OSCM 6931 - Blockchain: Industries

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Here you'll find a sampling of industry reports all about the 5 industries that your class will investigate for potential applications of blockchain technology.  We get industry reports via larger databases (ProQuest and Ebsco) from these publishers:  BMI, First Research, MarketLine, Plunkett.  We subscribe directly to the reports from Euromonitor International (the Passport database) and IBISWorld. 

The content of these publishers varies by:

  • Length and scope
  • Countries covered
  • Industries, sectors covered
  • Data, sources used
  • Documentation provided

Please consider all of these factors as you use the reports!  Please understand that there is no one-size-fits-all provider. 

For Passport and IBISWorld, I cannot create links directly to individual reports.  You will have to do the searching in these databases!  Here are a few quick tips:

 –  Passport:  Use the search menus!  Because this database includes content on so many countries, the search menus are very helpful.  To download reports, you must enter your full Marquette email address (fname.lname@marquette.edu).

 –  IBISWorld:  keyword searching usually works well, but sometimes using the menus is necessary.  Download the report in order to avoid scrolling right.

In addition, the IDC reports may be useful whenever there is a technology angle. 

 –  IDC:  use the Advanced Search for greater functionality; a link to it will appear when you click in the basic keyword searchbox.

About industry classification

Some of these reports are labeled with something called NAICS codes.  (That stands for North American Industry Classification System.)  These codes are a way of defining an industry or sector, and are sometimes also used to organize industry reports.  For more information, see the links below.

Consumer electronics

Be sure to use Passport, IBISWorld and Gartner also.

Here are tips for Passport:

  1. Use the Search Full Tree menu! 
  2. Look first under Industries ...
  3. Open the menu for Consumer Electronics, open sub-menus and make selections

Consumer packaged goods

Consumer packaged goods (CPG) can cover a lot!  Below are some examples of reports on soaps and other personal care products.

Both IBISWorld and Passport also have content for this sector. 

Here are tips for Passport:

  1. Use the Search Full Tree menu! 
  2. Look first under Industries ...
  3. Open the menu for Beauty and Personal Care, and make selections

Food

Note:  Passport has lots of material here! Be sure to use it.

Both IBISWorld and Passport also have content for this sector. 

Here are tips for Passport:

  1. Use the Search Full Tree menu! 
  2. Look first under Industries ...
  3. Open the menu for Health and Wellness
  4. Open the menu for Health and Wellness by Type, and make selections

Organic food:

Packaged food:

Sometimes also known as convenience food!  Basically, food that doesn't require further prep before eating ...

Both IBISWorld and Passport also have content for this sector. 

Here are tips for Passport:

  1. Use the Search Full Tree menu! 
  2. Look first under Industries ...
  3. Open the menu for Packaged Foods, make selections

Freight, transport industry

Both IBISWorld and Passport also have content for this sector. 

Here are tips for Passport:

  1. Use the Search Full Tree menu! 
  2. Look first under Economic and Consumer Topics ...
  3. Open the menu for Industrial (Entire Economy)
  4. Open the menu for Transport and Storage, open sub-menus and make selections

Manufacturing

This is really just focusing on heavy transportation equipment, not all of manufacturing!  And the aim is to look at B2B companies, companies that sell to other companies primarily, not to consumers.

Both IBISWorld and Passport also have content for this sector. 

Here are tips for Passport:

  1. Use the Search Full Tree menu! 
  2. Look first under Economic and Consumer Topics ...
  3. Open the menu for Industrial (entire economy)
  4. Open the menu for Transport Equipment, and make selections

Online retail

While "online retail" would seem the obvious way of describing this sector, be aware that there are others!  Have a look at the titles of some of the reports below; sometimes the language of industry/publishing lags behind popular usage.

Be sure to use IBISWorld and Gartner Group too!

Here are tips for Passport:

  1. Use the Search Full Tree menu! 
  2. Look first under Economic and Consumer Topics ...
  3. Open the menu for Digital Consumer
  4. Open the menu for Digital Purchases, and make selections