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AP Human Chpt 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 than the inputs.
Bulk Reducing Industry An industry in which the final product weighs less 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 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 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 suppliers.
Post-Fordist Adoption by companies of flexible work rules, such as the allocation of workers to teams that perform a variety of tasks.
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 clothing.
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