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  • Supply Chain Management

  • Fundamentals, Strategy, Analytics & Planning for Supply Chain & Logistics Management
  • By: Khalid Zidan
  • Narrated by: Thomas Hogan
  • Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
  • Categories: Business & Careers
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (13 ratings)

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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.

©2016 Khalid Zidan (P)2016 Khalid Zidan

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The best description of a wide range topic.

Logistics is an idustry that surrounds our daily lives and most of the information at some degree l have participated in. Great narrator as well.

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interesting overview of concepts

I am studying international supply chain management and found this to be a good over view of the general concepts. I would recommend listening to this before deeper study as it will assist with understanding the concepts about to be studied.

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  • 26-05-2020

Great Overview

Everyone in the supply chain should understand the big picture of what is happening up and down the supply chain... I gained a much clearer picture of how to start looking for niche opportunities by understanding how the supply chain is structured, what are the components and how it is disrupted... Nice info 👍🏽.

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  • bakr haltam
  • 26-04-2019

Good beginner info

Great info if your just starting supply chain or starting in degree. Gives you a general overview of what supply chain is.

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  • Ray M.
  • 20-09-2016

Lacks sustenance

Highly uninformative. This book would be most useful for children in the 4th or 5th grade learning social studies.

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  • cyberfinger
  • 02-01-2021

obvious

feels like it’s written for people with no real world experience or common sense. i’m new to the field but i didn’t hear anything insightful

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  • Juliana Velasquez
  • 11-07-2020

Great subject awful reading

The subject its great and well presented but the reading is really bad its like hearing siri or alexa but male reading a book...

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  • MPisnotmyname
  • 20-11-2018

Effective, but nearly unbearable to listen to.

This book provides a basic overview of supply chain management. I found it interesting, but the narrator needs to work on his pronunciations. The "s" sounds seem to come out as a continual hiss, which detract from what he is trying to say. Could be a recording issue, but I don't know. What I do know, is that it is unbearable to listen to.

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  • victor arcos
  • 29-08-2017

knowledge for your brain thru your ears, very info

rmative, great book to have.
Paused and easy to understand, help me tremendously in my assignments

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  • Anonymous User
  • 24-11-2020

beautiful book

beautiful narration, loved the book, will highly recommend to anyone looking into supply chain business

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