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JAS IN THE AMERICAS

News From JAS Worldwide - Americas Focus

JAS Americas HQ

6195 Barfield Road

Atlanta GA, 30328

United States

JAS Miami Gifts Toys to Nicklaus Hospital for Children
April 16, 2020

JAS USA is proud to announce that the JAS Miami team participated in a concerted effort to light the lives of hospitalized children at the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami, FL.

Children who are struggling with health issues of course need the best medical care, but a dash of happiness in the form of a toy can go a long way. For the children hospitalized at Nicklaus Children's hosiptal and their parents alike, JAS Miami, led by the efforts of Xenia Vazquez, helped strengthen weak spirits and bodies with toy donations gathered by the entire team. Those families combating the sadness and fear associated with being in the hospital and the current pandemic sweeping the world found comfort in the toys donated to them and JAS is honored to be a part of bringing about some light in these times we face.

JAS Miami is glad to be able to give their time and help during this uncertain time to those who need it the most. Their motto throughout this effort was to give a lot, give a little, give what you can, but always give something. They said this knowing that little by little over time can become immense. Each person took a little of their time to give greatly appreciated time and attention to those children who cannot be home during this time. The toys were accumulated over the course of several weeks and created a mountain of energy for both the JAS team and the children receiving them.

JAS Miami continues to show that People Make the Difference, especially when we face the most difficult of times. Thank you JAS Miami for spreading happiness when there is so much worry!

By
Margie Phillips
JAS Mexico Welcomes New Air Freight Director
March 19, 2020

​JAS is proud to announce that Hugo Cardenas has joined the JAS Family as the JAS Mexico Air Freight Director this past December.

Mr. Cardenas has an Industrial Engineer degree with almost 30 years of career experience, 15 years with a global technology company where he managed different positions in engineering, finance planning, domestic logistics, warehousing, corporate audit and import/exports operations. Hugo has 15 years of experience in global forwarding, leading in positions such as Branch Manager, flight operations, perishables development, global accounts, and country head of Air Freight.  Additionally Cardenas has managed air freight trade and trade lane development for global and regional accounts throughout his career in Mexico.

JAS is excited to have Hugo Cardenas join the team. Please join us in welcoming him to the JAS family!

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JAS Appoints New CCO
March 9, 2020

​JAS Worldwide is pleased to announce the appointment of Carol Kijac as Chief Commercial Officer.

With more than 25 years of industry and management experience, Carol has increased sales performance by creating and implementing programs that focus on the development of business acumen and client solution design.  An effective team builder adept at fostering top performance, her approach includes identifying individual and team capabilities and optimizing their strengths through continuous coaching, training and customized development plans.

She has held positions with increasing responsibility throughout her career, providing extensive field support to build market presence and drive revenue growth throughout domestic and international markets.  The programs she’s led consistently produced double digit growth annually, both as a sales executive and in management, throughout her impressive career.   JAS is excited to have her expertise and talents joining the team.

Carol previously worked with JAS as a consultant in 2015 on projects related to delivering the best solutions to our clients. Our business relationship developed into a strong partnership and eventually led to Carol joining JAS to work more closely with the team.

​Please join us in welcoming Carol to the JAS family!

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JAS Offers Air-Sea Solutions to/from China
February 26, 2020
JAS WORLDWIDE OFFERS CHARTER & AIR-SEA SOLUTION FOR URGENT SHIPMENTS TO/FROM CHINA

​JAS Worldwide, together with their business partner Global Airlift Solutions, has managed another successful and urgent charter operation from the USA to China carrying important medical and Coronavirus outbreak relief goods.

The Boing 747-400 departed on Saturday Feb 21 2020 from the Chicago O' Hare International Airport and arrived at the Shanghai Pudong International Airport on Sunday Feb 23rd at 16:51 local time. The plane carried 100 tons of freight, of which 50% were relief goods such as facial masks and disinfectants.

“JAS is proud to be a able to provide a quick and reliable solution for our customers that want to support their employees and business partners during a difficult time”, said Senior Director for Air Freight for JAS USA,

Dirk Ravensteiner. Capacity is extremely tight and flight cancellations after the outbreak of the Coronavirus have reduced available cargo capacity from and to China by more than 40%. Making shipping solutions more complicated.

JAS Worldwide is now also offering unique Sea/Air solutions to/from China. JAS Worldwide hopes to ensure that this is a suitable and alternative solution for shipments to cities in the Northern & Central part of China like Qingdao, Beijing, Tianjin & Dalian, Shanghai and Ningbo.

For more details about our charter services & Sea/Air solutions, please contact your local JAS Worldwide representative.

