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AP GEO HCHS CH 11a
Adams HCHS AP Human Geo. Rubenstein Ch 11 Industry & Manufactoring
|A location where transfer is possible from one mode of transportation to another.
|An industry in which the final product weighs more or comprises a greater volume than the inputs.
|An industry in which the final product weighs less or comprises a lower volume than the inputs.
|Manufacturing based in homes rather than in a factory, commonly found prior to the Industrial Revolution.
|Form of mass production in which each worker is assigned one specific task to perform repeatedly.
|Shipment of parts and materials to arrive at a factory moments before they are needed.
|A series of improvements in industrial technology that transformed the process of manufacturing goods.
|An industry for which labor costs comprise a high percentage of total expenses.
|Factories built by 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 those requiring low-paid, less skilled workers, from MDCs to LDCs.
|A decision by a corporation to turn over much of the responsibility for production to independent suppliers.
|Adoption by companies of flexible work rules, such as the allocation of workers to teams that perform a variety of tasks.
|A U.S. state that has passed a law preventing a union and company from negotiating a contract that requires workers to join a union as a condition of employment.
|Location factors related to the costs of factors of production inside the plant, such as land, labor, and capital.
|Location factors related to the transportation of materials into and from a factory.
|A fabric made by weaving, used in making clothing.
|An approach typical of traditional mass production in which a company controls all phases of a highly complex production process.