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JAS Worldwide Helps Host Educational Day for Students from Auburn University and Clark Atlanta University

By
JAS Staff
October 11, 2023
Students pose in front of the Air Canada Cargo plane as they delve into the world of logistics and supply chain management.
Students pose in front of the Air Canada Cargo plane as they delve into the world of logistics and supply chain management.

JAS Worldwide proudly hosted nearly 30 students and faculty from Auburn University and Clark Atlanta University earlier this month for an immersive educational experience. The event provided a unique opportunity for students to gain valuable insights into the industry through behind-the-scenes tours and engaging presentations.

One highlight of the day was an exclusive behind-the-scenes look into air cargo operations at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta's International's Cargo Terminal, one of the busiest cargo hubs in the United States. There, students were able to witness the unloading of air cargo from an Air Canada Cargo plane, providing a firsthand look at the precision and efficiency required in global logistics operations.

Additionally, students and faculty were able to step onto the aircraft and explore its interior setup. This rare opportunity allowed them to better understand the intricacies of cargo loading and unloading, emphasizing the importance of logistics in the aviation industry.

Following the air cargo tour, participants were treated to an informative visit to an AGI warehouse, gaining insights into warehousing and distribution processes. Additionally, students were given a demonstration showcasing how K9s at the warehouse help detect illegal items such as explosives coming into the United States. This hands-on experience helped students connect classroom knowledge with real-world applications in supply chain management.

The educational day continued with a visit to the JAS Worldwide campus in Atlanta, where students enjoyed lunch and a Q&A session with JAS leadership and representatives from Air Canada. The students had the chance to engage in meaningful discussions and gain valuable industry perspectives.

This day marked a significant opportunity for the students of Auburn University and Clark Atlanta University to bridge the gap between academic theory and practical industry knowledge. JAS Worldwide remains committed to fostering the growth and development of future leaders in the supply chain and logistics field.

"As leaders in the aviation community, it is incumbent upon us to invest in the leaders of tomorrow and promote their stewardship," said Jared Azcuy, CEO of AGI. "We were honored to welcome students from Auburn and Clark Atlanta into our facilities and grateful that JAS gave us the opportunity to participate."  
"We are delighted to have partnered with Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, AGI, Global K9 Protection Group, and Air Canada cargo to host these students from Auburn University and Clark Atlanta University for this educational day," added Matthias Frey, VP Airfreight Operations, JAS Worldwide. "We believe in investing in the future of our industry by providing students with valuable experiences that will prepare them for successful careers in logistics and supply chain management."
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In its latest round of acquisitions, JAS Worldwide welcomes Key Logistics Group (KLG) and its operating subsidiaries, closing on June 30th, 2024.

Key Logistics Group is an international cargo freight forwarder with expertise in coordinating the logistics of goods by sea, air, and multimodal. KLG brings more than ten years of experience, creating a positive impact in countries such as Colombia, Mexico, and the United States. KLG's customers often praise its agile, transparent, on-time, innovative services.

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Similar to JAS's motto, "People make the difference," KLG upholds a commitment to treating its customers and employees in a respectful, collaborative, and inclusive manner. Demonstrating these shared values, the integration of the organizations has been guided by respect for people and the principal fact that the customers come first.

"From the opportunity for more competitive pricing to the addition of value-added services such as contract logistics and e-commerce, I am looking forward to providing our customers with enhanced benefits that come with joining forces with a larger service delivery organization," said Tomas Shuk, President Key Logistics Group.

This strategic partnership not only expands JAS’s operational capabilities but also enhances its ability to offer comprehensive, value-added services to its customers worldwide. Further, the transaction will bring JAS’ global network and products to Key Logistics Group’s customers. Together, JAS Worldwide and Key Logistics Group are committed to driving growth, fostering innovation, and maintaining a shared dedication to excellence and customer satisfaction.

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About JAS Worldwide

JAS Worldwide, a global leader in logistics and supply chain solutions, was founded in Milan, Italy in 1978. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia and supported by 7,000+ team members in more than 100 countries, it focuses on creating solutions that are innovative, sustainable, and unique to each customer's needs. At the heart of its success is its people, who are committed to delivering customer value. As a privately owned company, JAS maintains a steadfast commitment to creating opportunities for our communities, customers, and colleagues to thrive. Together.

This June, the Bruni Foundation has been busy planting seeds of change and nurturing community spirit across the world.

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In Indonesia, the Bruni Foundation funded a mangrove planting event at Taman Wisata Alam (TWA) Mangrove Angke Kapuk. Thirty JAS Indonesia volunteers planted mangrove trees to support coastal protection and biodiversity. This event marked the first sustainability program held by JAS Indonesia in 2024.

In Malaysia, the JAS team participated in a donation drive at a local orphanage, the House of Love.  JAS Malaysia employees provided donations and spent time with the children living at the home. The joy and gratitude shared during this event emphasized the importance of community support.

In Cambodia, JAS and Inter-Campus Cambodia partnered to provide essential educational and sports materials to over 300 children. This included delivering sports equipment, school backpacks, and other learning materials.

Reflecting on the past month, we’re filled with excitement for what is ahead. The Bruni Foundation remains committed to empowering communities through education, environmental stewardship, and social support. We are grateful for the dedication of our volunteers and partners, whose efforts make these initiatives possible. Together, we will continue to make a difference, one project at a time.

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