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Corporate Social Responsibility: Supply Chain Practices

Supply Chain Practices of Specific Companies

To research supply chain practices of specific companies, try the following:

  1. 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.

    Or use the SEC's 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 text.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Ask to interview someone at the company.

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Laura Leavitt
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