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Stack #1766

Industry - LeBlanc

WordDefinition
break-of-bulk point a location where transfer among transportation modes is possible
bulk-gaining industry makes something that gains volume or weight during production
bulk-reducing industry an economic activity in which the final product weighs less than its inputs
cottage industry home-based manufacturing
fordist form of mass production in which each worker is assigned one specific task to perform repeatedly
Industrial Revolution a series of improvements in industrial technology that transformed the process of manufacturing goods
labor-intensive industry an industry in which labor costs comprise a high percentage of total expenses
Maquiladora factories built by the U.S. companies in Mexico near the U.S. border, to take advantage of much lower labor costs in Mexico
New international division of labor transfer of some types of jobs, especially the ones with lower pay and skill from MDC to LDC
Post-Fordist adoption by companies of more flexible work rules
Right-to-work state a U.S. state that has passed a law preventing a union and company from negociating a contract that requires a worker to join a union as a condition of employment
site factors location factors related to the costs of factors of production inside the plant, such as land labor and capital
situation factors location factors related to the transportation of materials into and from a factory
textile a fabric made by weaving, used to make clothing
trading bloc a group of neighboring countrys that agree to trade with one another and erect barriers to limit trade with other blocs
Created by: human geography on 2005-04-15



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