeli’s appointment is effective immediately, and he will be based out of the Bogotá, Colombia office.
JAS Projects is pleased to announce the formation of its Global Management Committee. This strategic initiative follows recent changes at the JAS Projects headquarters in Bremen, Germany, with the appointment of Thorsten Mock as the new Global Managing Director of JAS Projects.
The Global Management Committee comprises a team of accomplished professionals who will play a key role in shaping JAS Projects' future strategies and addressing clients' evolving needs in the rapidly changing environment, markets, and technologies. The nominated members of the committee are as follows:
The formation of the Global Management Committee reflects JAS Projects' commitment to delivering exceptional services tailored to the specific needs of its clients. As the Managing Director of JAS Projects, Thorsten Mock, explained, "This committee has been established not to reinvent the wheel, but to better address the future demands in our industry and those of our clients."
Aligned with the vision of JAS Worldwide, the committee recognizes the significance of collective effort and collaboration. By adopting a unified approach and harnessing the extensive expertise within the organization, JAS Projects is fully prepared to embrace what is to come.
Establishing the Global Management Committee marks an important milestone for JAS Projects. With a strong focus on client-centric strategies and a commitment to excellence, JAS Projects is poised to strengthen its position as a leader in the industry.
The chances and the challenges are immense in view to sustainability, decarbonization, and the transition from fossil to green energies, "This is the challenge for all of us," Thorsten Mock says, and JAS Projects is ready to live up to its responsibilities with the strong commitment of JAS Worldwide.
JAS Nordics and Baltics is pleased to announce the appointment of Frans Zwetsloot as the new Vice President of Sales & Marketing for the Nordics-Baltics region. With over 25 years of industry experience and 10+ years of C-level executive positions, Zwetsloot brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the company.
Before joining JAS, Zwetsloot served in several key positions in large organizations, including Director of Global Customer Development at Kuehne + Nagel, Managing Director at AmerisourceBergen (Alloga) & Industry Sales Director at DHL.
Throughout his career, Zwetsloot has consistently delivered exceptional results by implementing strategic initiatives, driving sustainable growth, and working to enhance the market presence of these organizations.
His fluency in French, English, German & Dutch, as well as his strong interpersonal skills and deep understanding of organizational dynamics, make him an invaluable asset for driving sales and marketing efforts in the region.
"We are delighted to welcome Frans to the JAS team," said Mikael Forsberg, Executive VP Nordics and Baltics. "His wealth of experience and proven leadership in the industry will play a crucial role in accelerating our growth in the Nordics-Baltics region. His customer-centric approach and strategic mindset align perfectly with our vision and values, and we are confident he will continue to grow our already strong presence in the region."
As Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Zwetsloot will develop and implement sales strategies, identify new business opportunities, and drive revenue growth in the Nordics-Baltics region. In addition, he will work closely with various teams across the globe to strengthen customer relationships, enhance market positioning, and maximize business outcomes.
JAS Worldwide is excited to announce the opening of its Contract Logistics Super Hub facility located in Olive Branch, Mississippi, United States. Strategically positioned just outside of Memphis, Tennessee, United States, this state-of-the-art facility adds value to customers' supply chains by further enabling them to grow and enhance their e-Commerce services.
Spanning 300,000 square feet, the Contract Logistics Super Hub is designed to accommodate the evolving needs of the industry and provide a comprehensive solution for businesses seeking to optimize their operations. The facility is strategically located to ensure efficient and timely delivery while being within reach of over 75% of the US population via ground service.
The Memphis Super Hub is equipped with state-of-the-art technology, including autonomous robots, automated conveyor systems, and seamless integration with JAS SmartHub technology. This allows customers to experience seamless integration, visibility, and control enabling them to manage their supply chains with ease and efficiency.
Beyond technological advancements, JAS' commitment to delivering excellence encompasses a wide range of end-to-end supply chain services. From inventory management and value-added services to omni-channel fulfillment, the Contract Logistics Super Hub allows the JAS team to offer a comprehensive range of end-to-end supply chain services. Additionally, they offer freight consolidation/deconsolidation, container stripping, temporary storage, container loading/blocking, bracing and lashing, and pallet swap services that adhere to international standards..
