This posting is the first in a series of posts that will examine the relationship between the schedule your employees are working and the number of people it takes to staff your operation. Today, I will focus only on a … Read the rest
One of the most common and misunderstood issues surrounding schedules is the relationship between staffing, overtime and the schedule itself.
The reality is that a schedule has no impact on the quantity of overtime your site is experiencing.
Overtime is … Read the rest
There is a big difference between creating a shift schedule for a manufacturing plant and a call center.
More often than not, manufacturing tends to have steady workloads throughout a shift. While there may be someday to day variations or … Read the rest
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 months ago and it’s having an impact on how companies are looking at … Read the rest
Shift work – The more you learn about it, the more you find out how much you didn’t know.
I have friends that know very little about what I do for a living. When I say “I evaluate, design and … Read the rest
More often than not, companies come to us when they are out of capacity. Overtime is high and the workforce is becoming tired. Absenteeism is leading to under-staffing and more overtime.Ã‚ This is the type of death-spiral that does not … Read the rest