By
Mario Tenebruso
JAS Peru Welcomes New Sales Manager
February 1, 2020

Starting February 1st 2020, Jetsys Lavado assumed the position of National Sales Manager for JAS Peru. Jetsys has been working in JAS as Customs Broker Manager for the last 3 years, growing this product exponentially.

​Jetsys Lavado  has been a logistics professional since 2001 where she started work at PESQUERA PIZARRO (Seafood Exportation – perishables cargo) when she was 19 years old, as a Management Assistant, her main function was to support the sales team in purchase order generation, developing quoting and negotiation skills with the Logistics suppliers to improve rates whit in supply chain. Then she started working at GLOBAL PHOENIX TRADE, a trading company that operates in China (where the head office is) and Perú, dedicated to the sale of steel coils and plates, her main achievement was the acquisition of top customers for the company.

The conjuncture of the changes in customs regulations and being in the last cycles of her studies in Foreign trade and Customs at ADEX (Institute of the Exporters Association) made her interested in knowing more about that process, it was then in 2005 she started working at AUSA ADUANAS S.A, the first in the ranking of customs agencies nationwide in Perú, where she started as a commercial assistant and made that a professional career until becoming the Commercial Chief and having a team of 20 people under her leadership, her main achievement was the development and implementation of the integral Logistic Service department, services implemented for TIENDAS PERUANAS & SUPERMERCADOS PERUANOS, (HOME CENTER), COMPAÑÍA INTERNACIONAL DEL CAFÉ and PERHUSA- ALTOMAYO putting into practice her knowledge of management development and applied Logistics acquired from her studies in Business Administration at the Private University SJB, and also Supply Chain Managment program at CENTRUM, consolidating her knowledge in Door-to-door service, warehousing, distribution and 4PL.

After 10 years in AUSA, she was hired by Antares Logistics (NYK Carrier Network) as Senior Sales Executive, where she managed the APAC trade lane and obtained important results such as the acquisition of the back to school campaigns, after that she was hired by MIQ Logistics (now Noatum Logistics, it was Complete Acquisition of the Multinational MIQ Logistics) as Business Development Manager, having as main responsibility be the implementation of the integral logistics department.

Jetsys has been part of the JAS team since 2017, developing door-to-door services, consolidating local negotiations and managing cross-selling with the sales team. JAS is proud to have Jetsys as the new Sales Manager for Peru. Please join us in welcoming her.

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JAS VP of Air Freight Featured in Air Cargo Magazine
April 27, 2020

JAS Worldwide’s Mario Tenebruso, VP of Air Freight - Americas, recently sat down with Air Cargo FOCUS Magazine to discuss his background and his current role at JAS Worldwide. Among the topics discussed by Tenebruso; working with JAS customers during the pandemic, meeting cargo customers’ needs, the effect of trade wars on forwarders, and JAS Worldwide's “single system” software approach.

Read the full interview (begin at page 18 of the published PDF)

Air Cargo FOCUS is the official publication of Cargo Network Services (CNS). Published quarterly, the magazine is dedicated to the air cargo industry and showcases editorial columns, feature articles, news and relevant economic data critical to the industry.

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JAS Leading into the Future
February 11, 2020

JAS is excited to announce the graduates of the 2nd Edition, 2019, Leading Into The Future Management Program. in Latin America.

This program lasts several weeks and puts participants through simulations, experiential activities, and case studies. These experiences enable our leaders to flourish and reach their full leadership potential, giving them guidelines to operate within while solving problems and thinking on their feet.

This program not only teaches real life scenarios, but also enables our team members to self-analyze themselves and discover more about how their leadership styles impact others and their team. This helps leaders to better understand others needs and improve upon their style of management. This self evaluation leads to better synergy within and throughout departments as well as greater successes over time.

JAS Leading Into the Future - Management Program, has 4 modules that each participant must complete before graduating. They are You as a Leader,  My team, Our Organization, and  Integrated View. Congratulations to our new program graduates as we look forward into 2020, ready to take on new challenges.

By
Marcelo Santi
Now Offering Mexico to Brazil Consol Services
December 3, 2019

Located at the southern tip of the state of Tamaulipas, on the Gulf of Mexico, and immediately north of the municipalities of Tampico and Cuidad Madero is the municipality of Altamira, Mexico.  Altamira is considered to be the industrial and port center of the region, handling all the containerized cargo coming and going from the area. As well as being in a privileged geographical location, the port is easily accessible to the regions main shipping lines, connecting to any market on the continent.

JAS is proud to announce a new LCL service solution from the port of Altamira Mexico to the hub of Santos, Brazil. Enabling our customers more access to the Americas region and LATAM in particular.