Sebastian Tschackert, Executive Vice President of Contract Logistics, expressed his enthusiasm, stating, "We are thrilled to be opening our newest Contract Logistics Super Hub, in line with our customer-centric strategy, in this very desirable location. Our investment in this facility is a testament to JAS' commitment to providing our clients with the highest level of service and support. By continuously investing in our Contract Logistics product and delivering a true end-to-end service across the entire supply chain, we connect freight and logistics services seamlessly. With our advanced technology and excellent team, we are well-positioned to help our clients streamline their operations while achieving their business goals. We are open for business, and here to serve local or global customers with their US supply chain needs."
JAS is thrilled to announce its upcoming Pharma & Healthcare event that offers industry professionals an opportunity to explore its state-of-the-art pharma warehouse and witness the latest technology in action. Join us for a day filled with valuable insights, networking, and knowledge sharing with industry professionals.
Taking place on June 8 from 9 AM- 9 PM, this event aims to provide attendees with a unique perspective on ensuring safety and efficiency in pharmaceutical operations through a series of informative workshops.
"We are excited to invite industry professionals to this event, where they can see the advanced technology and operational excellence of our state-of-the-art pharma warehouse," said Frank Cascante, SVP Global Pharma & Healthcare. "Through workshops and the valuable insights shared by our team members, attendees will gain valuable knowledge and perspectives that can contribute to the success of their operations."
Don't miss this opportunity to network with like-minded professionals, gain insights from industry experts, and experience the latest in pharmaceutical innovation.
To secure your spot or for more information, email Olga.Blaut@JAS.com.
JAS Worldwide is pleased to announce the appointment of Ralf Steiner as the Vice President of Global Trade Lane Management, marking an exciting milestone in the company's growth trajectory. Steiner, a 28-year veteran of the logistics world, boasts a rich blend of expertise and a track record of success.
Steiner has held key positions at organizations such as CH Robinson, Panalpina, and Ceva. His years in the logistics industry across Europe and the Americas have equipped him with a deep understanding of the business and the ability to navigate complex global supply chains. His dynamic logistics career spans several countries, encompassing both on-site and off-site project management. Steiner's impressive leadership skills and relentless pursuit of operational excellence have contributed significantly to his previous accomplishments.
Fluent in multiple modes of transport and functions, Steiner's diverse knowledge and hands-on experience make him the perfect addition to the JAS family. Steiner's ability to leverage his industry expertise and strategic thinking will undoubtedly contribute to JAS' continued growth and success.
Manuele Mazzacurati, EVP Sales and Marketing, comments, "Ralf's induction as our new Vice President of Global Trade Lane Management is truly thrilling for JAS Worldwide. His vast leadership experience will undoubtedly bolster our global trade lane strategies. We trust in Ralf's capabilities to thrive in this role, delivering innovative solutions and exceptional service to our clients."
The humanitarian aid provided by JAS Worldwide in partnership with the Bruni Foundation "Charity Across Borders" in April of this year has successfully reached those in need in Ukraine. The aid was safely discharged at the warehouse and has been gradually released to two official charity organizations for further distribution at their charity points or individual visits.
The aid consisted of various products, including food, medical supplies, and clothing, which have been distributed to individuals and families affected by the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. The aid has been a source of relief for many people who have struggled to find basic necessities.
The charity organizations responsible for distributing the aid have reported that it has been successfully delivered to those in need, including disabled individuals, veterans, and families who have migrated from occupied or damaged territories. The aid was distributed through a well-organized and effective system, ensuring that it reaches those who need it the most.
The generosity and support of the JAS community and the Bruni Foundation reflect the company's commitment to the greater community and highlight the fact that at JAS, people really do make the difference.
JAS has numerous in-house experts in a wide range of fields required for the transportation of various commodities and goods. An essential area of expertise is managing consignments containing hazardous materials.
Caroline Söderholm and Christina Jopengrip, two highly experienced forwarders at JAS Sweden, specialize in dangerous goods for air freight and assist our clients in making the right decisions when shipping these commodities.
They spoke with us about their experiences and important considerations regarding booking and shipping dangerous goods by air.
Christina: For the past eight years, I have worked as an import and export specialist for Air, Sea, and Rail shipments at our office in Sundsvall.
