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Supply Chain Management

Guide to sources for supply chain management research

Transportation Infrastructure

MAPS - U.S.

  1. Airports of the United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands
    Website: http://www.nationalatlas.gov/mld/airprtx.html

    Click on the "Airports" link in the pink box on the right labeled "Map Maker Sample." The interactive map allows you to add more features to the map like city names by checking the boxes for the options you want under "Basic Maps" on the right.  Then click the blue "Redraw Map" button above it.

  2. Federal Railroad Administration GIS Application
    Website: http://fragis.frasafety.net/GISFRASafety/default.aspx

    Query the data using the options across the top left for County, Crossings, Places, or Zip Code. In the Results section down the left side, right click the query location you entered and select zoom or pan, as appropriate, to be taken to that spot on the map and view the infrastructure details shown. Includes highways, railroad lines, and waterways.

  3. Marine Highways Map
    http://www.marad.dot.gov/ships_shipping_landing_page/mhi_home/mhp_map/mhp_map.htm

  4. National Highway System
    Website: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/planning/nhs/

NATIONAL OVERVIEWS

  1. CIA World Factbook
    Website: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index.html

  2. Mergent Online
    Database (ASU access only): https://libguides.asu.edu/mergentonline

    Includes country profiles with a section on transportation. Access the reports through the Country Profiles drop-down selection menu on the lower right of the screen.

  3. State Transportation Statistics
    Website: http://www.bts.gov/publications/state_transportation_statistics/

    Compiles annual data on each U.S. state's infrastructure, safety, freight movement and passenger travel, vehicles, economy and finance, and energy and the environment. Use the annual reports rather than the map links for the most current data.

Shipping Services Directories

  1. Export.gov: Freight Forwarders
    Website: http://www.export.gov/index.asp

  2. Find a Motor Carrier (U.S.-based carriers)
    Website: http://www.inboundlogistics.com/cms/search-tool/trucking/

  3. Guide to Free Trade Zones and Ports
    Website: http://www.siteselection.com/directories/index.cfm?g=ftz

  4. Logistics Locator
    Website: http://www.logisticslocator.com/

  5. Logistics World: The Worldwide Directory of Transportation and Logistics
    Website: http://www.logisticsworld.com/

  6. Shipping.gr World Shipping Directory
    Website: http://www.ship.gr/

Shipping Costs

  1. Agricultural Transportation
    Website: http://www.ams.usda.gov/AMSv1.0/ams.fetchTemplateData.do?template=TemplateA&navID=AgriculturalTransportation&leftNav=AgriculturalTransportation&page=ATAgriculturalTransportationHome&acct=AMSPW

  2. Baltic Dry Index
    Website: http://www.dryships.com/pages/report.asp

    Features a daily market report for dry bulk shipping showing current prices compared to the past five years.

  3. Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update
    Website: http://www.eia.doe.gov/oog/info/gdu/gasdiesel.asp

  4. Global Shipping Costs
    Website: http://www.globalshippingcosts.com/

    Calculates average ocean, air, and ground freight costs between two points for a specified commodity.

  5. Logistics Management
    Website: http://www.logisticsmgmt.com/

    Provides articles, blogs and other material on transportation logistics and costs.  Includes regularly updated price trends for rail, water, air, and trucking. To find these use the site's topic index for price trends http://www.logisticsmgmt.com/topic/C38/.

  6. Ocean Rate Bulletin
    Online newsletter: http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS18161

    Tracks containerized agricultural shipments to some Asian and European markets. Shows the rate per container and market share for each carrier.

Export Guides

  1. Exporters' Encyclopaedia
    Print Serial: http://library.lib.asu.edu/record=b1881178~S3

    Provides updated exporting information on 220 world markets.  Information includes: trade regulations, key contacts, transportation, documentation, and marketing insights.

  2. Export/Import Procedures and Documentation (2002 ed.)
    E-book (ASU access only):  http://library.lib.asu.edu/record=b5217788~S3

  3. Export.gov
    Website: http://www.export.gov/index.asp

    Assists U.S. businesses with exporting by providing online information and training.

  4. International Trade Compliance Institute
    Website: http://www.tradecomplianceinstitute.org/index.php

    Brings together information on U.S., foreign-country, and multilateral trade laws and regulations and provides links to export market research sources.

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