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Business & Management (RSM)

This guide gives an overview of recommended sources for business and management research


Technology and Operations Management

You can use ProQuest and Business Source Premier to search for market data, articles, contract announcements and related information on supply chains, logistics and major suppliers.  

To narrow down your results, limit your search by subject using keywords such as "supply chain management" or try filtering by industry (e.g.: automotive and "supply chain").  

Try using the following terms: logistics; purchasing; supply chain management; supply chain. 


Company announcements and supply-chain news are available via: 

Market research 

Passport (Euromonitor) provides global data and analysis on supply chain information such as warehousing, packaging, retailing, and transport companies and industries.

Company Filings and annual reports

Supplier and customer information for pubic companies might be available via their filings and annual reports. For example, the SEC requires companies to report customers that represent more than 10% of their revenues. 

  • ThomasNet -  freely available resource. 
    Comprehensive directory of U.S. and Canadian manufacturers, distributors and service providers. has now expanded to provide not only product and company information, but also online catalogs, computer-aided design (CAD) drawings, news, press releases and blogs. 
  • The European Supply Chain Forum (ESCF) - membership organisation, but provides free access to news. 

  • EUROSTAT - Transport - cover statistical data on transport of goods, as well as aggregated statistics on businesses, employment, infrastructure and equipment.