What is Chinese New Year?
During the week of Chinese New Year, factories and businesses will close as the public holiday brings a week off for employees to travel to celebrate the start of a new year with their families. Each year, the consequences of these shutdowns are felt throughout global supply chains.
How will it impact supply chains?
While the holiday officially begins January 21, in the days and weeks preceding the official week of the holiday, production at manufacturing facilities across the area will start to slow as employees take time off. This year it is estimated that approximately 80% of factories will gradually close the week preceding the legal holiday. When production begins to pick back up, factories typically prioritize orders from regular clientele.
The holiday's impact on supply chains extends beyond just manufacturing and production processes. As shippers plan for the changes in factory production, the amount of cargo being shipped will increase in order for business to have ample stock on hand throughout the disruption. Due to this increase in cargo volumes, shippers can anticipate temporary rate increases beginning as early as mid-December. These increases will affect both ocean and air freight.
Shippers should also be aware of potential slowdowns in the border-clearing process. With truckers taking time off and demand increasing in the weeks leading up to the holiday, rate increases and further capacity constraints can be anticipated.
What can I do to minimize the impact of Chinese New Year on my supply chain?
To avoid unnecessary supply chain disruptions and price increases it is recommended to place bookings well in advance. At least four to six weeks before Chinese New Year is ideal.
For further information about the impact on specific regions and ports, please see the attached.
Please do not hesitate to contact your local office or JAS representative for further assistance.
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.