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Panjiva Part 3: Connecting the Dots in the World of Global Sourcing

The following list of third-party data sources was graciously provided by Katelyn Henry of Version 2.0 Communications, Panjiva’s PR firm. The reason I requested and now publish this litany of information sources that Panjiva has connected to is because the normalization of the Customs data and “connecting the dots” are two of the most important aspects of transforming data into intelligence. In those regards, Panjiva has done an excellent job.

OPERATIONAL

  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security provides bill of lading information for all shipments that arrive in U.S. ports. www.dhs.gov
  • U.S. Census Bureau provides trade flow statistics. www.census.gov

CERTIFICATION

  • Ekobai.com is the world’s leading online business directory dedicated to responsible and sustainable suppliers globally. www.ekobai.com
  • MADE-BY aims to expand the market for clothing which is manufactured in a sustainable manner by helping fashion brands clean up their production processes. www.made-by.org
  • Social Accountability International (SAI) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving workplaces and communities by developing and implementing social responsibility standards and assisting brands, retailers and suppliers in meeting labor and human rights objectives.http://www.sa-intl.org/
  • Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to the certification of lawful, humane and ethical manufacturing throughout the world, based on 12 Production Principles focusing on compliance with local laws, workplace regulations, universal workers’ rights, the environment, customs rules and security.www.wrapcompliance.org

BLACKLIST

  • CUSTOMS Info provides the most comprehensive information on companies and individuals on Denied Party Lists (DPLs) maintained by US Government agencies.www.customsinfo.com
  • EDDI, Inc. is the most extensive database of known and suspected diverters, counterfeiters and their accomplices in the world, incorporating derogatory information on over 30,000 companies in the US and overseas. www.eddi-inc.com

FINANCIAL

  • D&B has delivered trusted business credit information for over 150 years.  www.dnb.com
  • DP Information Group (DP Info) is Singapore’s leading credit and business information bureau. www.dpgroup.com.sg
  • Experian Business Information Services partners with organizations to establish and strengthen customer relationships, enabling them to mitigate risk and improve profitability.www.experian.com
  • China Export & Credit Insurance Corporation (SINOSURE) With the most active and accurate information nationwide, SINOSURE’s database of Chinese companies contains business information on more than 6.5 million Chinese enterprises, and continues to expand at a rapid pace. www.sinosure.com.cn/sinosure/english/English.html

INSPECTION

  • Bureau Veritas is a world leader in conformity assessment and certification services. www.bureauveritas.com
  • TriVista is an independent provider of Supply Chain, Quality and Risk Management services for manufacturers, importers, and exporters of commercial, industrial and consumer products.  www.factoryaudits.com

CONTACT INFO

  • Jigsaw is a leading provider of business information and data services that uniquely leverages user-generated content contributed by its global business-to-business community of 1.2 million members. http://www.jigsaw.com

SUPPLIER PROVIDED

  • China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) established in 1952 is the largest institution for the promotion of foreign trade in China. www.bizchinanow.com
  • GoodFactories.com is the largest exclusively home furnishing manufacturers directory. www.goodfactories.com
  • Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) was established in 1966 as a statutory organization with a mission to create business opportunities for Hong Kong companies.www.hktdc.com
  • Messe Frankfurt is Germany’s leading trade fair organizer, with 450 million euros in sales and more than 1,700 active employees worldwide. www.messefrankfurt.com
  • Sourcing at MAGIC is the largest and most comprehensive fashion sourcing event in North America, representing over 700 exhibitors from more than 40 countries.www.magiconline.com/sourcing
The next article will look at Panjiva’s processes of normalization the U.S. Customs data.

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