On our meeting May 30th, we covered Chapter 5 -- "Landside Transportation" -- in Getting the Goods: Ports, Labor, and the Logistics Revolution.
For the next meeting we will read and discuss Chapter 6, "Warehouses and Distribution Centers." Our discussion will be facilitated by P.O., who created this outline and these study questions:
Chapter 6 Warehouses and Distribution Centers Bonacich and Wilson
The Push Pull Paradigm? – Accurate or Obfuscating? Pages 123-124
Developments in Warehousing and DC’s – Definitions and Terminology? Pages 124-130
- Warehouses vs. DC’s
- Recent Changes in Warehousing
- Value Added Functions Technological Development
Warehousing and DC’s in LA County 131-32 –Character and Future
Warehousing in the Inland Empire – 133-136
- Logistics in the Inland Empire
- Reasons for Location in the Inland Empire
What is There (In West End of Inland Empire) –Pages 137-156
- Costco Depot
- Role of Real Estate Industry
- Role of Cities and Counties
- Community Reactions
- Future of IE Warehousing
Key Questions and Clarifications:
- Is Pull over Push really new??
- What does the supply chain look like?
- Cross dock or transloading vs. DC?
- Why the IE?
- Community reactions in the IE?
- Organizing workers in the IE?
- Vulnerabilities of the DC/Warehouse complex?