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Many business schools now offer degrees in supply chain management (SCM); yet a review of the library literature shows no articles devoted to the topic of academic library support of SCM programs. This article provides practical information for academic librarians on developing collections to support SCM degrees. The article describes basic supply chain management concepts and identifies relevant Library of Congress subject headings for analyzing book collections. Since the largest collection costs in supporting SCM programs are for maintaining serial subscriptions, the author uses a number of techniques to compile lists of recommended scholarly journals and trade periodicals.


This is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of an article published in the Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship,13:4, 449-470, 2008. ©Taylor & Francis, available online at: