The Rule of Logistics

Walmart and the Architecture of Fulfillment
Author: Jesse LeCavalier
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 1452951535
Category: Architecture
Page: 264
View: 3375
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. Weaving together archival material with original drawings, LeCavalier shows how a diverse array of ideas, people, and things—military theory and chewing gum, Howard Dean and satellite networks, Hudson River School painters and real estate software, to name a few—are all connected through Walmart’s logistical operations and in turn are transforming how its buildings are conceptualized, located, built, and inhabited. A major new contribution to architectural history and theory, The Rule of Logistics helps us understand how retailing today is changing our bodies, brains, buildings, and cities and predicts what future forms architecture might take when shaped by systems that exceed its current capacities.

The Logic of Logistics

Theory, Algorithms, and Applications for Logistics Management
Author: David Simchi-Levi,Xin Chen,Julien Bramel
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461491495
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 447
View: 2219
Fierce competition in today's global market provides a powerful motivation for developing ever more sophisticated logistics systems. This book, written for the logistics manager and researcher, presents a survey of the modern theory and application of logistics. The goal of the book is to present the state-of-the-art in the science of logistics management. As a result, the authors have written a timely and authoritative survey of this field that many practitioners and researchers will find makes an invaluable companion to their work.

Logistique & Supply chain

Author: Michel Fender,Yves Pimor
Publisher: Dunod
ISBN: 210075677X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 512
View: 7805
Référence incontournable, la 7e édition actualisée de cet ouvrage offre une synthèse opérationnelle complète sur la logistique et la supply chain, en donnant toutes les clés pour : concevoir et mettre en œuvre une stratégie supply chain adaptée aux enjeux actuels des chaînes logistiques ; prendre en compte les dimensions sociétales de la logistique ; piloter les flux et les stocks, en production et en distribution ; mettre en œuvre et gérer les solutions logistiques et de transport ; maîtriser les outils informatiques utilisés en logistique ; gérer les projets supply chain. Cet ouvrage constitue un outil de travail indispensable pour les responsables et praticiens de la logistique, les consultants ainsi que les étudiants et élèves-ingénieurs du domaine.

Précis de l'art de la guerre, ou Nouveau tableau analytique des principales combinaisons de la stratégie

de la grande tactique et de la politique militaire
Author: Antoine Henri baron de Jomini
Publisher: N.A
Category: Military art and science
Page: 415
View: 992

The IOMA Handbook of Logistics and Inventory Management

Author: Institute of Management and Administration (IOMA)
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 047120935X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 1056
View: 7380
Practical, easy-to-implement advice on the most successful logistics management techniques being used today--from selecting the best carriers, setting logistics performance goals, and planning logistics strategies, to streamlining shipping and receiving and slashing logistics costs, and negotiating and managing third party logistics service providers.

The Deadly Life of Logistics

Mapping Violence in Global Trade
Author: Deborah Cowen
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 1452943192
Category: Social Science
Page: 328
View: 1437
In a world in which global trade is at risk, where warehouses and airports, shipping lanes and seaports try to guard against the likes of Al Qaeda and Somali pirates, and natural disaster can disrupt the flow of goods, even our “stuff” has a political life. The high stakes of logistics are not surprising, Deborah Cowen reveals, if we understand its genesis in war. In The Deadly Life of Logistics, Cowen traces the art and science of logistics over the last sixty years, from the battlefield to the boardroom and back again. Focusing on choke points such as national borders, zones of piracy, blockades, and cities, she tracks contemporary efforts to keep goods circulating and brings to light the collective violence these efforts produce. She investigates how the old military art of logistics played a critical role in the making of the global economic order—not simply the globalization of production, but the invention of the supply chain and the reorganization of national economies into transnational systems. While reshaping the world of production and distribution, logistics is also actively reconfiguring global maps of security and citizenship, a phenomenon Cowen charts through the rise of supply chain security, with its challenge to long-standing notions of state sovereignty and border management. Though the object of corporate and governmental logistical efforts is commodity supply, The Deadly Life of Logistics demonstrates that they are deeply political—and, considered in the context of the long history of logistics, deeply indebted to the practice of war.

The Handbook of Logistics Contracts

A Practical Guide to a Growing Field
Author: J. Jané,A. de Ochoa,Alfonso de Ochoa
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230597580
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 238
View: 1064
The third-party logistics industry is a growing field. This is the first practical handbook to support managers in the creation and negotiation of logistics contracts from the legal and economic perspective. The book provides the general framework and an extensive analysis of the content, structure and best practices of logistics contracts.

Adaptive Search and the Management of Logistic Systems

Base Models for Learning Agents
Author: Christian Bierwirth
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780792377047
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 219
View: 677
The management problems addressed in Adaptive Search and the Management of Logistic Systems stem from the recent changes in the logistics sector. Global competition and increasing consumer expectations are forcing industrial enterprises to reorganize their business processes to support better and more cost-efficient services. Quick and precise customer delivery processes have been recognized as the key to significant savings and growth for a company. In seeking solutions to the related problems of planning and control in today's logistic activities, the book is divided into two parts. Part I lays down the fundamentals of evolutionary adaptive systems before an architectural model for adaptive agents is developed. Part II is devoted to applications of these adaptive agents. By focusing on elementary yet complex problems, it is hoped to glean sufficient details of the real world. In its examination of the logistics network, the book employs a simple yet powerful framework of evolutionary search, allowing efficient support for reactive problem solving by the actors in the logistics network. Following modern terminology, we refer to evolutionary algorithms as learning or adaptive agents. Different from other software artifacts, which are also designated as agents in the current literature, these adaptive agents do not communicate directly by exchanging messages. Instead, while exploring the space of logistic operation, they communicate by mutually changing details of the common environment they perceive.

