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The Surprising Things That Trade Data Can Reveal

  • By admin
  • · September 17, 2014
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Here at Panjiva, we pride ourselves on our comprehensive database that serves as a valuable information source for those with a stake in global trade. In addition to the business value Panjiva offers, as data geeks, we are also often captivated by the cool data findings and trends our technology uncovers. For instance, this week […]

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Josh Green Named A “Pro to Know” for Commitment to Supply Chain Transparency

  • By michael
  • · February 24, 2014
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We’re excited to announce that our fearless leader, co-founder and CEO Josh Green, was recently named a “Pro to Know” by Supply & Demand Chain Executive for his contributions in bringing transparency to the global supply chain. The Pros to Know Award recognizes supply chain executives along with manufacturing and non-manufacturing enterprises who are leading […]

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Greece’s austerity experiment doesn’t apply to weapons?

  • By admin
  • · May 17, 2012
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Greece may be mired in economic depression, but that hasn’t slowed the country’s arms and ammunition imports. Panjiva’s data shows that Greece imported over $40 million of arms and ammunition from the U.S. in February 2012. Further, in Q1 2012 the country imported 3.6% more than the same period last year. So far it seems […]

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Quality Control, Safety, and Sourcing Overseas

  • By michael
  • · March 26, 2012
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This weekend the New York Times published a story about the ongoing criminal trial over the 2008 crane collapse in NYC that killed two people.   In brief, the crane owner, New York Crane and Equipment Corporation, needed a critical part manufactured to repair the crane and the owner found quotes from US-based companies to be too expensive; he […]

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August Trade Data: Global Economy Holding Steady

  • By Josh Green
  • · September 9, 2009
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The word from Panjiva’s research team: global trade activity held steady in August.  Specifically, from July to August, there was a 1% increase in the number of global manufacturers shipping to the U.S. market. Reasons for optimism: This year’s July-to-August increase compares favorably to numbers from 2008 (1% decrease) and 2007 (1% decrease) The percentage […]

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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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Cool Search Engines / Most Promising Startups

  • By Josh Green
  • · June 30, 2009
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Earlier today, WIRED featured Panjiva in an article on “Cool Search Engines That Are Not Google.”  Also, BusinessWeek is now featuring Panjiva as one of “America’s Most Promising Startups” as well as on their “Next” innovation blog.  Thought I’d pass along… WIRED: “Panjiva tracks overseas factories and their U.S. customers by indexing publicly available customs […]

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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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