The supply chain is not a new concept for economists. The idea of the supply chain is a basic one that has permeated economic systems since the earliest days of trade and commerce. It is simply a term referring to the collection of businesses or individuals responsible for transforming raw materials into products and then getting those products into the hands of consumers. Though it may be obvious to some, it is important to remember that supply chains exist whether or not they are managed - it is a term that refers to the processes necessary to turn raw materials into a product and distribute them to customers. The difference in the modern era is not that supply chains have been invented but that they have become a much more complicated proposition, given the expansion of the international economy that´s been made possible by the rise of the Internet and globalization. Whereas in the past, businesses worked with mainly local or regional suppliers and factories, the door is now opened for a company in the United States to own a factory in India and a warehouse in Japan - all without having ever stepped foot outside their city. The customer end of the supply chain has been similarly opened up. Shopping on the Internet allows anyone, anywhere to find and buy from your company - a double-edged sword that lets you expand your reach even as a small business, but also increases the competition presented by other small businesses everywhere in the world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Thomas Hogan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/062484/bk_acx0_062484_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
College junior Sara Barnes thought her life was totally under control. All she had to worry about was her final exams, Christmas shopping, applying to medical school - and what to do about the cute freshman in the next dorm with a crush on her. Everything was going according to plan, until the night she started seeing other people’s dreams. It’s bad enough that Sara is learning more than she ever needed to know about her friends and classmates, watching their most secret fantasies whether she wants to or not. Much worse are the other dreams, the ones she sees nearly every night, featuring a strange, terrifying man who commits unspeakable crimes. Now Sara wonders if she’s the only witness to a serial killer - and the only one who knows when and where he’s going to strike next. Dream Student is the prequel to the Dream Doctor Mysteries. Also by J.J. DiBenedetto: The Dream Doctor Mysteries (all ten books!) Betty and Howard’s Excellent Adventure (narrated by Doctor Who star Nicola Bryant!) The Jane Barnaby Adventures (three books so far!) Finding Dori (part of the Welcome to Romance collection!) Mr. Smith and the Roach (coming soon!) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Heather Jane Hogan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/008617/bk_acx0_008617_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.