This JAS LCL Service features the following benefits:

  • Reliable weekly service
  • Consistent, dedicated, staff from both Mexico and Brazil specifically assigned to this service route
  • Flexible processes oriented to provide customers tailer-made solutions
  • Integral/integrated; JAS can complement ocean portion with Origin (pick up/warehouse/consolidation/customs brokerage) value added service solutions to ensure the smoothest release at destination
  • Compliance; JAS is a 100% compliance driven company, people & processes.

JAS looks forward to continuing to better serve our customers needs.

Altamira Mexico to Santos Brazil LCL Service Flyer
By
Jose Gallegos
JAS Enlists Man's Best Friend
November 25, 2019

In November of 2018, The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced their consent for explosive detection canine teams to become registered Security Program holders under the Certified Cargo Screening Program-K9.   This program allows airlines and freight forwarders to utilize private sector canine teams as a primary screening resource, essentially reducing time and costs compared to other screening methods.

JAS Forwarding (USA) has long been a member of the TSAs Certified Cargo Screening Program and currently has CCSF (Certified Cargo Screening Facility) locations in all major gateways.  “While we currently utilize XRAY and ETD technology as our primary screening methods, there are still inefficiencies in the screening process that can slow down a CCSF and add unnecessary labor costs and time,” explains Sommer Sampson, Corporate Principle Security Coordinator at JAS.  “Most palletized cargo must be screened at the individual piece level. Therefore, it’s taken apart and screened piece-by-piece, then put back together.  With a dog…this all goes away,” says Sampson. The 3PK9 Program allows canines to screen entire pallets without being broken down, reducing screening time from hours to minutes.

Whether a loading dock, aircraft, warehouse, or Unit Load Device, canines are specifically trained to quickly assess any and all areas for potential explosive threats without business disruption. Canines have proven to be the most effective means to screen shipments comprised of multiple commodities.  In some cases (e.g. drums, perishable products) they are the ONLY effective means available.

JAS Forwarding (USA) has been working closely with TSA on implementing this new program, by inviting them out to JAS stations for live demos and trials. While canine screening has been present with passenger airlines for years, it is new to the air cargo arena and, therefore, new to TSA inspection authorities as well.  JAS was one of the first freight forwarders approved to conduct trials in its major Gateways and is now successfully using canines as a primary screening method.  Sampson remarks “This will no doubt be a game changer for the industry and we look forward to being a part of that.”

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Sommer Sampson
JAS Peru Adds Value
November 20, 2019

As we move into the last part of the year and into a new year JAS Peru is staying committed to developing new products that can generate value-added services that can provide customers with better solutions and make them more profitable. That is why this year JAS Peru began the implementation of ILS or Integrated Logistic Service platform, this platform gives JAS customers absolute control of their operations at a local level.

The ILS platform's concept houses both service import and service export cost structures and logistic control under one roof. Allowing JAS clients to receive one single bill for multiple services, and allowing greater efficiency and more savings at the local supply chain level, as well as giving them more control over their shipments. This includes customs clearance, local transport, carriers fees, etc. Many JAS customers have taken advantage of this initiative and have been able to consolidate and gain better operational control over thier local supply chain, giving them better container flow.

This initiative in Peru has been spearheaded by Customs Manager, Jetsys Lavado, along with the commercial team, who have been a tremendous support as more clients have joined the program.

JAS Peru looks forward to the continued expansion of this program to give the most to their customers.

By
Carlos Lozano
JAS Chile Office Gets a Facelift
November 20, 2019

JAS Chile is happy to announce that the Santiago branch recently got a complete upgrade to their office space. Adding more modern style to the workspace as well as giving the office an overall more comfortable atmosphere. The new design allows for increased natural light and common spaces that can be utilized for open meetings and collaboration.  These upgrades improve not only the aesthetics of the office but allow employees to more efficiently, and enjoyably, communicate and work together to achieve their goals.

Congratulations to JAS Chile on their new office setting.

By
Carolina Matamala
JAS India & JAS USA Create Opportunities
November 19, 2019

JAS India was proud to have had the opportunity to welcome the JAS USA Management Team to their incredible country for the first time this past August, from the 27th to the 31st. These dates coincided with the annual JAS India Country meeting held at the JAS India Headquarters in Gurugram. This meeting brought together Mr.Eugenio Fumo - CEO of JAS USA, Mr.Alberto Bruni - COO of JAS USA, Mr.Tomas Sonntag - EVP of APAC, and the India senior management team which was hosted by the Managing Director Mr.Soman Rajiv Nair.

The meeting was centered around the rapid development between both subsidiaries and the opportunities the market continues to lead to. Deliberations during the meeting helped both countries gain insights into how customers from both countries can benefit from what each subsidiary has to offer.

