Procurement & Logistics
Librarian: Jennifer Garrett
Finding Articles and Industry Reports
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.
IBISWorld provides a variety of industry reports by sector. Select specialized industry reports by keyword or occupational code searches such as transportation, procurement, logistics.
Journal List: You can also look for individual journal titles related to supply chain management topics such as manufacturing, 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.
Supply Chain Resource Cooperative (SCRC) Portal at NC State
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.
Regulatory Requirements for Businesses by Industry (Business.gov)