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The Rule of LogisticsWalmart and the Architecture of Fulfillment$
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Jesse LeCavalier

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780816693313

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816693313.001.0001

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The Rule of Logistics

Jesse LeCavalier

University of Minnesota Press

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 operates between abstract and concrete realms to manage objects in space and time with architectural, infrastructural, and territorial consequences.

Keywords:   Architecture, Logistics, Walmart, Infrastructure, Urban studies, Urban planning, Industrial architecture, Data

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