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THE RULE OF LOGISTICS: WALMART AND THE ARCHITECTURE OF FULFILLMENT. Jesse LeCavalier. University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, 2016. 304 pp. with 106 ills. (11 col.). 23 x 18 cm. LC 2016-11049 ISBN 9780816693313 In English.
Paperbound edition also available; see Worldwide 171567. Publisher's description: 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 the world'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.
Indexing: Western — United States — Post-1970 — Architecture
Plans: 71,55
Worldwide Number: 171566
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