OSCM 4130 - Supply Chain Strategy and Practice: Home

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About this guide

This guide was written for Dr. Mark Barratt's spring 2018 section of OSCM 4130.  The guide has 3 pages:

  1. Home page:
       –  Finding news articles about your company
       –  Finding financial and analyst information
  2. SWOT reports
  3. Industry profiles

Off campus access methods (authentication)

Brief description of 3 authentication methods:

  1. New Library Login (OpenAthens):  Many library resources use this method for logging in; requires no setup. When prompted, select "Marquette University Libraries (AZURE)" and then sign in using your Marquette email/password.  
  2. Library Login (legacy version):  This method is quick and requires no setup.  Just login before clicking on library database links or when prompted to do so. A few library databases will not work with it. 
  3. VPN (virtual private network): The VPN requires you to download an app onto both your cell phone and your computer. A few library databases require it for off-campus access. Outline of the steps required for the VPN:
    • Register for Duo Mobile if you haven't already (see "detailed VPN instructions" linked just below).
    • Download Duo Mobile app onto your cell phone. Allow push notifications for it.
    • Download GlobalProtect app onto your computer. Complete GlobalProtect setup on your computer.
    • Find detailed VPN instructions from ITS here.

Finding trade and news articles

Article databases:

Specific titles to look for:

Not a comprehensive listing by any means, but these are some titles that should be useful.

Finding financial and analyst information

Two major resources ... Notes about how and why they're useful below.

Refinitiv Workspace:  this database contains the largest collection of sell-side analyst reports -- the After Market Research module (aka AMR or Investext).  It also contains market research reports from publishers such as MarketLine and more.  Good international coverage.  Beware the download limitations!
   ➤  Instructions on searching in AMR and how to make the most of your download allowance

Mergent Online:  this database is aimed at the academic world.  But it has one feature that is unique (unless you have access to FactSet!):  the Supply Chain reports.  Available now for US and international companies, these provide a 360º view of a company:  culling information from SEC/disclosure filings, trade literature and other sources, it provides a view of a company's competitors, suppliers, customers, its place within its industry, and more.