The value of granular supply chain market intelligence to mainstream investors was made infinitely clear with this week's announcement that S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI) will acquire Panjiva, Inc. to enhance its prominent role in the world’s economy.
As Logistics Management readers know, Panjiva is among the leading providers of transparent and independent ratings, benchmarks, analytics and data to the capital and commodity markets worldwide.
Trade journalists and industry analysts alike placed a high value on this privately-held company that is designed to provide deep, differentiated, sector-relevant insights on global supply chains. It is also among those players capable of leveraging data science and technology to make sense of large, unstructured datasets.
The terms of the transaction, which is expected to close in the coming weeks, were not disclosed.
Josh Green, co-founder and CEO of Panjiva told LM In an interview that he sees an opportunity to take Panjiva’s Supply Chain Graph to the next level…especially when in comes to penetrating emerging markets.
“The supply chain can no longer be looked at independently, and the broader lens S&P Global Market Intelligence can offer to supply chain managers is increasingly important, especially when managing risk in volatile foreign markets.”
Panjiva provides clients with macro data covering 95% of global trade flows, as well as transactional data covering 35% of global trade flows. The company tracks supply data from retailers, exporters and shippers across a myriad industries and commodities.