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Adams HCHS AP Human Geo. Rubenstein Ch 11 Industry & Manufactoring

break-of-bulk point A location where transfer is possible from one mode of transportation to another.
bulk-gaining industry An industry in which the final product weighs more or comprises a greater volume than the inputs.
bulk-reducing industry An industry in which the final product weighs less or comprises a lower volume than the inputs.
cottage industry Manufacturing based in homes rather than in a factory, commonly found prior to the Industrial Revolution.
Fordist production Form of mass production in which each worker is assigned one specific task to perform repeatedly.
just-in-time delivery Shipment of parts and materials to arrive at a factory moments before they are needed.
Industrial Revolution A series of improvements in industrial technology that transformed the process of manufacturing goods.
labor-intensive industry An industry for which labor costs comprise a high percentage of total expenses.
maquiladora 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.
outsourcing A decision by a corporation to turn over much of the responsibility for production to independent suppliers.
post-Fordist production Adoption by companies of flexible work rules, such as the allocation of workers to teams that perform a variety of tasks.
right-to-work law 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.
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 in making clothing.
vertical integration An approach typical of traditional mass production in which a company controls all phases of a highly complex production process.
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