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Industry

AP Human Industry

TermDefinition
Fordist Production Mass production in which each employee is given a specific task to continuously perform.
Bulk-Reducing Industry Industry in which the final product is lighter or has a lower volume than the inputs.
Cottage Industry Manufcaturing in homes instead of a factory. Mostly found before the Industrial Revolution.
Industrial Revolution Technological improvements that reformed the process of production.
Labor-Intensive Industry Industry in which labor-costs comprise a high percentage of total expenses.
Maquiladora Factories built by the U.S. close to the U.S.-Mexico border, to take advantage of low labor costs in Mexico.
New International Division of Labor The transfer of some jobs to less developed countries.
Outsourcing Corporate decision to turn over much responsibility for manufcaturing to independent suppliers.
Post-Fordist Production Flexible work rules.
Right-to-Work State A U.S. state that prevents a union and company from negotiating a contract that requires employees to join a union as a condition of employment.
Site Factors Location factors related to the costs of factors of production.
Situation Factors Location factors correlated with the transportation of materials to and fro a factory.
Textile Fabric made from weaving.
Break-of-Bulk Point The location where transporting is possible from one mode of transportation to another.
Bulk-Gaining Industry Industry in which the final product is heavier or has a greater volume than the inputs.
Created by: Saya-Bella