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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.

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.  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. 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: https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/cfs.html
    Collects data every five years on commodity shipments showing value, weight, type of transport and distance shipped for each commodity.                                                                                                                                                                                                           
  3. 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.
     
  4. 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.

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