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  • 1. Chapter 11: Key Issue 4Why Are Location Factors Changing?1. What is the site factor that is changing dramatically in the 21st Century?2. What two industries have been especially prominent in opening production in lower wage locations? Why does this make sense for these two industries in particular?3. Please complete the following chart: Textile Industry: Northeastern USA Textile Industry: Northeastern USA Time period Appeal of this area4. Look at figure 11.22 on p. 390. Identify three countries you believe are exporting textiles, and three countries you believe are importing textiles. Explain how the idea of comparative advantage ties into this information. You will need to read the handout on comparative advantage before answering.5. Define new international division of labor.6. Give an example of outsourcing and contrast it with vertical integration7. Two factors influence industries to stay in traditional regions of northeastern U.S. and northwestern Europe. What are they?8. What is the Fordist approach in relation factories?9. Post-Fordist production is a flexible production and contrasts Fordist production. Describe the three types of work rules associated with post-Fordist production. Teams: Problem solving: Leveling: 202
  • 2. 10. __________________ manufacturing is an example of an industry that has concentrated in relatively ______________, __________________________ regions of the U.S., especially in _______________________, ___________________________, __________________, and _________________. These states have concentrations of _________________ workers in association with proximity to ______________________ centers.11. Define just-in-time delivery:12. How is just-in-time delivery beneficial?13. What types of disruptions might happen with just-in-time delivery?14. Study figure 11-25 on p. 392. Why are there still concentrations of apparel establishments in the northeast when many establishments have moved to the south and west? Glue this part of the page into your notebook.