Manufacturing Production Chains and Wholesaling

in Chicago Made

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print December 2008 | ISBN: 9780226477015
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226477046 | DOI:
Manufacturing Production Chains and Wholesaling

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This chapter begins with three case studies illustrating the role of distribution in the functioning of the production chain: furniture manufacture provides a portrayal of an industry's web of networks and intricate set of institutional arrangements; the business mart in the 1920s highlight its role in linking the local, regional, and national scales; and the metalworking industries depict the place of Chicago's wholesaling complex in the development of the metropolitan production chain. The discussions then cover Chicago's furniture production chain; the American furniture mart and business marts in the 1920s; Chicago's wholesalers in the interwar period; and Chicago's steel industry.

Keywords: distribution; furniture industry; furniture manufacturing; wholesalers; steel industry

Chapter.  10026 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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