With the ongoing global trade wars, India is being looked at as a potential sourcing base, something JAS USA and JAS India spent time delving into and exploring during this time of collaboration. As customers seek new solutions, JAS is on the forefront to investigate and find those answers. With a global network that spans 90 countries, including India and the United States, with more than 323 individual offices, JAS is able to use this expansive network to provide unparalleled service to clients. This focus on delivering and developing the best opportunities for clients is what drives JAS to continue to collaborate and develop new and existing trade lanes to better serve our clients.

JAS India and JAS USA are excited to build stronger bonds and provide the best service to their customers needs.

By
Dhanuja Sentilvel
JAS Panama Gives Back to the Community
November 14, 2019

JAS takes pride in contributing to the communities we live in and share with our customers and neighbors. It is an important part of JAS' Social Responsibility to dedicate time each year to give back to those in need. JAS Panama prides itself rising to the occasion and making an impact in their community and is committed to giving back to the neighborhood that they are a part of and do so annually. This year as a way to give back to those in need JAS Panama joined together to give to children undergoing treatments at the local hospital.

On October 24th, the JAS Panama team joined together to be God-Parents of the week and bring gifts and other donations to children in the hospital during the Week of Prevention against Burns. Preparations for this event went on for over a month prior to the 24th, and it was a privilege to contribute to the happiness and well being of the beautiful children and amazing staff of this hospital. JAS knows that if we all work together, we can make the world a better place.

JAS is proud to be a part of such a wonderful effot and we look forward to continuing to do our part with the communities and people we live and work with! JAS Panama thanks all of the sponsors who never hesitate to support the great work JAS is doing in the community and a special thanks to the collaborators who worked with the hospital to make this possible, especially Licda, Arcadia Quintero, and Nurse Belgica Chiru.

At JAS, people make the difference, and that is what makes JAS different.

By
Angelo Simpson
JAS Mexico City Management Appointment
November 14, 2019

JAS is proud to announce that Rogelio Terrones was appointed as Head of the JAS Mexico City branch. Rogelio has been with JAS for 2 years as a Global Account Director and is now in charge of one of the most important branches in Mexico and one of the biggest offices of the entire region.

Along with the appointment of Terrones, JAS Mexico is also happy to announce that the Mexico City Branch has also moved to a beautiful new location.

With excellent new leadership and an all new office location, JAS Mexico is re-enforcing its presence in business development in the central region of Mexico.

Congratulations to JAS Mexico.

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JAS Order Management Solutions
November 23, 2019

JAS Worldwide knows that the further upstream your company's visibility is with your supply chain, the more opportunities there are to make decisions to alleviate or even avoid pain points caused by uncontrollable factors in your supply chain. Giving companies more control and power over their supply chain can lead to reduced costs, increased visibility, reduced manual processes, reduced errors and reworks, and most importantly meeting your customer expectations.  

Order management(OM) is the administration of business processes related to purchase or sales orders for goods or services. OM promotes automation and the streamlining of order processing for businesses. OM service provides upstream visibility to order related activity from order inception to delivery at line item level.

Using OM can provide visibility and control to the upstream part of the supply chain process, allowing for decisions to be made to mitigate or even avoid uncontrollable downstream factors such as supplier & vendor discrepancies, manufacturing issues, and giving more visibly to the supplier processes. These upstream decisions can include adjustments in lead times for purchases, changes to purchase activity, and managing problem supplier activity.  Without OM, visibility is limited to the the downstream part of the process, limiting or possibly even eliminating the opportunity to make decisions that would mitigate against uncontrollable factors or issues that arise.

The benefits of upstream visibility are fewer shipments, improved consolidations, timing to meet expected date requirements, container utilization, planned consolidation, less LCL and more FCL, less Air Freight, all leading to reduced costs for JAS customers.

JAS provides a single portal for all visibility to all modules via JASTrack, increasing visibility. This offers customers standard and customized reports, order integrated bookings, online order administration, upstream milestone tracking, and order details and activity tracking that includes expected dates, quantities, shipment details, and container details.  The JAS OM includes online bookings tool with copy function, integration of order, booking, shipping, and receiving data, as well as the automation of documents, reducing manual processes.

To reduce errors and the need for reworking JAS uses EDI integrated Order Management, an integration of order, booking, shipping, and receiving data. This allows for the automation of documents and the re-use of data throughout process. Saving time, and generating more efficiency. This enables JAS customers to meet their customers expectations. Giving them expected dates management, expected quantity management, and quality control support processes.

