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Supply Chain Management - BUSI 114 - Rimple

Updated Spring 2020

Company Information

The company website will be a good starting point for general information. Look for links or terms like the following:

  • Investors / For Investors
  • Sustainability
  • Operations
  • Annual Reports (often found under the Investors information)

Library Databases

Data Sources

  1. CAPS Research
    Website: http://www.capsresearch.org/Research/Research.aspx

    Publishes SCM research studies including: Benchmarking Reports, Critical Issues Reports, Focus Studies, and Practix (cases). Requires free registration to access the reports.
     
  2. Freight Data and Statistics (U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics)
    Website: http://www.rita.dot.gov/bts/sites/rita.dot.gov.bts/files/subject_areas/freight_transportation/index.html

    Points to freight statistics, reports, and resources from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics and links out to resources from other agencies.
     
  3. Institute for Supply Management 
    Website: http://www.ism.ws/ISMReport/?navItemNumber=4892

    Issues the monthly ISM Report on Business which gathers data on new orders and backlogs, production, employment, deliveries, and inventories. Also puts out the JP Morgan Global PMI Report which tracks the PMI (Purchasing Manager Index). 
     
  4. Manufacturing & Trade Inventories & Sales Reports (U.S. Census Bureau)
    Website:   http://www.census.gov/mtis/

    Publishes data monthly on manufacturing, retail, and wholesale inventories and sales.

Supplier Directories

  1. Kompass
    Open Access Directory Website: http://us.kompass.com/b/business-directory

    Provides a worldwide directory of business and commercial companies in 60 countries with information on their products and services for businesses seeking suppliers or import/export sources.
     
  2. ThomasNet
    Open Access Website

    Covers industrial manufacturers, distributors, and service companies in the U.S. and Canada. Offers more depth of coverage for this geographic area than the global directories.