Unit 11 APHG
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a single company makes a bunch of stuff, like cameras and cars in one company. It can also be a bunch of companies positioned together to be more efficient. Ex is food courts in a mall.
A series of workers and machines in a factory by which a succession of items is progressively assembled.
Break of bulk point
A location where transfer is possible from one mode of transportation to another.
A former industrial site used for something else.
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.
wealth in the form of money or other assets
when 2 companies fit together, like a textile factory near a fashion store.
Manufacturing based in homes rather than in a factory; commonly found prior to the industrial revolution.
opposite of industrialization. taking away all the industry. Ex is the rust belt.
economies of scale
when there is a whole bunch of stuff to make, it gets cheaper to make
Export processing zone
places that ship or receive (process) products form other countries. Ex is an airport
an industry that can be pretty much anywhere
Form of mass production in which each worker is assigned one specific task to perform repeatedly.
growth doesn't take place over an entire region, but is centered around a "pole"
once an area starts growing, it will probably continue to grow more and more
A series of improvements in industrial technology that transformed the process of manufacturing goods.
the basic physical and organizational structures and facilities (ex., buildings, roads, and power supplies) needed for the operation of a society or enterprise.
Labor intensive industry
in industry where a lot of labor is required to make the product. Ex is textiles.
the idea that location has a huge impact on where industry is
A region where the main focus for jobs of the community is 1 or 2 industries.
placing an industry near the market. Ex is a soda company placing itself near restaurants.
Production of a lot of products. Very efficient and produced in an assembly line.
getting materials for your industry from other countries. Ex is getting textiles from Bangladesh to sell in the USA
Post Fordist production
moving away from fordism, where not many people want what everyone else is using.
industry, such as mining, agriculture, or forestry, that is concerned with obtaining or providing natural raw materials for conversion into commodities and products for the consumer.
raw material orientation
Orienting your company near the raw material. Ex is a furniture making company positioning itself near a forest
industry that converts the raw materials provided by primary industry into commodities and products for the consumer; manufacturing industry.
Location factors related to the costs or factors of production inside the plant, such as land, labor, and capital.
Characteristics of the physical position in relation to the surroundings
special economic zone
a planned city or place that makes only one thing. In Lindale, it was textiles.
Weber's least-cost theory
puting your stuff close to the market and resources for least cost
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