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Ap Human Geo Ch.11

AP Human Geography vocab chapter 11

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 before the Industrial Revolution.
Fordist (production) 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 industry An industry for which labor costs make up a high percentage of total express.
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 more developed to less developed countries.
Outsourcing A decision by a corporation to turn over much of the responsibility for production to independent.
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 laws requires a factory to maintain a so-called "open shop"and prohibits a "closed shop".
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, sued in making clothing.
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