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The Rule of Logistics: Walmart and the Architecture of Fulfillment

Jesse LeCavalier


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, logistics dictates the design of the retailer's buildings, governs their deployment, and conditions the workers who operate them. By tracking Walmart's spatial operations, this book shows how the company's logistical obsessions have implications at all scales: from undermining the stability of architecture while investing it with political capacity; to challenging the inalienable features of locations by ... More

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

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780816693313
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816693313.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jesse LeCavalier, author
New Jersey Institute of Technology

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