Category: Sourcing

Latin America, Here We Come

  • By Josh Green
  • · January 31, 2013
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We’ve been rather outspoken at Panjiva that manufacturing is gradually transitioning away from China. In addition to moving to other Asian countries, it will also be moving to Latin America. For North American buyers in particular, Latin America is a viable option: buyers can source closer to home, the logistics are simpler, and much of […]

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Q&A: GXS’ Nick Parnaby on Supplier Communications

  • By Josh Green
  • · December 21, 2011
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As part of Panjiva’s commitment to providing the best intelligence on all-things global trade, we’ve decided to enlist the insight of some of the world’s most forward thinkers on trade data, supplier management, overseas sourcing and related topics to share their insights. We recently had the pleasure of speaking with Nick Parnaby, VP of Supply […]

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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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Responding to Cost Increases In China / IndustryWeek

  • By Josh Green
  • · November 24, 2008
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Over at IndustryWeek, you’ll find Panjiva’s thoughts about how to respond to price increases in China. Given all the trouble that Chinese factories are having, are price increases really still a problem?  So far, yes.  Declining demand is leading to factory closures (see previous post), NOT downward pressure on wages. Our IndustryWeek piece evaluates three […]

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Are Your Factories on the Brink of Folding?

  • By Josh Green
  • · October 31, 2008
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I’m hearing a lot of anxiety from our customers about the possibility that their factories might fold. This anxiety is justified. The economic slowdown is causing lots of buyers to reduce and delay orders. For suppliers with high fixed costs, this behavior could prove fatal. How do you find out if your supplier falls into […]

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Sourcing During Uncertain Times

  • By Josh Green
  • · October 15, 2008
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The past week has been an historic one in the financial markets, and this morning’s retail sales results are just a reminder that we’re not out of the woods yet – and probably won’t be any time soon. The Federal Reserve warns that we face “one of the most challenging economic and policy environments in […]

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The Great Squeeze

  • By Josh Green
  • · October 10, 2008
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More bad news for those who are in the business of selling to consumers: September Retail Sales Reflect the Slowdown.  Unfortunately, declining consumer spending is just one of the three alarming trends that, together, constitute “The Great Squeeze.”  What’s The Great Squeeze, and how can you survive it?  Here are our thoughts… One of our […]

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Separated at Birth: China’s Manufacturing Crisis and America’s Financial Crisis

  • By Josh Green
  • · October 6, 2008
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Yet another product safety scandal in China.  This time, it’s melamine.  Not surprisingly, many are claiming that there is something unique to Chinese business practices that is the cause of China’s many product safety scandals.  Bee Wilson, in Tuesday’s New York Times, goes a long way toward debunking this notion by pointing out that product […]

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