Category: Supply Chain Transparency

Reuters, SinoScreen: Panjiva In The News

  • By Josh Green
  • · May 15, 2009
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Thought you’d be interested in some of the recent coverage of Panjiva’s March data, as well as our recent initiative with Sinosure.  Lots of good commentary including, for the first time, thoughtful criticism. Reuters: “On a basic level, the greatest threat companies on the watch list pose is that these factories could go out of […]

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Panjiva SinoScreen: Assess Risk in Your Chinese Supply Chain

  • By Josh Green
  • · April 29, 2009
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Earlier today, Panjiva announced an exclusive relationship with Sinosure, the leading provider of information on the financial health of Chinese companies.  Now we’re moving quickly to provide you with the tools necessary to assess the health of your Chinese supply chain. Specifically, I’m excited to tell you about Panjiva SinoScreen — a diagnostic tool that […]

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Sinosure and Panjiva: Providing Transparency (!) in China

  • By Josh Green
  • · April 29, 2009
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Over the last few years, I’ve heard many complaints about the lack of reliable information on companies around the world.  However, I’ve heard one complaint more than any other: “There just isn’t good information on the financial health of Chinese companies.” Today, I’m pleased to announce that Panjiva is tackling this problem head on, by […]

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Jason Busch: Alibaba 2.0

  • By Josh Green
  • · April 22, 2009
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Yes, I’m finally twittering:  http://twitter.com/panjiva And, as a consequence, I’ve become more concise.  So, in response to Jason Busch’s SpendMatters post on Alibaba’s shortcomings and what the future holds for buyer-supplier marketplaces, I’ll simply say, “Amen.” Check it out: http://www.spendmatters.com/index.cfm/2009/4/22/Alibaba–Is-China-Really-Still-the-Top-Supplier-to-Global-Buyers

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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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Reducing Supply Chain Risk – A Data Driven Approach

  • By Josh Green
  • · February 6, 2009
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These days, we’re receiving lots of questions about risk, how to identify it, and how to manage it. Over at Supply Chain Management Review, you’ll find some initial thoughts on how to use data to identify and manage risk.  Specifically, I explore the strengths and weaknesses of financial data, operational data, and on-the-ground intelligence.  Not […]

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The CIO and The Supply Chain

  • By Josh Green
  • · January 13, 2009
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Definitely worth checking out “A Look Ahead” by Sean Murphy, at Supply Chain Management Review.  Sean spoke with supply chain thought leaders and identified a handful of things to look for in 2009. It’s particularly interesting to read the bit about how CIO’s are getting more involved in supply chain management decisions, at least when […]

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The Panjiva Watch List & The Panjiva Pain Index

  • By Josh Green
  • · December 8, 2008
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To get a sense of the impact of the economic downturn on global suppliers, the Panjiva research team took a look at the shipment data that we track, clean, and analyze on a continual basis using our proprietary algorithms.  The data suggest that the economic downturn is decimating suppliers.  Consider what we found in the […]

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67,000 Factories

  • By Josh Green
  • · November 14, 2008
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Another article in the New York Times about factory closures in China.  According to government statistics, 67,000 Chinese factories closed in the first half of the year.  11,000 per month.  And that was BEFORE the global economic meltdown. It’s scary enough that all of these factories are closing.  It’s even scarier that these closures are […]

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Even More Melamine — And No Solution In Sight

  • By Josh Green
  • · November 3, 2008
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As David Barboza reported over the weekend in The New York Times, Chinese authorities are expanding their melamine investigation.  Melamine is the toxic chemical that should not be making its way into the food supply chain — but that nevertheless has been.  By now, some may be tuning out news about food (and product) safety […]

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