Some companies protect their supply chain procedures as though they were trade secrets, making it difficult for students to find information about this aspect of a company's management process. As a result, you are unlikley to find a single comprehensive document that provides you with all the information you require to complete your assignment.
In order to assemble a comprehensive picture of a company's supply chain operation, you will need to do some old-fashioned sleuthing using a variety of sources. Be prepared: you will need to search through several online databases and read many articles, financial reports and other sources of information in order to find the data you need.
The Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) is the largest supply management association in the world as well as one of the most respected. ISM's mission is to lead the supply management profession through its standards of excellence, research, promotional activities, and education.
Supply Chain Digest is the industry's most valuable supply chain management and logistics publication. Supply Chain Digest is a weekly, on-line newsletter with lively information, news and commentary that summarizes and synthesizes important information for busy supply chain and logistics professionals.
iSuppli's team of market research analysts -- specialized industry experts -- monitor the status of the electronics value chain and continuously update a score of self-consistent databases that track electronics industry trends and performance. Analysts offer practical, tactical, and visionary market research analysis to facilitate real-time decision making.