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The Resource The rule of logistics : Walmart and the architecture of fulfillment, Jesse LeCavalier

The rule of logistics : Walmart and the architecture of fulfillment, Jesse LeCavalier

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The rule of logistics : Walmart and the architecture of fulfillment
Title
The rule of logistics
Title remainder
Walmart and the architecture of fulfillment
Statement of responsibility
Jesse LeCavalier
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Language
eng
Summary
"Every time you wheel a shopping cart through one of Walmart's more than 10,000 stores worldwide, or swipe your credit card or purchase something online, you enter a mind-boggling logistical regime. Even if you've never shopped at Walmart, its logistics have probably affected your life. The Rule of Logistics makes sense of its spatial and architectural ramifications by analyzing the stores, distribution centers, databases, and inventory practices of theworld's largest corporation. The Rule of Logistics tells the story of Walmart's buildings in the context of the corporation's entire operation, itself characterized by an obsession with logistics. Beginning with the company's founding in 1962, Jesse LeCavalier reveals how logistics--as a branch of knowledge, an area of work, and a collection of processes--takes shape and changes our built environment. Weaving together archival material with original drawings, LeCavalier shows how a diverse array of ideas, people, and things--military theory and chewing gum, Howard Dean and satellite networks, Hudson River School painters and real estate software, to name a few--are all connected through Walmart's logistical operations and in turn are transforming how its buildings are conceptualized, located, built, and inhabited. A major new contribution to architectural history and theory, The Rule of Logistics helps us understand how retailing today is changing our bodies, brains, buildings, and cities and predicts what future forms architecture might take when shaped by systems that exceed its current capacities"--
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LeCavalier, Jesse
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
NA2540.5
LC item number
.L44 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Roy and Marian Holleman Foundation
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  • Wal-Mart (Firm)
  • Building sites
  • Building layout
  • Stores, Retail
  • ARCHITECTURE
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
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The rule of logistics : Walmart and the architecture of fulfillment, Jesse LeCavalier
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction: All Those Numbers
  • Logistics: The First With the Most
  • Buildings: A Moving System in Motion
  • Locations: From Intuition to Calculation
  • Bodies: Coping With Data Rich Environments
  • Territory: Management City
  • Conclusion: Form, Happiness, Infrastructure
Control code
928613609
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
279 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780816693320
Lccn
2016011049
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Copley Library's copy funded by a grant from the Roy & Marian Holleman Foundation
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
171566
System control number
(OCoLC)928613609
Label
The rule of logistics : Walmart and the architecture of fulfillment, Jesse LeCavalier
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction: All Those Numbers
  • Logistics: The First With the Most
  • Buildings: A Moving System in Motion
  • Locations: From Intuition to Calculation
  • Bodies: Coping With Data Rich Environments
  • Territory: Management City
  • Conclusion: Form, Happiness, Infrastructure
Control code
928613609
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
279 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780816693320
Lccn
2016011049
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Copley Library's copy funded by a grant from the Roy & Marian Holleman Foundation
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
171566
System control number
(OCoLC)928613609

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