Category: Supply Chain Risk

Panjiva in the News: July Trade Data

  • By Josh Green
  • · August 14, 2009
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Earlier this week, Panjiva released data showing that the number of global manufacturers serving the U.S. market increased 7% from June to July.  Here’s a sampling of the press coverage of Panjiva’s latest analysis: The New York Times: “In July, the number of overseas manufacturers sending shipments to the United States increased by 7 percent, […]

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July Trade Data: Reason for Optimism

  • By Josh Green
  • · August 11, 2009
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The word from Panjiva’s research team: there was a significant uptick in trade activity during July.  Specifically, from June to July, there was a 7% increase in the number of global manufacturers shipping to the U.S. market. Further reason for optimism: The percentage of significant manufacturers on the Panjiva Watch List declined slightly to 29%. […]

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Inconvenient Sourcing Truths

  • By Josh Green
  • · August 6, 2009
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This weekend, word spread that a major African supplier to Gap and Levi is suspected of harming people and the environment.  According to a report in London’s Sunday Times, the Lesotho facility of Taiwan-based supplier Nien Hsing is dumping harmful chemicals into a river that serves as a source of drinking water.  It appears that […]

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June Trade Data: Treading Water

  • By Josh Green
  • · July 13, 2009
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The word from Panjiva’s research team: June trade data looked a lot like May trade data.  Specifically, between May and June, there was a 1% decline in the number of global manufacturers shipping to the U.S. market. Similarly, the Panjiva Watch List numbers were unchanged: The percentage of significant manufacturers on the Panjiva Watch List […]

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Lear: A Post Mortem

  • By Josh Green
  • · July 7, 2009
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Earlier today, Lear Corp., a major supplier to the auto industry, filed for bankruptcy protection.  Lear has a global supply chain, so the Panjiva research team took a look at its shipment history to see if there were tell-tale signs of the company’s demise.  See below.  Major drop-off in January, and it moved onto the […]

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New Information on Panjiva

  • By Josh Green
  • · June 29, 2009
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Today, I’m excited to announce that we’re working with three new affiliates to integrate additional information into Panjiva Search.  Please join me in welcoming these affiliates, who are making it even easier to find the supplier that’s right for you (and avoid the suppliers that are wrong for you)… deKieffer & Horgan – Red Flag […]

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Panjiva in Harvard Business Review

  • By Josh Green
  • · June 25, 2009
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Panjiva’s contribution to this month’s Harvard Business Review: “Just How Healthy Is Your Global Partner?” “Multinational corporations and their manufacturing partners in emerging markets need to rethink how they manage their relationships with each other in light of the global downturn.” http://hbr.harvardbusiness.org/2009/07/just-how-healthy-is-your-global-partner/ar/1

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Panjiva in the News: May Trade Data

  • By Josh Green
  • · June 19, 2009
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Earlier this week, Panjiva released data showing that the number of global manufacturers serving the U.S. market increased for a third month in a row.  This three-in-a-row increase is the first we’ve seen since we began tracking this metric in July 2007 — certainly an encouraging sign.  However, in an absolute sense, we’re still seeing […]

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May Trade Data: More Good News

  • By Josh Green
  • · June 16, 2009
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The word from Panjiva’s research team: for the third straight month, there was an uptick (2%) in the number of global manufacturers shipping to the U.S. market.  Notably, this is the first time we’ve seen three monthly increases in a row since we began tracking this metric in July of 2007. Some additional good news: […]

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ReadWriteWeb: Panjiva Serves Up Vital Data…

  • By Josh Green
  • · June 5, 2009
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Thoughtful write-up of Panjiva on one of my favorite tech blogs, ReadWriteWeb: “With the state of the economy, news orgs like BusinessWeek and The Wall Street Journal have turned to it [Panjiva] as a bellwether for the health of global trade.” Read the rest… 

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