GM: Shipments Down Further In February; Off 42% Versus Year Ago

  • By Josh Green
  • · March 30, 2009
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After the announcement that Rick Wagoner is being forced out, the Panjiva team decided to take another look at shipments to GM from their global suppliers.  About 10 days ago, we described the drop in shipments to GM from September of 2007 to January of 2009.  It turns out, from January to February of this […]

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Big Three Hit The Brakes

  • By Josh Green
  • · March 20, 2009
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Today, the Wall Street Journal announced that the domestic auto suppliers are getting help.  The Panjiva research team is looking into these domestic auto suppliers.  In the meantime, take a look at the data on the Big Three’s relationships with their overseas suppliers.  Indeed, shipments from overseas suppliers to the Big Three have dropped precipitously: […]

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America’s Most Dangerous Export?

  • By Josh Green
  • · March 13, 2009
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Remember when American officials were worried about the safety of Chinese exports?  How quickly the tables have turned.  Chinese premier Wen Jiabao is “worried” about the “safety” of America’s most dangerous export: U.S. Treasury bonds. Five months ago, I wrote about the parallels between China’s product safety crisis and America’s financial crisis.  Today, there’s not […]

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1 in 3 Buyers Working With Troubled Manufacturers

  • By Josh Green
  • · March 11, 2009
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Last month, we released data that highlighted the impact of the economic downturn on manufacturers around the world.  This month the Panjiva research team focused on U.S. buyers, in order to get a sense of how many are exposed to significant risk by virtue of doing business with troubled manufacturers. Specifically, we focused on the […]

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World Bank: Global Economy Will Shrink in 09

  • By Josh Green
  • · March 8, 2009
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Pessimistic, if not terribly surprising, 2009 predictions from the World Bank: Global economy will shrink for first time since World War II Global trade will shrink for the first time since 1982 If 2009 turns out the way that the World Bank predicts, it will be the year which illustrates both the success and failure […]

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IBM on Supply Chain Issues

  • By Josh Green
  • · March 4, 2009
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Thanks to Cody for flagging this item from Supply Chain Digest.  IBM has released a report on the issues that supply chain executives are most worried about.  At the top of the list: supply chain visibility.  Second on the list: supply chain risk. Apparently, this is consistent with what the team at Supply Chain Digest […]

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