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Researching Supply Chains: Along the Chain

Guide to approaches and secondary resources for researching supply chains


Research centers at universities and some consulting firms often publish papers and articles:


Supply Chain Management Theses (and other Publications from the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics)

White Papers

Many logistics and information technology firms often provide case studies or brief overviews of the capabilities or features of their products and services in the form of white papers. Here are some collections and sources:

Company Directories

ReferenceUSA, a database of 14 million private and public companies in the United States, searchable by corporate name, location, and industry. Entries provide links to parents and subsidiaries. (Rutgers-restricted Access) (Non-Rutgers users who are New Jersey residents can use ReferenceUSA via Jersey Clicks with a public library card.)

Other lists and online directories that cover the supply chain industry include:

Other online directories that cover the manufacturing sector include:

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