Some additional benefits of JAS Order Management include identifying bottlenecks in the supply chain through visibility, communication, and reporting. All of which can help identify singular or repetitive issues that may be causing bottlenecks in the process. This visibility also lends to removing supply chain "black holes" making sure that there is no lack of visibility to any section of the supply chain process. Along with visibility, JAS Order Management also keeps logs of historical data in an organized and reportable fashion, providing empowerment to your company to make important decisions to resolve issues within your supply chain


Why choose JAS Order Management?
Being a global company, JAS has the presence available at origin to help you manage your orders directly with your suppliers. JAS is also able to levy the cost of advantages of consolidating your cargo into fewer containers through upstream visibility for better load planning. Additionally, with SKU level visiblity JAS OM allows you to manage your orders at the part level with seamless integration of order data in our web-based order and shipment tracker.

By
Jessica Motley
JAS Lands Safely at AIA Fort Worth
September 27, 2019

JAS is proud to have had the opportunity to participate in the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) Fall Supplier Management Council Meeting, hosted by Bell.  As a new  member to the AIA, this meeting allowed JAS to listen and learn from many experts in the field and to also contribute our knowledge as it relates to supply chain and logistics.

This meeting was a platform for various industry leaders to discuss issues that impact the aerospace and defense logistics networks and better understand the challenges that lay ahead for the industry.  The meeting covered topics ranging from cyber-security to vertical lift and on demand mobility.

This council meeting provided JAS the opportunity to continue our expansion into not only a key sector for us, but a growing and important fundamental tenet of the US economy. It was a pleasure to be part of this event in Fort Worth. JAS is investing heavily in this sector with dedicated personnel and tailored services to support ongoing global demand for reliable and dynamic supply chain partners.

John Brennan, Vice President - Aerospace, JAS Worldwide

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John Brennan
JAS Partners with Netflix
September 25, 2019

JAS Corporate Headquarters partnered with Netflix to film multiple episodes of upcoming production, Raising Dion. Many of you may be familiar with Executive Producer, Michael B. Jordan from Black Panther and/or the Creed movies. We were privileged to have the show’s original creator, Dennis Liu, onsite contributing to the action. It was an exciting five days having cast, crew, and multiple tractor-trailers on site.

We are happy to announce Raising Dion will be available on Netflix Friday, October 4, for any who have a subscription. The teaser, just released, features a brief shot inside JAS. Once the link is open, you may position your cursor at the bottom of the screen; at second-counter :24/1.42, to see a brief shot taken inside our World Wide Headquarters lobby.

​Remember to tune in Friday, October 4. Will be fun to look for JAS scenes throughout the series!

By
Margie Phillips
JAS Worldwide Sends Relief Goods to the Bahamas
September 6, 2019

In response to the damage caused by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas, JAS Worldwide provided support to and  operated 2 Charters on behalf of one of their VIP customers with relief goods to the Bahamas. The supply contained much needed items like medicine, food items, and water.

JAS Worldwide is proud to be able to offer support together with their business partners in the case of emergencies and for those that are in need during disastrous times. This is the value that the logistic and transportation industry can facilitate for others during times of crisis.

Such an operation wouldn't have been possible without the passionate and dedicated work of the people at JAS  who worked relentlessly and non-stop for two days to design a solution and to follow through with the operation.

"It is great to see how people come together so quickly and help others in need. This was only successful through teamwork. This are the moments where I am proud to be part of this organization and industry" says Dirk Ravensteiner, Senior Director Air Freight for JAS USA.

Thank you also to our customer for entrusting  JAS Worldwide for this dedicated operation.

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Dirk Ravensteiner & Mario Tenebruso
JAS Makes Splash at Mexico Aerospace Summit
August 19, 2019

JAS is proud to have had the opportunity to participate in the 2019 Mexico Aerospace Summit, held in Queretaro, Mexico. In 2004 Mexico had 100 U.S. and European Aerospace manufacturers, in 2017 that number had grown to 330 and is expected to reach 420 by the end of 2020. The aerospace industry is one of the largest industries manufacturing in Mexico today, proving to be a lucrative investment for the country.

Participants at the summit this year had the chance to delve into the specifics of how the aerospace industry in Mexico has grown so rapidly over the past few years. They were also offered the opportunity to visit aerospace manufacturing plants located in Queretaro, as well as a visit to the "Made in Mexico" aerospace products exhibition.  This summit also allowed participants to gain knowledge of the competitive advantages that aerospace manufacturers in Mexico receive, as well as participate in Business-to-business meetings with the leaders of  industry.

It was a real pleasure to join the JAS aerospace team in Mexico for the Queretaro aerospace summit. JAS is investing heavily in this sector with dedicated personnel and tailored services.

- Stefano Redditi, EVP Sales & Marketing, JAS Worldwide

The 2019 Mexico Aerospace Summit allowed for interaction with many experts in the aerospace industry, including product plant managers and OEM's. Those in attendance were also taught the details of aerospace intellectual property protection and BASA (U.S.-Mexico Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement). Which lead to greater insights into the business dynamics of the main aerospace product manufacturers.  

