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NeoGrid Partners with Nielsen in LatAm Supply Chain Partnership

Software and services provider NeoGrid has partnered with Nielsen to launch two new products for the Latin American supply chain market.  NeoGrid provides supply chain management (SCM) solutions, to help manufacturers and retailers balance inventory and minimize out-of-stocks. The partnership combines Nielsen’s expertise in consumer data analysis with NeoGrid’s SCM to develop two solutions: ‘Supply Chain Insights’ and ‘Supply Chain ... Read More »

Supply Chain Risks: Lack of Full Visibility

Nearly a quarter of respondents to a survey claimed their organization had suffered losses of at least €1m ($1.25m) during the previous 12 months (up from 15 percent last year) as a result of supply chain disruptions, according to a report from the Business Continuity Institute. Slightly more than 13 percent suffered a one-time disruption that cost in excess of ... Read More »

BIIA Welcomes WelinkData as a Full Member

WelinkData has built China’s largest supply chain data network because we has the world’s leading supply chain collaboration and B2B software. Through the efficient data collection, data exchange, data processing and data analysis, to help tens of thousands of enterprise realize the demand driven supply chain. The customers include a large number of CPG, high-tech electronic appliances, retail, automotive, telecommunications, ... Read More »

Bank Payment Obligations & Friends have a Stranglehold on the LC and will soon finally lay it to rest….

Alas poor Letter of Credit!  I knew him well, Reader: a fellow of infinite costliness and complexity, but most excellent utility in enabling trade betwixt strangers. How so the demise of the LC?  He doth bestride the narrow world like a Colossus, and all petty alternatives walk under his huge legs and peep about. BIIA’s contributing editor Ron Wells writes about ... Read More »

Dun & Bradstreet Launches Supplier Risk Manager™ 2.0

Second-generation software solution will help businesses mitigate financial and operational risk across supply chains Dun & Bradstreet (NYSE:DNB) announced the launch of D&B Supplier Risk Manager 2.0, a second-generation software solution to help businesses mitigate financial and operational instability, analyze risk and monitor distribution resources to maintain sustainability across supply chains. Leveraging D&B’s proprietary database of more than 235 million businesses worldwide, ... 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 »

Purchasing & Supply Management Salaries on the Up

A new report reveals that the average purchasing salary has increased by 18% over last year. This data and more can be found in the Purchasing & Supply Management Salaries in 2014 Report, published by the Next Level Purchasing Association (NLPA), which provides purchasers insight into the compensation of their peers throughout the world and delves deeply into salary statistics, ... 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 »

Arvato Strengthens Growth Platform eCommerce Through Acquisition of Netrada Group

International service provider Arvato acquires major parts of Hanover-based Netrada Group and combines both companies’ eCommerce businesses.  The merger turns Arvato into one of Europe’s leading service providers for integrated eCommerce services.  The combined business activities will jointly generate a turnover of over EUR 300 million; the joint number of employees will increase to over 3,000. The transaction is as ... 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 »

Supply Chain Risk: Collaboration between LexisNexis and Corbus

Corbus is collaborating with LexisNexis to offer two LexisNexis® products that help companies mitigate supply-chain risks more effectively and efficiently. This collaboration leverages the strengths of these two Dayton-based companies, delivering supply market risk monitoring and intelligence to increase the value of outsourced procurement operations. One of the products, Lexis® Diligence, helps clients gain better intelligence when evaluating potential or existing ... Read More »

D&B Sweden in Partnership with Syncron

Bisnode subsidiary Dun & Bradstreet Sweden has signed a partnership agreement with Syncron, enabling secured business intelligence data based on the global ID system for company identification, built on DUNS®Numbers. By integrating D&B Insight with daily quality data for BI, Syncron customers get integrated access to the global ID-System built on DUNS®Numbers.  Giving Syncron users an advantage to daily secure ... Read More »