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Ch 11:industry

TermDefinition
break-of-bulk point a location where transfer is possible from one mode of transportation to another.
bulk-gaining idustry an industry in which the final product weighs more or comprises a greater volume than the input.
bulk-reducing industry an industry in which the final product weighs les 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 workerr is assigned on specific task to perform repeatedly.
industrial revolution a series of improvement in industrial technologythat 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 type jobs, especially those requiring low-paid,less skilled workers,from more developed to less developed countries.
outsourcing a decision by a corporation to turn over much of the responsiblity 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 state a U.S state that has passed a law preventing a union and company from negotiating a contact that requires workers to join a union as a condition on employement.
site factors location factors related to the costs of factors of production inside the plant such as land,labor,and capital.
situation factors location factor related the transprtation of materials into and from a factory.
textile a fabric madde by weaving used in making clothing.
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