Before our in person session, pull up the following document. Make a copy of the document so that you will have your own copy to take notes on.
Below are the recommended databases that we will explore in this session:
Use Company Information tab found on the top to get such information as whether the company is public, subsidiaries, products, executives, NAICS and SIC codes.
A company report provides comprehensive and in-depth coverage of a company.
Nexis Uni (formerly LexisNexis): select Create a Company List, and use NAICS code.
Standard and Poor's Capital IQ (formerly NetAdvantage): in a company overview, use Quick Comp for peer companies OR click Primary Industry Classification to locate more companies in that field.
10-Ks and Annual Reports to Shareholders: look for terms such as supply chain, logistics, purchasing, or transportation within the text.
IBISWorld: look for the Supply Chain, which is part of the section called "About the Industry".
provides access to S&P Industry Surveys, which provides in-depth, independent research on industries and sub-industries. Industry Surveys are written by team of respected equity analysts for clients to get up to speed on an industry's profile, trends, key ratios and statistics, and how the industry operates. The reports also explain how to analyze a company within that space.
provides industry and market reports for 700 industries at the 5-digit level. Each report consists of 30 to 40 pages of key statistics and analysis on market characteristics, operating conditions, current and forecast performance, major industry participants and more.
Marketline Industry Profiles in Business Source Complete
Do you know the NAICS and SIC codes for the industry you are researching?
The federal government assigns these codes to business segments for data collection and reporting purposes. NAICS (North American Industry Classification System) codes were adopted in 1997 to replace the old Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) system. Many research resources, such as databases, utilize NAICS and/or SIC codes for searching purposes.
Find NAICS and SIC codes for a specific industry at the U.S. Census Bureau website. Need help? See the NAICS tutorial on this LibGuide for some tips.