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Vocabulary for AP Human Geography Ch 11

Break-of-bulk point a location where transfer is possible from one mode of transportation to another
Industrial Revolution a series of improvements in industrial technology that transformed the process of manufacturing goods
Post-Fordist production adoption by companies of flexible work rules, such as the allocation of workers to teams that perform a variety of tasks
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
Labor-intensive industry an industry in which labors costs make up a high percentage of total expenses
right-to-work laws law preenting a union and company form negotiating a contract that requires workers to join union as a condition of employment
Maquiladora factories built by US companies in Mexico near the US border, to take advantage of much lower labor costs in Mexico
Site Factors location factors related to the costs of factors of production inside the plant, such as land, labor, and capital
Cottage industry manufacturing based in homes rather than in a factory, commonly found before the Industrial Revolution
Situation factors location factors related to the transportation of materials into and from a factory
Fordist production form of mass production in which each worker is assigned one specific task to perform repeatedly
Outsourcing a decision by a corporation to turn over much of the responsibility for production to independent suppliers
Textile a fabric made by weaving, used in making clothing
New international division of labor transfer of some types of job, especially those requiring low-paid, less skilled workers, from more developed to less developed countries
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