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The Rule of Logistics: Walmart and the Architecture of Fulfillment

Jesse LeCavalier

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816693313
eISBN:
9781452955360
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693313.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

The Rule of Logistics examines how Walmart, the largest company on the planet, depends its success on its vast networks of buildings and the logistical systems that connect them. For Walmart, ... More


The Urban Apparatus: Mediapolitics and the City

Reinhold Martin

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781517901189
eISBN:
9781452955391
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517901189.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

The Urban Apparatus analyzes urbanization and the contemporary city in aesthetic, socioeconomic, and mediapolitical terms. Its main argument is that understanding the city as infrastructure (i.e. ... More


The Folklore of the Freeway: Race and Revolt in the Modernist City

Eric Avila

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680726
eISBN:
9781452947860
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680726.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

The Folklore of the Freeway provides an alternative history of highway construction in urban America, emphasizing the cultural politics of fighting freeways in the inner city. Using the methods of ... More


Introduction: All Those Numbers

Jesse LeCavalier

in The Rule of Logistics: Walmart and the Architecture of Fulfillment

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816693313
eISBN:
9781452955360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693313.003.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

The introduction of The Rule of Logistics establishes logistics as the way to understand Walmart’s architecture. It outlines some of the key concerns of the book before providing a portrait of the ... More


Logistics: The First with the Most

Jesse LeCavalier

in The Rule of Logistics: Walmart and the Architecture of Fulfillment

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816693313
eISBN:
9781452955360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693313.003.0002
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

The first chapter traces the emergence of contemporary business logistics out of its roots in both military and managerial contexts. More than simply managing supply chains, contemporary logistics ... More


Buildings: A Moving System in Motion

Jesse LeCavalier

in The Rule of Logistics: Walmart and the Architecture of Fulfillment

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816693313
eISBN:
9781452955360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693313.003.0003
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

The second chapter examines Walmart’s collection of building types to show how new technologies related to information production and management enrolled architecture into logistical systems with ... More


Locations: From Intuition to Calculation

Jesse LeCavalier

in The Rule of Logistics: Walmart and the Architecture of Fulfillment

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816693313
eISBN:
9781452955360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693313.003.0004
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

The third chapter inspects both the automation of city making and the geo-political possibilities of architecture itself by first tracing Walmart’s increasingly technologically sophisticated location ... More


Bodies: Coping with Data-Rich Environments

Jesse LeCavalier

in The Rule of Logistics: Walmart and the Architecture of Fulfillment

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816693313
eISBN:
9781452955360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693313.003.0005
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

The fourth chapter takes a wider view of the logistical environment in order to survey the range technologies that affect the human body itself. Inhabitants of distribution centers are subject to ... More


Territory: Management City

Jesse LeCavalier

in The Rule of Logistics: Walmart and the Architecture of Fulfillment

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816693313
eISBN:
9781452955360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693313.003.0006
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

The fifth chapter returns to Walmart’s headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas, to investigate the urban consequences of the region’s transformation because of the concentration of wealth and ... More


Conclusion: Form, Happiness, Infrastructure

Jesse LeCavalier

in The Rule of Logistics: Walmart and the Architecture of Fulfillment

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816693313
eISBN:
9781452955360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693313.003.0007
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

The conclusion of The Rule of Logistics considers some of the implications of logistics for architectural form, the roots of logistics in desire, and infrastructure as a site of collective investment ... More


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