To research supply chain practices of specific companies, try the
- Go to SEC EDGAR
and search by company name. Select your company from the results list
and then find its 10-K (annual report) in the list of filings. Click on
the "documents" button and then click on the .htm or .txt file for the
complete 10-K (look under the Type column for 10-K, usually at the top
of the list). This will retrieve the entire 10-K or annual report. Use
your browser's "find" command to search for the terms supply chain,
logistics, purchasing, or transportation within the text.
Full Text search option (use the advanced search) and search by
company name and such terms as supply chain, logistics, purchasing, or
transportation. Limit the search by Form Type to 10-K. Select the 10-K
from the list, then use your browser's "find" command to search for the
terms supply chain, logistics, purchasing, or transportation within the
- Go to Business Databases
and search for articles in magazines, newspapers, and journals written
about your company's supply chain practices. Try search the databases:
ABI/Inform, Business Source Complete, LexisNexis Academic, and Factiva.
- Try to find a case study on your company such as those from Harvard
Business School. Case studies are only $6.95. NOTE: The MSU
Libraries does not subscribe to the Harvard Business School Cases and
does not collect them in the Business Library.
- Ask to
interview someone at the company.