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Supply chain and Value chain

Resources to help you undertake an internal analysis of a company’s value chain.

Articles

You can search newspapers and trade journals for mentions of a company's suppliers.

Go beyond just searching with the keywords -

  • suppliers or supply chain.
    Instead look for 
    mentions of: 
    - inventory control
    - delivery of goods - management
     
    business logistics 
  • Dig a little deeper with these terms:
    - new contracts
    - joint ventures 
    - partnerships 
    - distributors 

     
  • Use the databases listed. Look for:
    - announcements in press releases
    - wire stories about agreements

     

You'll probably find more information about large public companies that get massive amounts of media coverage than mid-sized companies. You'll likely find more about companies that manufacture consumer products than those that manufacture industrial products. For smaller companies, the research often requires far more digging as well as telephone research, which could involve talking to associations, experts, consultants, or some of a company's personnel.

Use these terms:

For articles on Supply Chain  in this database, try using any of the following headings. You can mix and match from each column to create a search that will return the most precise information for your needs.

Supply chain ABI keywords

 

For articles on Value Chain  in this database, try using any of the following headings. You can mix and match from each column to create a search that will return the most precise information for your needs.

Value chain ABI keywords

For articles on Supply Chain  in this database, try using any of the following headings. You can mix and match from each column to create a search that will return the most precise information for your needs.




For articles on Value Chain in this database, try using any of the following headings. You can mix and match from each column to create a search that will return the most precise information for your needs.


 


Use the Thesaurus (found on the Green Bar at the top of the page) to find appropriate headings for searching articles on Value Chain and Supply Chain. Then, mix and match the headings just like the charts provided for the other two databases.