Blog Topics

  • When is high overtime appropriate?

    February 1, 2010

    We are typically asked about ways to lower overtime. It is clear that most companies view overtime as a necessary evil. They try to get it as low as…

  • Considerations for Multiple Schedules

    December 10, 2009

    Often, when we start on a project with a company, the question will be asked, "Can we put in more than one schedule?" The intent is to…

  • Alertness on 12-hour night shifts

    December 2, 2009

    The problem with all night shifts, regardless of shift length, is that they don't match up with the lifestyles of the rest of the world. On…

  • A schedule is more than a day-on-day-off pattern

    November 24, 2009

    Most people that come to our site are thinking "I need a shift schedule so all I need to do is search the internet until I find a pattern that I…

  • Lean Manufacturing

    November 12, 2009

    Lean manufacturing is one of those rare production crazes that actually works. People that have never heard of it might immediately think it implies…