JAS works with a range of companies in the aerospace industry – from Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers, to OEMs (original equipment manufacturers), and MROs (maintenance, repair and overhaul) clients.  Beyond our freight forwarding services, JAS also offers Aircraft on Ground (AOG) services, out of gauge services, and engine transport solutions to the sector.  One driving feature of our aerospace success is our JAS technology solutions.  Our ability to put data to work for our aerospace customers so that they can make more intelligent decisions is not only allowing JAS to grow our current customer base, but attracting new clients for our customers. The success of our customers is our success.

JAS has built a worldwide network of Aerospace experts.  Our offices in Bangalore, Dallas, Hamburg, Los Angeles, Queretaro, Singapore, Seattle, Tianjin, and Toulouse bring knowledge specific to the aerospace supply chain to our clients.

Learn More About JAS Aerospace
By
Jessica Motley
JAS Mexico Welcomes New Aerospace Manager
August 23, 2019

JAS Mexico is excited to announce the hiring of new Aerospace Manager, Mr. Francisco Robles. Francisco joins the JAS team in Mexico City, reporting directly to JAS Mexico Managing Director, Claudio Testa. While also working in cooperation with the Mexico sales team, VP of Aerospace - John Brennan, and VP of Sales & Marketing LATAM - Manuele Mazzacurati to expand JAS reach further into the rapidly growing aerospace industry market in Mexico.

Francisco earned his degree in Marketing from ESCA Tepepan IPN. He has almost 20 years of experience in the freight forwarding industry internationally, having worked with and in several countries including the United States, Germany, Italy, and France. He is also familiar with Central America and has worked in offices in both Mexico and Costa Rica.

Throughout his career Francisco has worked closely with vertical markets such as Automotive, Pharmaceutical, Consumer Goods, High Technology, and Aerospace, the last of which he has 7 years of previous experience.  Francisco has broad experiences in his career, varying from customer service to business development and the specialized handling of helicopter transportation via air, ocean and truck, including support at ports, airports and customs offices.

At JAS people make the difference, and JAS is pleased to welcome Mr. Francisco Robles to the JAS family. We look forward to continuing to grow with him!

By
Claudio Testa
JAS Brazil Becomes AEO Certified
August 22, 2019

JAS Brazil is proud to announce that they have become certified as an AEO - Authorized Economic Operator.

Over the past couple of years countries in Latin America such as Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Dominican Republic, and Peru have started adopting higher level security standards to stay in alignment with the global trade industry's movement towards higher security for international commerce.  One way of implementing higher security standards is requiring exporters to be AEO certified. An AEO certified party is able to move goods in a way that has been approved of on or behalf of a national Customs administration as complying with World Customs Organization (WCO) Supply Chain Standards (or equivalent standards).

JAS is proud to be able to offer the highest levels of security to our customers. Congratulations to the JAS Brazil Team!

By
Jessica Motley
JAS in the Top 10 Ocean Exporters for Peru
August 16, 2019

By the end of 2015, when Mr. Delgado and Mr. Lozano took over the positions of Managing Director and Sales Manager of JAS Peru respectively, JAS Peru had decided to focus on developing the ocean export market, given the tremendous potential still unexplored. At that time JAS Peru was the 52nd forwarder in the market, with a total of 387 TEUS moved over the course of one year.

After 2 years of investing in building a strong export team, both in product and sales, and then over the course of 2018 the results of those efforts ended the year with more than 3,200 TEUS and placing JAS Peru as the 8th largest exporter in Peru.

The driver of this tremendous exponential growth has been the trade lane between Peru & Chile, and as of 2018 JAS Peru remained firmly the number 1 in the market.

2019 has started with the same trend and JAS Peru intends to end it with strong double digit growth. JAS Peru is working hard this year on the development of other destinations in the Americas with untapped potential to explore such as Colombia, Mexico and USA. JAS Peru's strong partnership with key carriers as well as the current position and strength in the market is allowing for growth at a steady pace. And with the addition of the great support from the JAS global network, JAS Peru is ready to continue to show that People Make The Difference!

By
Carlos Lozano
JAS Colombia Opens New Office
August 20, 2019

JAS Colombia is proud to announce the opening of their newest branch office in Barranquilla, located in the North Zone of beautiful Colombia.

​Barranquilla is a city full of logistics history, being the first port to open in Colombia in 1936. The city also represents a strategic central axis in the growth process of the country due to its close proximity to the ports of Cartagena and Santa Marta, making Barranquilla the natural export hub in the Caribbean.