The Future of Logistics

Scenarios for 2025
Author: Heiko A. von der Gracht
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783834997647
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 309
View: 1535
Based on 51 interviews with logistics CEOs, strategists, and scenario experts, Heiko A. von der Gracht shows that the logistics service industry draws a backward picture of scenario planning practices as compared to other industries.

Réfléchissez et devenez riche

Le grand livre de l’esprit maître
Author: Napoleon Hill
Publisher: Éditions AdA
ISBN: 2897336935
Category: Psychology
Page: 346
View: 2095
«Les principes contenus dans ce livre ont été réunis à partir de l’expérience de plus de 500 hommes qui ont réellement accumulé de grandes richesses. Des gens qui ont d’abord été pauvres, qui n’avaient reçu que peu d’éducation et qui n’ont bénéficié d’aucune relation influente. Ces principes ont bien servi ces hommes. Vous pouvez les mettre à profit vous-même. Et vous trouverez que c’est beaucoup plus facile que difficile.» L’ouvrage Réfléchissez et devenez riche de Napoleon Hill est devenu la bible de la prospérité et du succès pour des millions de lecteurs depuis sa publication initiale en 1937. Les 13 «étapes vers la richesse» que Hill met en lumière sont devenues un tremplin vers une meilleure vie pour des gens de tous les horizons: des gens d’affaires aux étudiants, en passant par tous ceux qui veulent atteindre leur but dans la vie et vivre leurs passions. Remaniée dans ce nouveau format interactif et facile à utiliser, avec plus d’une douzaine d’éléments exclusifs, cette édition sera la seule édition que tout étudiant sérieux de Réfléchissez et devenez riche voudra utiliser, non seulement pour lire le texte, mais aussi pour le comprendre, le maîtriser et le mettre en action dans sa vie.

Dynamics in Logistics

First International Conference, LDIC 2007, Bremen, Germany, August 2007. Proceedings
Author: Hans-Dietrich Haasis,Hans-Jörg Kreowski,Bernd Scholz-Reiter
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540768623
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 466
View: 6653
Logistic problems can rarely be solved satisfyingly within one single scientific discipline. This cross-sectional character is taken into account by the Research Cluster for Dynamics in Logistics with a combination of economical, information and production technical and enterprise-oriented research approaches. In doing so, the interdisciplinary cooperation between university, research institutes and enterprises for the solution of logistic problems is encouraged. This book comprises the edited proceedings of the first International Conference on Dynamics in Logistics LDIC 2007. The scope of the conference was concerned with the identification, analysis, and description of the dynamics of logistic processes and networks. The spectrum reached from the planning and modelling of processes over innovative methods like autonomous control and knowledge management to the new technologies provided by radio frequency identification, mobile communication, and networking. Two invited papers and of 42 contributed papers on various subjects give an state-of-art overview on dynamics in logistics. They include routing in dynamic logistic networks, RFID in logistics and manufacturing networks, supply chain control policies, sustainable collaboration, knowledge management and service models in logistics, container logistics, autonomous control in logistics, and logistic process modelling.

Air Force journal of logistics: vol24_no1

Author: N.A
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 1428990976
Page: N.A
View: 6094

Christianity in Chinese Public Life: Religion, Society, and the Rule of Law

Author: J. Carpenter,K. den Dulk,Kevin R. den Dulk
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137410183
Category: Social Science
Page: 127
View: 1760
This book analyzes the interaction of religion, society, and governance in China - suggesting it is much more subtle and complex than common convention suggests. The edited work addresses civic engagement, religion, Christianity, and the rule of law in contemporary Chinese society.

Understanding Autonomous Cooperation and Control in Logistics

The Impact of Autonomy on Management, Information, Communication and Material Flow
Author: Michael Hülsmann,Katja Windt
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540474501
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 417
View: 3246
One of the great challenges in flexible production and supply chains is the availability of necessary information at any time and place. Autonomous logistics processes can bring about fast and flexible adaptations to change. This book identifies autonomous logistics processes and details how they differ from conventionally managed processes. Coverage also describes the changes that autonomy will cause in order processing.

Air Force journal of logistics: vol25_no2

Author: N.A
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 1428991026
Page: N.A
View: 5059

Optimization of Logistics

Author: Alice Yalaoui,Hicham Chehade,Farouk Yalaoui,Lionel Amodeo
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118569571
Category: Mathematics
Page: 320
View: 2692
This book aims to help engineers, Masters students and young researchers to understand and gain a general knowledge of logistic systems optimization problems and techniques, such as system design, layout, stock management, quality management, lot-sizing or scheduling. It summarizes the evaluation and optimization methods used to solve the most frequent problems. In particular, the authors also emphasize some recent and interesting scientific developments, as well as presenting some industrial applications and some solved instances from real-life cases. Performance evaluation tools (Petri nets, the Markov process, discrete event simulation, etc.) and optimization techniques (branch-and-bound, dynamic programming, genetic algorithms, ant colony optimization, etc.) are presented first. Then, new optimization methods are presented to solve systems design problems, layout problems and buffer-sizing optimization. Forecasting methods, inventory optimization, packing problems, lot-sizing quality management and scheduling are presented with examples in the final chapters.

Management in Logistics Networks and Nodes

Concepts, Technology and Applications
Author: Thorsten Blecker,Wolfgang Kersten,Carsten Gertz
Publisher: Erich Schmidt Verlag GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 9783503112272
Category: Business logistics
Page: 443
View: 1948