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Onvia Announced the Release of Onvia 7

Onvia Launches Next Generation Search Experience to Help Vendors Uncover Additional Government Contracting Opportunities Onvia 7 is a major upgrade to Onvia’s core platform and is immediately available to Onvia’s customer base of over 3,000 clients doing business in the public sector. Onvia 7 offers a next generation search experience to Onvia’s clients to help them discover more relevant business opportunities ... Read More »

‘Google My Businesses’ Launched

Google launched ‘Google My Business’, a one-stop way for merchants to manage their presence on a variety of the company’s properties including search, maps and Google+. Business owners who had been using Places for Business or Google+ will be transitioned to the new platform. There is also an Android app that can be used to manage business information and respond to customer ... Read More »

What Should be on Your Summer Sourcing Agenda? – Perhaps Look to Africa as a Potential Sourcing Destination

By Josh Green, CEO, Panjiva Panjiva recently conducted a survey to better understand the concerns, challenges, and opportunities on the minds of the global trade community. The responses were promising – most global trade professionals are optimistic about the year ahead.  In addition to optimism, a few other themes emerged – notably, concern about rising manufacturing costs and an interest in ... Read More »

February 2014 U.S. Trade Data: Faltering

The word from the Panjiva research team: February imports to the U.S. were down in February from January. This February showed levels of imports -6% below imports in February 2012. The numbers of these shipments coming into the U.S. changed -16% from January 2014 to February 2014. Previous years’ January to February changes: -2% in 2013, -20% in 2012, -15% ... Read More »

BIIA Member Panjiva in the News

Panjivas’s Josh Green Named a “Pro to Know” for Commitment to Supply Chain Transparency Josh Green, Co-founder and CEO of Panjiva was recently named a “Pro to Know” by Supply & Demand Chain Executive for his contributions in bringing transparency to the global supply chain. Supply & Demand Chain Executive recognized Josh and the entire Panjiva team for pushing the boundaries of how ... Read More »

Panjiva: US January Imports Up 9%

The word from the Panjiva research team: January imports to the U.S. were up in January from December.  This January also had levels of imports 9% above imports in January 2012.  The numbers of these shipments coming into the U.S. changed +7% from December 2013 to January 2014. Previous years’ December to January changes: -1% in 2013, +11.5% in 2012, ... Read More »

Panjiva: Supply Chain Wage Inflation Worries Buyers and Suppliers

Last Fall BIIA member Panjiva kicked off a new State of Trade Survey to Panjiva members.   These members are a cross section of people who use trade data:  buyers, sellers, and people who research or analyze trade in other capacities. BIIA has just received Panjiva’s report which has the aim of showing how individuals working in trade see how the world is ... Read More »

CRIF Acquires Turkish Receivables Management Company Recom

BIIA Member CRIF has acquired a majority share in Recom, a company operating in the receivables management and collection sectors in Turkey. Established by Selim Tezel, a senior executive in the finance sector, Recom is one of Turkey’s leading players in the market. Recom, whose main activity is professional receivables management, has been helping organizations manage their receivables more efficiently ... Read More »

The Financial Times Names Jack Ma of Alibaba as Person of the Year

The Financial Times (FT) has named Jack Ma, Chairman of the Alibaba Group, Person of the Year for stepping back from Alibaba to tackle one of China’s biggest problems, the looming environmental disaster.  Jack Ma declared in an interview, because of problems with water, air and food safety, it will be one area where he will invest his money and ... Read More »

Holiday Season: Elfs are In …

BIIA member Panjiva is happy to report that ‘Elf on the Shelf mania’ is, in fact, bigger than ever this holiday season. Shipments of Elf on the Shelf-related merchandise coming into U.S. ports have increased more than 3x August through October this year compared to the same period in 2012. This is the time when most shipments arrive at ports ... Read More »

Made-in-China.com Revenues up 21%

Focus Technology, the operator of Made-in-China.com, reported revenues of US$22 million, an increase of 21% over the same quarter in 2012.  Net income attributable to company shareholders grew 8.0% year-on-year in the quarter, amounting to US$6.0 million. The Nanjing-based company also reported its results for the nine months ended 30th September. Revenues in the period were US$63 million, which grew ... Read More »

Netsun’s Q3 2013 Revenues Up 20%

Zhejiang Netsun, reported revenues of US$6.7 million, up 20% over the same quarter last year.  Profit attributable to company shareholders for the quarter was US$1.4 million, down 4.8% year-on-year as a result of increased operating expenses. The Hangzhou-based online sourcing platform also released its results for the nine months ended 30th September. Revenues in the period were US$27 million, a ... Read More »

Thomas Industrial Network: White Paper on Manufacturer and Distributors Disconnect

Recently, Thomas commissioned a research study to help validate and provide a more detailed understanding of the problems and their impact on the manufacturer/distributor relationship. The study, conducted by a third-party research firm, confirmed that the product data disconnect runs deep and costs manufacturers and distributors tens of thousands of dollars every year in unnecessary labor expense.  Sales are lost when distributors don’t have the information they ... Read More »