The port of Barranquilla stands out for its efficient port infrastructure due to the interconnection it presents with the main fluvial ports of the country. JAS Colombia looks forward to leveraging the benefits of such an infrastructure for our customers, giving them the advantages they need to succeed. At JAS people make the difference and JAS Colombia is ready to continue that tradition with their newest branch in Barranquilla.

Congratulations to JAS Colombia. We invite you to get to know more about JAS Colombia and see how they can help you!

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Juan F. Montoya
JAS Americas Announces New VP Airfreight
August 14, 2019

​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!

By
Manuele Mazzacurati

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From 2001 until today, the automotive industry in Mexico has received more than 40,000 million dollars of Foreign Direct Investment, which represents an important driver in the economic activity of the country.

This sector has become strategic for the national economy and has gained a great reputation internationally, due to the fact that its exports contributed to the increase of foreign currency revenues in 2015 by 114,493.4 million dollars, almost 4.8 times the income from oil exports during the same period.

In concrete figures:

  • Mexico is the largest automobile producer in Latin America since 2014 and ranks seventh globally; by 2020 it is estimated to produce more than 5 million units per year and be the fifth producer worldwide.
  • Mexico is the 5th worldwide producer of auto parts and 1st in Latin America. 90% of the TOP 100 auto parts manufacturers in the world are installed in Mexico.
  • Of each 100 vehicles manufactured in Mexico, more than 80 units are exported, having trade with around more then 100 countries. Mexico is 1st light vehicle supplier of the USA.
  • 4th Worldwide producer of German Luxury Vehicles for 2020.
  • 2 of 5 top Producing Plants in North America (VW Puebla & Nissan Aguascalientes).
  • More than 30 Automotive Design Centers.
  • Mexico has 13 free trade agreements with 52 countries, exporting 79 billion in auto parts.

Its evolution has been such that, at the end of 2018, the automotive and auto parts sector represented approximately 3.7% of the national Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and 20.2% of the Mexican manufacturing GDP, according to information from the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI).

As comparative figures, in 2008, the sector contributed 2.1% of the national GDP and 12.7% of the manufacturing GDP.

Based on the above information and in order to achieve and go beyond the expectations of our customers in such a large industry in Mexico,  JAS Mexico has decided to name Ms Martha Jazmin Garcia as the new National Account Manager. Martha will be the main contact for the Automotive Industry in JAS Mexico. Martha, under Mr Jim Ryan who leads the JAS Automotive Industry globally, is responsible for the strategic creation and execution of solutions that can provide solutions and improvements to customers throughout all JAS Mexico offices.

Part of this strategy will include the JAS specialized portfolio services which will be made available at all operation desks at every branch in Mexico. Martha will be a main point of reference for other JAS personnel around the globe, being in charge of the development of business among automotive customers.

Martha Jazmin Garcia has been a professional in the Freight Forwarding Industry since 2006, when she started working as sales support, issuing quotations and dealing with customers that let her have her first contact in the area of sales; based on that experience and the rapid speed she excelled to the regional level of sales, she was promoted upward within the company through the sales department, but in China as a Mexican Help Desk associate where she was the main channel of communication with the Chinese market and her Mexican counterparts. After three years she returned to Mexico where she was enrolled as a Sales Executive in the Bajio Area, located in Queretaro, where she increased her contact with Automotive Customers. After that, she was promoted to a Sales Supervisor in the same region thanks to her hard work and determination, she was then promoted to Sales Manager in Puebla, where VW & Audi suppliers are steadily growing cargo operations.

Based on that experience and in-depth knowledge of the automotive industry and atmosphere, she was hired by JAS in 2018 as a Key Account Manager, attending to more than 20 users located in around 10 plants, between Queretaro, Guadalajara, Ramos Arizpe, Toluca, Durango, Monterrey, and Agua.

JAS is proud to have people like Martha with us making the difference for our customers! Please join us in congratulating her on this new position.

JAS Worldwide is proud to announce its participation in the 2019 Mexico Aerospace Summit taking place in Queretaro on August 14-15.

The Aerospace industry in Mexico is growing exponentially and JAS Mexico, along with a global effort on focusing on this vertical, is making this market a priority that will be upheld as such for years to come. All of the most important organizations in the aerospace industry will be participating in this event. JAS will also have the opportunity to schedule back to back meetings and plans visits with customers and potential prospects.

Our VP of Sales LATAM, Manuele Mazzacurati and the VP of Aerospace Vertical John Brennan will be joining this event together along with the Top Management in JAS Mexico.

Come to Queretaro and find us at Hall 64!

The annual JAS Worldwide Sales Team meeting took place between July 29th and August 2nd 2019 at the JAS Global Headquarters in Atlanta, GA.

