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A War of Logistics: Parachutes and Porters in Indochina, 1945-1954

Charles R. Shrader

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813165752
eISBN:
9780813165950
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813165752.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

In A War of Logistics: Parachutes and Porters in Indochina, 1945–1954, the author argues that the First Indochina War was a war of logistics in which strategic and operational plans and their outcome ... More


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


Leveraging Power: Two Models of Successful Unionism

Carolina Bank Muñoz

in Building Power from Below: Chilean Workers Take On Walmart

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501712883
eISBN:
9781501714771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501712883.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

Chapter 3 presents the analytical framework for the book. The warehouse union can be characterized by strategic democracy, whereas the retail unions are characterized by flexible militancy. The ... More


The Completion of the Iraqi Plan of Attack in Khuzestan (October 1980) and the Transition to Static War (November–December 1980)

Pesach Malovany IDF (Ret.), Amatzia Baram, Kevin M. Woods, and Ronna Englesberg

in Wars of Modern Babylon: A History of the Iraqi Army from 1921 to 2003

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813169439
eISBN:
9780813169514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813169439.003.0008
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter deals with the political situation faces the Iraqi leadership after opening the war against Iran, and their efforts to bring to a ceasefire at this stage. It describes the battle to ... More


Interface Layer

Benjamin H. Bratton

in The Stack: On Software and Sovereignty

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262029575
eISBN:
9780262330183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029575.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses the fifth of six layers in The Stack, the Interface layer. The chapter outlines a typological history of interfaces, from the mechanical and the iconic to the haptic and the ... More


“Som Times I Git a Nuff and Som Times I Don't”: Confederate Subsistence and the Evidence from the Florence Stockade (38FL2), Florence, South Carolina

Judith A. Sichler

in Trends and Traditions in Southeastern Zooarchaeology

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049274
eISBN:
9780813050102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049274.003.0002
Subject:
Archaeology, Methodology and Techniques

In chapter 2, “‘Som Times I Git a Nuff and Som Times I Don’t’: Confederate Subsistence and the Evidence from the Florence Stockade (38FL2), Florence, South Carolina,” Judith A. Sichler explains how ... More


The Deadly Life of Logistics: Mapping Violence in Global Trade

Deborah Cowen

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680870
eISBN:
9781452949024
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680870.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This book investigates the world of logistics, tracing its movement over the last 60 years from the battlefield to the boardroom, and back again. With a focus on chokepoints - national borders, zones ... More


The two world wars

Peter Davies and Robert Light

in Cricket and community in England: 1800 to the present day

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719082795
eISBN:
9781781705964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082795.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

Moving into the twentieth century, in Chapter 4 we investigate the significance of the two world wars as regards the development of cricket. In what sense were they a rupture? How was grassroots ... More


Urban Logistics and Kinetic Environments

George F. Flaherty

in Hotel Mexico: Dwelling on the '68 Movement

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520291065
eISBN:
9780520964938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291065.003.0004
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Mexico’s successful bid to host 1968 Olympics necessitated the management of the country’s holistic and cohesive modern image for the worldwide audiences. Chapter 3 analyses the integration and ... 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


Stone Transport

Ben Russell

in The Economics of the Roman Stone Trade

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199656394
eISBN:
9780191765193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656394.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, European History: BCE to 500CE

Beginning with a discussion of the overall impact of the cost and logistics of stone transport, this chapter examines in turn the evidence for the transport of stone overland, by river, and by sea. ... More


Introduction The Citizenship of Stuff in the Global Social Factory

Deborah Cowen

in The Deadly Life of Logistics: Mapping Violence in Global Trade

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680870
eISBN:
9781452949024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680870.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The introduction provides an overview of the text. This book offers a genealogical investigation of the modern art and science of logistics. It is centrally concerned with two major and related ... More


The Revolution in Logistics: “America’s Last Dark Continent”

Deborah Cowen

in The Deadly Life of Logistics: Mapping Violence in Global Trade

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680870
eISBN:
9781452949024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680870.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Chapter 1 traces the long life and mobile meaning of logistics. It outlines the military history of logistics before turning to the ‘revolution in logistics’ of the 1960s, the birth of a corporate ... More


From National Borders to Global Seams: The Rise of Supply Chain Security

Deborah Cowen

in The Deadly Life of Logistics: Mapping Violence in Global Trade

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680870
eISBN:
9781452949024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680870.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Chapter 2 traces the birth of ‘supply chain security’ and examines the problem of disruption as part of the assemblage of the infrastructures, technologies, institutions, labour forces, and ... More


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