Panjiva’s aim is to help making sourcing overseas faster, easier and more secure. This week, the New York Times published a piece on how Panjiva client Superb Packaging is saving time and money by using Panjiva to pre-qualify companies it wants to do business with. Read the full article at NYTimes.com: A Higher-Tech Way to Find Overseas Suppliers.
Are you a data head? Then join us at the O’Reilly Strata Conference in sunny Santa Clara, CA. Panjiva CEO Josh Green will be presenting on the potential of Big Data in his session, Mo’ Data, Mo’ Problems, on Feb. 29th at 10:40 a.m. PT in Mission City B4.
Josh’s session will address the challenges executives face when using data to make critical business decisions, referencing some of the initial mistakes Josh himself made when he first encountered Big Data. Through critical evaluation and effective prioritization, Josh will demonstrate how solutions to real-world problems can be found in Big Data.
He is particularly excited to share his insight on Big Data’s ability to drive and reshape businesses and organizations (when used correctly) and to collaborate with other professionals to develop a better understanding for what the future of data technology means on both individual and corporate levels.
Along with Josh, Strata will be hosting practitioners, researchers, IT leaders and entrepreneurs from startups to Fortune 500 companies in all industries. The one thing that everyone at Strata is sure to have in common? A passion for all things data. The three-day conference will consist of interactive training, new product and demo trials, endless opportunities to chat with industry influencers, and comprehensive information sessions.
To learn more about the conference and to register, visit http://strataconf.com/strata2012. If you’re attending and have specific topics that you would like to talk about with Josh during the show, please email him at email@example.com. He’d love to hear from you.
The word from the Panjiva research team: trade activity experienced a significant increase from December to January. Specifically, the number of waterborne shipments coming into the U.S. experienced a 12% month-over-month increase from December to January. In years past, we typically saw declines from December to January (-3% from December ‘07 to January ‘08, -2% from December ‘08 to January ‘09, and -3% from December ‘09 to January ‘10). However, last year, for the first time, we saw a significant increase (17%) from December to January.
The number of global manufacturers shipping to the U.S. went up 3% from December to January. December-to-January changes in previous years: +6% from December 2010 to January 2011, -5% from December 2009 to January 2010, -6% from December 2008 to January 2009, and -4% from December 2007 to January 2008.
- The percentage of significant manufacturers on the Panjiva Watch List declined slightly from 20% to 19%.
- The percentage of significant buyers having done business with a Panjiva Watch List supplier in the preceding three months also decreased slightly from 27% to 26%.
- Manufacturers that have suffered a 50% or greater decline in volume shipped to American customers in the most recent three month period, versus the same period a year ago, are on the Panjiva Watch List.
- “Significant manufacturers” are companies that have sent 10 or more shipments to American customers within the last year. As of the end of January, there were 95,054 significant manufacturers.
- “Significant buyers” are U.S. companies that have received 10 or more shipments from overseas manufacturers within the last year. As of the end of January, there were 81,409 significant buyers.