CapraTek, a fictitious technology company, has a long history as a leader in the design and manufacture of computer server components and continues

CapraTek, a fictitious technology company, has a long history as a leader in the design and manufacture of computer server components and continues

CapraTek, a fictitious technology company, has a long history as a leader in the design and manufacture of computer server components and continues to provide innovative solutions to industry needs. They are currently leveraging this culture of innovation to expand into emerging wireless technologies. As part of that diversification, CapraTek is developing advanced smart-home technology.

Last month, CapraTek announced that it will begin development of an integrated wireless system that will provide seamless integration of virtually all home electronics and appliances. Security, heating and cooling, lights, locks, telephone, home entertainment, computers, and gaming devices all controlled through a single, wireless device and a simple Web-based interface— It’s better than a butler; it’s Alfred! Alfred! will be produced in a new manufacturing facility currently in the planning phase. Groundbreaking on the new facility is planned within the next 6 months with full operations to be accomplished in three phases over the next 2 years. Distribution of the Alfred! device and components will be through existing distributors and retail outlets.

As part of the HR team, you have been asked to support locating and staffing this new manufacturing facility to meet CapraTek’s strategic growth needs. The plan is for phase I to be needed in 1 year, and phases 2 and 3 at 1 year intervals after that. Here are some data you have uncovered when looking at similar CapraTek facilities opened within the last 5 years:

Phase 1 = 140 production employees.
Phase 2 = An additional 80 production employees.
Phase 3 = An additional 120 production employees.

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