Blog Topics

  • When should your shifts start?

    November 4, 2009

    There is not a perfect answer for this question. Most 8-hour operations have the day shift start between 6:00 am and 7:00 am. The afternoon shift…

  • Getting the Workforce Involved

    October 19, 2009

    I recently received a telephone call from a company that was having problems with their shift schedule.  The problem, it seemed, was that people…

  • Overtime: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    October 12, 2009

    Overtime is a topic that I could write a book about and still only hit the highlights. My intention is to, from time to time, post something about…

  • "I Need a Nap!" -- It's time to sleep on shift.

    October 6, 2009

    Recently I was meeting with a team of union leaders and managers to discuss their shift schedules and our process for evaluating shift schedules…