Blog Topics

  • About this blog

    February 12, 2013

    Welcome to my blog on Shiftwork Operations.

    My name is Jim Dillingham and for the last 25 years, I've had a job that some have called a…

  • Use Your Data - Part 2

    April 25, 2011

    Yesterday the New York times published an article about companies that use their data for decision-making. As I mentioned a few weeks ago, doing so…

  • Use Your Data -- Know Your Business

    April 5, 2011

    Over the last 20 years I have evaluated the operations of hundreds of manufacturing, processing, mining, and service organizations. Three things I…

  • The FDA and Sanitation

    March 22, 2011

    Everyone in the food industry is rapidly becoming aware of the new sheriff in town.

    The FDA has vastly more authority than it did only a few…

  • Covering a 12-hour vacancy

    May 17, 2010

    There is no doubt that shiftworkers prefer 12-hour shifts over 8-hour shifts. It's not that they like being at work for an extra four hours. They…