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a location where transfer is possible from one mode of transportation to another.
an industry in which the final product weight more or compromises a greater volume than the inputs.
an industry in which the final product weighs less or compromises a lower volume 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.
an industry for which labor costs compromise 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 laws.
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.
adoption by companies of flexible work rules, such as the allocation of workers to team that perform a variety of tasks.
a U.S. state that has passed a law preventing a union and company from negotiating a contract that requires workers to join a union as a condition of employment.
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.
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