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Supply Chain Management

Guide to sources for supply chain management research

Raw Materials Used

  1. Household Products Database
    Website: http://householdproducts.nlm.nih.gov/index.htm

    Brands of household products and their ingredients and provides health and safety information.
     
  2. How Products Are Made
    Website: http://www.madehow.com/

    Product manufacturing processes and the raw materials that go into them.
     
  3. Manufacturing & Distribution USA 
    Database (ASU access only): http://library.lib.asu.edu/record=b6153304 

    Rankings of leading companies. Data on materials consumed and information on the industry's inputs (supplier industries) and outputs (customer industries).

Prices & Price Indexes

  1. Commodity Markets
    Website
    World Bank "pink sheets" on commodity prices. 
     
  2. Commodity Price Forecasts
    Database (ASU access only): http://search.proquest.com.ezproxy1.lib.asu.edu/metaproducts/normal/abi/browse:publication?site=abicomplete
    Commodity prices and forecasts published by Oxford Economics. 
     
  3. Commodity Research Bureau - Market Data
    Website
     
  4. CNNMoney.com: Commodities
    Website
     
  5. CRB Commodity Yearbook
    Print serial with CD: HF1041 .C56 Hayden Journals (latest in Reference)

    also in ProQuest Statistical Insight
    Database (ASU access only)
    Production and prices of over 100 commodities traded on U.S. commodity exchanges. 
  6. Economagic.com: Bridge/CRB Data
    Website
    Archives extensive time series for a variety of Bridge/CRB commodity market indexes.
     
  7. Economist Intelligence Unit
    Database (ASU access only)

    Prices and 5-year forecasts for about 40 commodities updated monthly in the Global Forecasting Service.
     
  8. Global Economic Monitor (GEM) Commodities
    Website

    Monthly commodity prices and indexes collected by the World Bank since 1960.
     
  9. Global Wood
    Website

    Timber, lumber, pulp, and paper prices.
     
  10. MeasuringWorth.com: The Price of Gold
    Website: http://www.measuringworth.com/gold/

     
  11. Producer Price Index Commodity Data
    http://data.bls.gov/pdq/querytool.jsp?survey=wp

     
  12. Rare Earths: What are their prices?
    Website: http://www.lynascorp.com/Pages/what-are-their-prices.aspx
     
  13. Today in Energy: Prices
    Website: http://www.energy.gov/pricestrends/index.htm

    Prices for various energy products. For more detailed pricing for individual energy products, see the U.S. Energy Information Administration's price pages for specific products: Petroleum, Natural Gas, Electricity, and Coal.

Commodity Reports

  1. Agricultural Marketing Service: Market News
    Website: https://www.ams.usda.gov/market-news

    Reports the market news for agriculture commodities. Includes information on prices, volume, and other market data in both domestic and international markets.
     
  2. Commodity Flow Survey
    Website: http://www.bts.gov/publications/commodity_flow_survey/

    Collects data every five years on commodity shipments showing value, weight, type of transport and distance shipped for each commodity.
     
  3. INFOCOMM: Market Information in the Commodities Area
    Website: http://www.unctad.info/en/Infocomm/

    Compiles international information on agricultural, beverage, energy, and metal/mineral commodities markets and prices.
     
  4. U.S. Department of Energy: Prices and Trends
    Website: http://www.energy.gov/pricestrends/index.htm

    Presents links to price sources in the middle section of the screen, while sources for trend reports and data appear on the left and right sides of the screen.
     
  5. USGS Minerals Information: Commodity Statistics and Information
    Website: http://minerals.er.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/commodity/

    Provides access to the U.S. Geological Survey's information and reports on metal and mineral commodities.
     
  6. World Bank: Commodity Markets
    Website: http://go.worldbank.org/4ROCCIEQ50

    Brings together commodity price data, forecasts, and reports produced by the World Bank.

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