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Thinking Outside the "Box"

Thinking Outside the "Box": Teaching Supply Chain Research. This guide supports Chapter # in Teaching Business Information Literacy


Thinking Outside the Box Student Worksheet (Formats available: PDF, .docx)

Alternative resources for Supply Chain Research


Supply Chain Databases

Panjiva, a supply chain research database published by S&P Global Market Intelligence that provides macro and micro-level supply chain data.

Industry/Market Research Databases

D&B Hoovers (Freedonia Focus Reports available), research industries, search “corrugated box” to find industry profile for NAICS 2017 Code 322211 – Corrugated and Solid Fiber Box.

Marketline Advantage (industry report), search industry profiles for Global Paper and Paperboard Market.

S&P Global NetAdvantage, use the advance search function for Industry Surveys and specify industry as Paper Products (listed under materials) and specify category as Industry Overview. Locate the report on Paper and Paper Packaging by the contributor CFRA Equity Research.

Article Databases

ProQuest Central, use advanced search to filter on source type and select trade journal.


Questions? Comments?

Katharine V. Macy, MBA, MLIS
Collection Assessment Librarian 
Subject Liaison to Business & Economics
IUPUI University Library