Caroline: I have worked as an Air Export Specialist at our Arlanda/Stockholm office since 2017. I have been in the forwarding industry since 2005, handling import and export air consignments.
Dangerous Goods is the term used for substances and objects that, if not handled properly during transport, can cause harm to people, the environment, or property.
The classification of dangerous goods is based on criteria outlined in the UN model regulations. These goods are then divided into different classes depending on their nature and level of danger.
Caroline: You have to be approved for an IATA DGR course (7.3 Function: Personnel Responsible for Processing or Accepting Dangerous Goods Consignments), where there is a requirement that you attend it every two years to be up to date with the latest rules and regulations.
Christina: It is good to have attended stage 1 and 2 courses for Lithium batteries.
There are a lot more batteries (for electric cars, hybrid cars, electric bicycles, laptops, mobile phones, cameras, etc.) compared to previously. And many of them are transported by air, so the rules have become much stricter. Did you know, for example, that there is a difference between sending only batteries, batteries packed with equipment, and batteries packed in equipment?
Caroline: We collaborate with our dangerous goods partner, Dangerous Goods Management (DGM), to assist and advise our clients on how to properly package their goods in accordance with current regulations, as well as identifying necessary documentation.
Christiana: Compliance with IATA's Dangerous Goods Regulation (DGR) is mandatory for air shipments of dangerous goods. This includes following strict guidelines for classification, marking, packaging, labeling, and documentation of hazardous shipments. Additionally, certain states or airlines may have specific restrictions or rules that must be followed. In other words, handling hazardous goods is more complex than handling non-hazardous goods.
Christiana: As the shipper/supplier is always ultimately responsible for their goods, we must be clear about what can and cannot be shipped and how.
Caroline: When booking a shipment that includes dangerous goods, the customer must provide a "Shippers Declaration for Dangerous Goods" for air transport. This declaration helps us determine the correct pricing and routing based on how the goods are packaged. It's important to note that different rules apply for flights that use passenger aircraft versus freighters, which are known as Cargo Aircraft Only.
Caroline: The properties of dangerous goods are so hazardous that they can jeopardize the aircraft itself and even the safety of individuals on board an aircraft. Some goods may be unable to endure the effects of turbulence and high pressure, making it necessary to pack them in specially approved containers designed for dangerous goods.
Christiana: Some examples of dangerous goods you may not know are nail polish, hair spray and dry shampoo, alcohol, matches/lighters, thermometers, backpacks with built-in chargers, and E-cigarettes…the list goes on.
We collaborate with partners such as DGM to provide guidance on how to ship small quantities of hazardous items as limited or excepted quantities instead of fully regulated dangerous goods. This allows for shipping with exceptions and reduces the labeling and packaging requirements, making it a more cost-effective option than shipping fully regulated dangerous goods.
Caroline: It's worth considering that our smartphones and tablets contain a built-in Lithium battery, which makes them sensitive items. Consequently, flight attendants typically instruct passengers to notify them if such items are dropped between the seats. Dropping a lithium battery on a hard surface may cause the particles to divide and potentially ignite a fire that is incredibly difficult to extinguish. In the end, though, it is the Pilot who ultimately decides which cargo is allowed on their flight.
Thank you for sharing with us today! It has been very interesting and given us plenty to consider when sending dangerous goods by airfreight.
For more information, or if you have questions on how to transport dangerous goods, please don’t hesitate to contact your local JAS representative.
JAS Worldwide recently hosted its JAS "After Hours" networking event following the Transport Logistic Munich on 10 May 2023, providing a unique opportunity for their customers to build relationships and network in a more personal setting.
Over 200 attendees were able to relax, socialize, and enjoy an evening of cocktails and conversations. The event provided a more informal setting for customers to connect with JAS representatives, vendors, and other customers in attendance.
"Our goal was to offer our customers a unique networking experience," explained Jennifer Jinadu-Wright, Vice President, Global Marketing. "Everyone is used to coming to a trade show and having meetings at the booth. One thing we have learned over the last few years is the importance of human connections. So we thought, why don't we do something different and allow our customers to connect with us in a more intimate setting and meet other people at JAS."
