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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.
|Manufacturing based in homes rather than in a factory, commonly found before the Industrial Revolution.
|Form of mass production in which each worker is assigned one specific task to perform repeatedly.
|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.
|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.
|A decision by a corporation to turn over much of the responsibility for production to independent suppliers.
|Adoption by companies of flexible work rules, such as the allocation of workers to teams that perform a variety of tasks.
|Location factors related to the costs of factors of production inside the plant, such as land, labor, and capital.
|Location factors related to the transportation of materials into and from a factory.
|A fabric made by weaving, used in making clothing.