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The best resource available at USC for supplier information is Bloomberg. (See instructions to the right on.) FITA is another great source.
Federation of International Trade Associations (FITA)
Website covers multiple aspects of doing business with other countries, including legal structure, finance, trade statistics, barriers, and much more. The Selling & Buying link contains information on finding suppliers.
- Companies sometimes mention their supply chain practices in their annual reports or 10-Ks. Find a company's recent 10-K filing and search (Ctrl + F) for terms like supply chain, logistics, purchasing, etc. For help finding a company's filings, see the SEC Filings guide.
- Look for case studies or books on your company (link to Catalog).
- Search magazines, newspapers, and journals in the databases linked below.
Business Source Complete
Full text articles and abstracts for the most important scholarly business journals, dating back as far as 1886.
Access to global news and business information including the Wall Street Journal, as well as local newspapers, same-day newswires, company reports, and media programs. Not all content is available.
Access news, business, and legal sources. These include regional, national, and international newspapers, news wires, broadcast transcripts, non-English language news sources, magazines, trade journals, business publications, SEC filings, law reviews, statutory, administrative and case law.
Statistics and analysis of consumer products industries and service industries like travel and sports. Also covers consumer lifestyles as well as analysis of the economy, infrastructure, and business environment in over 200 countries.
Suppliers in Bloomberg
Bloomberg's Supply Chain module can be accessed by typing SPLC <GO> if you already have a company selected. If not you will first need to select a company by typing and then SPLC.
Supply Chain data includes customer, supplier, and competitive relationship to track a company's performance against peers. It can be viewed in chart or table form. See the Bloomberg Guide for more information on using the terminal.