The current factory, which seems gargantuan, is only a sliver of the final project. How will employees navigate such a huge place? Tesla should consider a monorail that wraps around the entire building. And a pneumatic tube network for documents. And people. Yes, how ’bout on-site hyperloop? Now that’s vertical (horizontal) integration.
Tesla may also need an on-site crisis hotline, and a team of shrinks. Why? For the inevitable moments when employees trek across the entire plant to perform some task — and suddenly forget why they made the trip. It’s happened to all of us, after walking only a few feet, and it’s really frustrating.