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Supply Chain and Operations Management: Country Information and Statistics

This guide supports the learning and research activities of undergraduate and graduate students in supply chain and operations courses in the College of Business Administration.

Country Profiles, Data, and Statistics

Researching Global Supply Chain Management and Operations

Effective management of supply chain and operations on a global scale presents numerous region-specific circumstances, challenges, and risks. In order for supply chain managers to navigate these variables successfully, they must obtain a thorough knowledge of the educational, economic, political, social, and religious variables of each point in the supply chain. They must also understand the laws and regulations relative to doing business in each country, including those affecting banking, monetary exchange, the import and export of materials and products, ownership of intellectual property, and safety. A country's natural environment, transportation infrastructure, technological capabilities, and even its culture, including security, trust, bribery, and corruption issues can effect supply chain operations. Access the various resources linked on this page in order to locate the above information for specific countries. Best practice is to consult several sources and to critically analyze the information you discover. 

TIP! Consult Government Web Pages

Policy and regulations regarding trade, imports and exports, banking, taxes, along with information about the economy, education, environment, foreign policy, and political system of a given country can often be found on a country's official web site. Use any search engine to locate these sites. Below are some examples:



China-Official Government Overview

China-Laws and Regulations

Ireland-Government Departments


Mexico-Government Agencies

Russian-American Business Cooperation

Saudi Arabia-Government Portal