15 terms

AP Human Geography 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 prior to 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 comprise 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
Tranfer of some some types of jobs, especialyl those requiring low-paid, less skilled workers, from mroe developed to less developed countries
A decision by a corporation to turn over much of the responsibility for production to independent suppliers
post-fordist production
Adoption by companies of flexible work rules, such as the allocation of workers to team that perform a variety of tasks
right to work state
A U.S. state that has passed a law preventing a union and company from negotiating a contract that requires worker to join a union as a condition of employment
site factors
Location factors related to the costs of facotrs of production inside the plant, such as land, labor, and capital
situation factors
Location factors related to the transportation of material into and goods from a factory
A fabric made by weaving, used in making clothing