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Procurement & Logistics

Librarian: Jennifer Garrett

Working Papers . Suppliers & Manufacturing . Procurement . Transportation . Trade . Commodities . Economic Forecasts

Finding Articles

 Business Source Complete is an article abstracts and fulltext database that provides searching across a number of scholarly and trade publications. Though not comprehensive, it is the indispensible starting place for finding both scholarly articles and industry pubilcations.

Journal List: You can also look for individual journal titles related to supply chain management topics such as logistics, transportation, procurement, etc., by using the Libraries' Journal List, e.g. Logistics Management

For publications and statistics beyond the scope of BSP and the journal list, review some of the government, institutional, and industry sources below.

 

Working Papers

Webpage Supply Chain Resource Cooperative (SCRC) Portal at NC State
http://scm.ncsu.edu

Webpage Harvard Business School Working Knowledge Collection, Operations
http://hbswk.hbs.edu/topics/operations.html

 

Manufacturing

In the past highly specialized print directories provided lists of manufacturers, wholesalers and suppliers. Today many online portals offer listings for similar kinds of information. One source that has been around since the print days and now has gone online is ThomasNet - their site provides two versions of their directory: U.S. and Global, and allows you search for suppliers and compare 2-5 companies side-by-side.

Webpage ThomasNet
http://www.thomasnet.com

Webpage ThomasGlobal
http://www.thomasglobal.com

Webpage Manufacturing.Net
http://www.manufacturing.net

Webpage National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)
http://www.nam.org/s_nam/index.asp

Webpage Operations & Fulfillment Magazine
http://opsandfulfillment.com

Webpage NTMA Manufacturing Suppliers Guide
http://manufacturingsuppliersguide.com/

 

Procurement

Webpage Center for Advanced Purchasing Studies (CAPS)
http://www.capsresearch.org

Webpage Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS)
http://www.cips.org

Webpage Institute for Supply Management (ISM)
http://www.ism.ws

Webpage National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO)
http://www.naspo.org

 

Transportation, Logistics

Webpage Regulatory Requirements for Businesses by Industry (Business.gov)
http://www.business.gov/industries/

Webpage American Society of Transportation & Logistics (ASTL)
http://www.astl.org/

Webpage Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP)
http://www.cscmp.org/

Webpage International Society of Logistics (SOLE)
http://www.sole.org/

Webpage Airlines for America, Economics & Analysis
http://www.airlines.org/Pages/m_Economics_Analysis.aspx

 

Trade, Importing & Exporting

Webpage Country and Product Trade Data (U.S. Census Bureau)
http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/statistics/country/index.html

Webpage International Trade Administration
http://www.trade.gov

Webpage U.S. International Trade Commission
http://www.usitc.gov

Webpage U.S. Customs and Border Protection
http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/trade/

Webpage World Trade Organization (WTO), Trade Topics
http://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/tratop_e.htm

Webpage UN Commodity Trade Statistics Database
http://comtrade.un.org/db/

Webpage Brookings Institute, Trade Topics
http://www.brookings.edu/topics/trade.aspx

Webpage Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Trade Portal
www.oecd.org/trade

 OECD iLibrary

 

Commodities, Futures, Options

Webpage Bloomberg Active Futures
http://www.bloomberg.com/markets/commodities/cfutures.html

Webpage Commodity Futures Trading Commission
http://www.cftc.gov

Webpage Commodity Charts and Quotes
http://www.tfc-charts.w2d.com/menu.html

Webpage Options Clearing Corporation
http://www.theocc.com

Webpage Opions Industry Council
http://www.optionseducation.org

Webpage USGS - Commodity Statistics and Information
http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/commodity

Webpage UN Commodity Trade Statistics Database
http://comtrade.un.org/db


Librarian Contact Information

  • Jennifer Garrett, Research Librarian for Management, Education and Social Sciences
  • 513-0536