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Sources of information on company suppliers.

Company Suppliers

Supplier Information for a company can be a difficult challenge to assemble.

  • For starters, our database IBISWorld will provide a broad outline of the supply chain for a particular industry, with key buying and selling industries indicated.
  • Another approach is to look at the company's annual report for key suppliers.  Search the company's SEC filings, including its 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K reports).
  • Try searching for news or trade-press articles on <company/product-name AND suppliers>.  Use ABI/INFORM or Business Source Elite.
  •, web successor to the longstanding print, Thomas Register of American Manufacturers, can be an excellent source for determining suppliers for any number of products or services.
  • Withing Mergent Online, the sub-module "Horizon" will provide some fairly detailed listings of suppliers for any number of larger companies and particularly for medical-device/pharmaceutical firms. Click on the tab, "Horizon," enter a firm name, and if it generates search results, there are options for clicking not only on Suppliers--lists suppliers as noted by company and its suppliers as supplying them, but also separate tabs for Industries & Sectors, Products & Services, Competitors, Customers, Partners, and a "M&A Scenario Report."
  • Finally, check out this useful this informative guide to "Supply chain and Value chain," from Harvard Business School's Baker Library.