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Break-of-Bulk point A location where transfer is possible from one mode of transportation to another.
Bulk gaining industery An industry in which the final product weighs more or compromises a greater volume than the inputs.
Bulk-reducing industery An industry in which the final product weighs less or compromises a lower volume than the inputs.
Cottage industery Manufacturing based in homes rather than in a factory, commonly found before the industrial revolution.
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 industery An industry in which labor costs make up a high percentage of total expenses.
Maquiladora Factories built by U.S. Companies in Mexico near the U.S.borer, to take advantage of much lower labor costs in Mexico.
New industrial division of labor Transfer of some types of jobs, especially those requiring low-paid, less-skilled workers, from more developed to less developed countries.
Outsourcing turning over much of the responsibility for production to independent suppliers.
Post-fordist Adoption by companies of flexible work rules, such as allocation of workers to teams that perform a variety of tasks.
Right-to-work laws 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 clothes.
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