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

WebpageSupply Chain Resource Cooperative (SCRC) Portal at NC State

WebpageHarvard 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 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.




WebpageNational Association of Manufacturers (NAM)

WebpageOperations & Fulfillment Magazine

WebpageNTMA Manufacturing Suppliers Guide



WebpageCenter for Advanced Purchasing Studies (CAPS)

WebpageChartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS)

WebpageInstitute for Supply Management (ISM)

WebpageNational Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO)


Transportation, Logistics

WebpageRegulatory Requirements for Businesses by Industry (

Webpage American Society of Transportation & Logistics (ASTL)

WebpageCouncil of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP)

WebpageInternational Society of Logistics (SOLE)

WebpageAirlines for America, Economics & Analysis


Trade, Importing & Exporting

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

WebpageInternational Trade Administration

WebpageU.S. International Trade Commission

WebpageU.S. Customs and Border Protection

WebpageWorld Trade Organization (WTO), Trade Topics

WebpageUN Commodity Trade Statistics Database

WebpageBrookings Institute, Trade Topics

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

 OECD iLibrary


Commodities, Futures, Options

WebpageBloomberg Active Futures

WebpageCommodity Futures Trading Commission

WebpageCommodity Charts and Quotes

WebpageOptions Clearing Corporation

WebpageOpions Industry Council

WebpageUSGS - Commodity Statistics and Information

WebpageUN Commodity Trade Statistics Database