Modern manufacturing produces competitive products from around the world
The basic idea is for all parts of production are within short enough distance to send a forklift to make deliveries.
The above photo is actually a small industrial park near Syracuse serving to illustrate a very good layout.
Distractions keep profits down and that's bad. Especially if the profit is proper and the loss is just about taking valuable time away from the business president.
If the president can find trustable, qualtiy services a great waste of time bothers profit no more.
Central Services will maintain quality services for the satellite companies, reviewing and replacing services as necessary.
Manufacturing villages were a key theme in Marco Polo's Travel Book. Although the book may be just a vague remembrance written while in prison, Polo was in China for 30 years working as an ambassador to Kublai Khan who did not trust the naive Han Chinese.