Operations Management deals with the design and management of products, processes, services and supply chains. It considers the acquisition, development, and utilization of resources that firms need to deliver the goods and services their clients want.--MIT Sloan School of Management (http://mitsloan.mit.edu/omg/om-definition.php)
Researching a company’s supply chain procedure is not as easy as finding other company information about a company so do not expect to find one document that will lay out the information you need. In order to piece together a company’s supply chain operation be prepared to look through articles, industry reports and financial data to get the big picture view of these operations.
This guide includes resources for doing research in Operations and Supply Chain Management classes, especially OPMT 310, OPMT 480 and OPMT 600
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Country Profiles and Economics - The reports from the resources on this list feature information about the cultural, social and economic conditions of a country along with the business climate. When looking at other countries it is important to assess these other aspects in order to get a more comprehensive view of that country.
Company and Industry profiles and financials - Reports in this guide provide more detailed information about current company and industry conditions including detailed financial information
Finding Technology articles and reports - While there will be excellent technology articles in business article databases, there are other databases that cover more of the technology publications which will analyze your topic from that perspective and complement what you find in the business articles.
Finding Business articles - These are full text business article databases that contain scholarly and current news events regarding company and industry information.
Refworks - RefWorks is a tool that will help you organize your articles and reports and to create bibliographies very quickly.
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