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    I am need quality assistance. It is very important to have citation and references correct. I have hard time to understand "brick and mortar" environment.

    1. To describe the Bose supply chain, when a "brick and mortar" environment? (300words or one page)citation and references
    2. How the supply chain was modified from "brick and mortar" by the web sites? (300words or one page)citation and references

    If it is possible to use this website (http://www.bose.com/ or other just please provide citation and references.

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    (a) Dictionary.com defines:

    ? "brick" as a molded rectangular block of clay baked by the sun or in a kiln until hard and used as a building and paving material
    ? "mortar" is defined as any of various materials or compounds for bonding together bricks, stones, etc.

    The term "brick and mortar" is used in business to describe a PHYSICAL organization (i.e. made of brick and mortar) as opposed to ONLINE/VIRTUAL locations, which do not exist for physical business. Dictionary.com defines the term as pertaining to conventional stores, businesses, and so on that have physical buildings and facilities, as opposed to Internet or remote services. A traditional "street-side" business that deals with its customers face to face in an office or store that the business owns or rents. Web-based businesses usually have lower costs and greater flexibility than brick-and-mortar operations.
    Investopedia Commentary: The local grocery store and the corner bank are examples of "brick and mortar" companies.

    1) Since Bose Corporation was founded in 1964 by then Massachusetts Institute of Technology Professor Dr. Amar G. Bose, the original philosophies and founding principles have not changed. Bose maintains an exceptionally strong commitment to research, for it is within the discipline of research that yesterday's fiction becomes tomorrow's reality.

    Investopedia defines the Supply Chain as the network created amongst different companies producing, handling, and/or distributing a specific product. Supply chains include every company ...

    Solution Summary

    Almost 900 words, including reference links, describes the Bose supply change in a brick and mortar environment and its modifications to take it into the internet age.