JAS believes that building strong relationships with its customers is key to its success. The JAS After Hours event was designed to provide an opportunity to take customer relationships to the next level. "At JAS, we firmly believe that being customer-centric goes beyond mere transactions and involves building personal connections with our customers, and JAS After Hours is a clear testament to our commitment to doing so," said Manuele Mazzacurati, EVP Global Sales & Marketing. "We understand that our customers are more than just clients, and are committed to developing meaningful relationships, which drives our mutual success."
JAS Worldwide, a leading global logistics company, is thrilled to announce the appointment of Peter Sinka as the Vice President, Global Head of LCL. Sinka is a seasoned professional in the logistics industry, with over 17 years of experience in Ocean Freight and LCL product.
Sinka's career has taken him to various countries and cities, such as Slovakia, the USA, and Canada, where he has held multiple positions in operations, product and commercial development, and P&L responsibility. His wealth of knowledge and expertise in LCL product and Ocean Freight will be invaluable in driving JAS's strategy and development of one of the most critical products in Ocean Freight.
Sinka will be reporting to Lars Huebecker, Executive Vice President, Global Head of Ocean Freight. He is excited about his new role and the opportunity to work with JAS, saying, "I am very excited to join JAS to drive the strategy and development of one of the most important products in Ocean Freight. Supply chains are changing rapidly, and the demand for the LCL product will continue to rise at higher rates than ever before. JAS is well positioned to handle the increasing demand and to create value with LCL services to its customers."
With Sinka's appointment as Vice President, Global Head of LCL, JAS is well on its way to revolutionizing the seas and expanding its Ocean Freight Consolidation Services.
About JAS Worldwide
JAS was founded in 1978 in Milan, Italy, and its global headquarters is located in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Over the last four decades, JAS has grown from regional roots to a global force in logistics covering all modes of transportation, including contract logistics and other sophisticated and digital-driven supply chain solutions. Today, JAS covers 100+ countries with over 7000 employees globally and continues to expand with its core culture, “People make the difference,” and its strong commitment to a sustainable future.
JAS is committed to a sustainable future, and as part of this commitment, JAS team members all across the globe participated in local sustainability initiatives. As part of our Earth Day initiative employees were encouraged to take action and make a positive impact in their communities.
In Mexico, team members spearheaded a recycling initiative in partnership with ECOCE, collecting PET bottles and cans. The recycled materials were exchanged for an electronic voucher, which was donated to a local public institution in exchange for food that could be distributed to the community. Similarly, in Guangzhou, China, JAS held a clothing recycling collection to reduce their environmental impact.
JAS team members and their families also participated in coastal clean-up events across the globe, collecting hundreds of kilograms of plastic debris, litter, and other waste. By preventing these materials from polluting oceans, rivers, and lakes, the team is helping to preserve animal life and the beauty of our planet. For example, in Qingdao, China, over 20 team members cleaned up 16,000 square meters of public space and removed 20 kgs of garbage.
Andrea Goeman, SVP of Sustainability at JAS, emphasized JAS’ proactive approach to sustainability and its dedication to environmental initiatives. "We believe in taking a proactive and approach to sustainability and creating a positive impact in the communities where we live and work. This Earth Day, we are proud of everyone’s efforts to create a sustainable future for all," she said.
These global initiatives are just a few examples of JAS' commitment to sustainability and our efforts to make a positive difference in their communities. Together we are creating a greener and cleaner tomorrow!
As the conflict in Ukraine enters into its second year, the humanitarian needs remain as many people struggle to find basic necessities such as food and medical care.
In response to these needs, JAS Worldwide and the Bruni Foundation "Charity Across Borders" have come forward to provide humanitarian aid to the people of Ukraine. JAS has helped provide humanitarian relief to those in the greatest need since the start of the conflict, sending its first shipment of relief items in March 2022 and a second in May 2022. With the help of individual contributions, the team has now sent its third shipment of humanitarian assistance to Odesa, Ukraine.
The latest shipment contains essential items such as food, medical supplies, and other necessities that can help those in need. The aid will arrive just in time for the Orthodox Easter, a holiday that holds significant importance for many Ukrainian families.
The compassionate response of our team members over the past year reflects the company's commitment to the global community and the fact that at JAS, people really do make the difference.