TYPES OF INDUSTRY
PRIMARY SECTOR - extracting raw materials
SECONDARY SECTOR - manufacturing raw materials into a finished product
TERTIARY SECTOR - providing a service
QUATERNARY SECTOR - research and development of technology
Changes as countries develop
TRANSPORT - industries need to be able to transport goods easily and receive supplies
MARKET - near to potential customers to reduce transport costs
RAW MATERIALS - close to raw materials to reduce transport costs
LABOUR - industries require labor so are built near to urban areas
FLAT LAND - easier to build on flat land
WATER SUPPLY - many manufacturing industries require reliable water supplies
UNIVERSITIES - may be near universities to provide skilled labor
They are considered footlose industries.
FOOTLOSE INDUSTRIES - not tied to a particular raw material so can move location easily.
Most industries involve the creation or making of a product meaning it's often viewed as a system.
INDUSTRIAL SYSTEMS - Definitions
INPUT - things needed to create a product
PROCESSES - activities which take place to make a product
OUTPUT - finished product waste