The week-long meeting brought together the JAS Global CEO, the Executive Vice Presidents of Sales and Marketing, Strategic Development, and the VPs of sales from EMEA, APAC, Italy, the USA & Canada, and Latin America. Also attending were the Executive Vice Presidents from EMEA, APAC, the Americas, and Italy.

The gathering was centered around a series of workshops that are designed to aid each region with their sales plans for 2020. Participants are encouraged to work as a team on each plan, knowing that anything that is done in one region affects all other regions.

It is always a pleasure to spend time with our regional heads of sales. The workshop format adopted this year helped the team to produce original ideas on how to accelerate our growth even in a difficult market. I am proud of this team and am looking forward to the implementation of those ideas.

I would like to thank the JAS regional executive vice presidents for their participation as well as our global CEO, whose input is always invaluable

Stefano Redditi, EVP Sales and Marketing

The JAS Global HR Meeting, hosted by Aline Quirino, Vice President - Global Human Resources, took place May 27-31, 2019 at the JAS Worldwide Headquarters located in Atlanta, GA, USA. The meeting brought together the global HR heads from Asia Pacific (APAC), Europe, Africa & the Middle East (EMEA), and Latin America (LATAM) , along with HR heads from Italy and the United States.  With special JAS guests Tahira Fumo - Global CFO, Nan King - Counsel, Office of the General Counsel, Stefano Redditi - Executive Vice President Sales & Marketing, Linda Tallent - Executive Vice President IT, and Peter Hoegger - Vice President of Global Process Compliance.

The meeting centered around one main concept, to align individual goals with the JAS corporate strategy while promoting an atmosphere of ongoing communication between leaders and employees, and therefore allowing JAS to better care for customers. Spanning multiple topics, including an improved performance evaluation program, refined employee on-boarding and training, talent management and growth strategies, reviewing the Global HR mission, vision and value statements, discussing the biggest challenges faced in 2018, and evaluating what can be done better in 2019. Several other topics were discussed and evaluated to aid in engagement with company priorities and strategies, ensuring that Global HR has the key processes in place to enable the entire JAS team to be engaged and function at the highest possible standards.

JAS Global HR is making efforts to create an interactive environment that lends itself to open and continuously flowing feedback between employees and leaders.  This type of environment allows for the alignment of company goals at the individual level by clearly communicating the strategic business objectives across the entire company. Having clearly defined goals allows employees to better serve clients and achieve those goals. JAS Global HR also seeks to improve talent management and therefore employee life cycles within the company, giving customers longer relationships with familiar and loyal faces as well as strengthening the bond between company and employee. Having clearly defined goals, in addition to identifying, attracting, & retaining key talents within the company allow JAS to operate on a higher level, giving our customers the best experience possible, every-time.

At JAS people make the difference, and JAS Global HR are the supportive connectors to aid them!

To celebrate two decades of operations in the Colombian market, global CEO of JAS Worldwide, Marco Rebuffi, was in the country and sat down to speak with MAIL INTERNATIONAL on the business conditions of agencies in the cargo business and the future of logistics in the world.

What recommendations can you suggest?
One recommendation is to start replicating the good practices of the countries that already have efficiency in this industry, less bureaucracy, greater economic openings, investments in infrastructure and less barriers to foreign investment.

As for your own business, how do you define efficient logistics?
You can talk extensively about efficiency, but the fundamental best practices are presented in terms of moving cargo the best way possible and with the greatest economy from the supplier to the final customer. In addition to that, cost Logistics are essential because its weight percentage is high compared to the final price. We try to be integrator logistics specialists in how we perform. Finally, if each part of the chain is efficient, of course everything throughout  the process will be successful and will result in benefits to everyone.

Will the commercial conflict between China and the United States substantially modify World trade?
These commercial wars are going to be solved at some point is our wish as a global company. In the United States there are some tax rates like those of all countries, however, they are competitive and there are not so many barriers for players who want to have a portion of the import market. In China, however, the conditions are different, there are too many barriers, loads high tariffs, and unless you have direct presence with a logistics partner, doing business is difficult. I think that the governments are acting in a way that is suitable when sitting down and agreeing upon basic rules to get a compromise negotiated and China should agree to some competitive standards.

Do you attract projects like the so-called Silk Road?
For us it is important to be active and recognized in China. Our staff in China exceeds 700 people, we are a well-known company there and we operate with many diverse options of transport available for our clients distribution needs.

What does your company offer to clients that set you apart for the short and long term?
To compete in this market a series of indispensable elements is required. One is the price, ours are competitive, but beyond the traditional methods we have invested in a robust computer platform which is the way we generate value to our customers so that they can track their cargo, traceability, or measure the times of their operations. Although the fundamental thing that truly sets JAS apart is that our people make the difference, JAS staff are thoroughly trained to provide services to our clients according to the highest standards in the world.

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