Procurement & Logistics

Librarian: Shaun Bennett

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

Finding Articles and Industry Reports

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

IBISWorld provides a variety of industry reports by sector.  Select specialized industry reports by keyword or occupational code searches such as transportation, procurement, and logistics.

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

For publications and statistics beyond the scope of Business Source Complete and the Journal List, review some of the government, institutional, and industry sources below.

Working Papers

Supply Chain Resource Cooperative (SCRC) Portal at NC State

Harvard Business School Working Knowledge Collection - Operations


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 such source is ThomasNet, which allow you search for suppliers and compare 2-5 companies side-by-side.


National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)

Operations & Fulfillment Magazine

NTMA Manufacturing Suppliers Guide


Center for Advanced Purchasing Studies (CAPS)

Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS)

Institute for Supply Management (ISM)

National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO)

Procurement IQ (Library Database)

Transportation, Logistics

Regulatory Requirements for Businesses by Industry (

Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP)

International Society of Logistics (SOLE)

Airlines for America - Economics & Analysis

Trade, Importing & Exporting

Country and Product Trade Data (U.S. Census Bureau)

International Trade Administration

U.S. International Trade Commission

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

World Trade Organization (WTO) - Trade Topics

UN Commodity Trade Statistics Database

Brookings Institute - Trade Topics

Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) - Trade Portal

Commodities, Futures, & Options

Bloomberg Active Futures

Commodity Futures Trading Commission

Commodity Charts and Quotes

Options Clearing Corporation

Opions Industry Council

USGS - Commodity Statistics and Information

UN Commodity Trade Statistics Database