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Department
Geography
Course
GGRA02H3
Professor
Michael Bunce
Semester
Fall

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thGGRA01Lecture Three The Global Assembly Line October 4 2011Questions 1 Why is my NIKES made in china 2 Why are manufacturing systems global in scale 3 What new patterns of economic activity has this produced 4 How has this affected local and regional economies and societiesAnswers to Question 1 and 2Increased locational flexibility in time and spaceFrom Fordism to PostFordism from spatially fixed to spatially dispersed assembly line test question Global scale spatial separation of manufacturing operations Operations are not only occurring in one city but they are sourcing raw materials from everywhere Global outsourcing of materials and componentseg Lacoste will outsource to a subcontractor who can also find other producersnot just works creating product assembly line also consists of what is coming to that factory eg cardboard boxes coming from areas where they can be sourced most cheaply hi
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