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Researching Supply Chains

Guide to approaches and secondary resources for researching supply chains

Business Press

Begin searching for articles in journals, periodicals, and the business press using these databases:

Business Source Premier. Searchable abstracts of articles selected from several thousand periodicals and journals. Between 70-80 percent of the items also include full text. (Rutgers-restricted access)

Keep in mind the many terms, phrases, and concepts associated with this field e.g. contracting out, delivery, demand chain, disruptions, distribution, freight forwarding, insurance, inventory management, just-in-time systems, logistics, management information systems, manufacturing, marketing channels, materials handling, outsourcing, operations management, procurement, production, purchasing, quality control, railroads, risk management, security, shipping, sourcing, suppliers, supply chain, transportation, trucking, warehousing, and waste minimization.

Factiva (formerly Dow Jones Interactive). Searchable full text of many business periodicals and regional newspapers; international in scope. Beginning dates of coverage vary considerably according to source. (Rutgers-restricted access)

International Abstracts in Operations Research is the literature search and discovery tool for operations research, supply chain, and management science research. Click on the DOI links to see if the full-text is available. (Rutgers-restricted access)

TRID: the TRIS and ITRD Database covers all modes and disciplines of transportation and contains more than a million records of published research.


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