Construction crew scheduling presents many challenges. Most construction projects require crews with the right skills to be scheduled and many job sites to cover. At each job site, crew members must also be assigned to various tasks or work orders. The schedulers must also consider time-off requests, labor rules, and worker availability when developing work crew’s […]
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Manufacturers schedule manufacturing workers on-demand so labor cost control has always been a constant struggle. Poor shift scheduling on the shop floor can lead to increased operating costs, decreased sales, high worker turnover, and soaring grievances. Factory managers often spend countless hours on shift scheduling, trying to get their shifts and work schedules just right. […]
Effective library scheduling, combined with well designed work schedules, go a long way toward improving operational efficiency and better service. Using spreadsheets, documents, online calendars, or paper to schedule library staff, volunteers, or interns may be familiar. Perhaps it’s the way your library has always done library scheduling. While these methods may be sliding by, […]
Setting up the weekly work schedule is a task all of us try to avoid. It’s a job that generally gets passed around until someone is found who is obsessive enough, or unlucky enough, to deal with it. In some security protection companies, the job is farmed out to the site supervisors. In others, the […]
You say you dread two tasks each week: putting together the security guard’s schedule and totaling up the hours for payroll. Both tasks take you hours and there is always at least one mistake. Odds are you are still doing both tasks manually. The term “manually” doesn’t always mean you are using pencil and paper […]
Landing a big contract at a large site is every security salesperson’s dream. Contracts known as 108’s (1 guard, 2 shifts, 7 days a week), 168’s (1 guard, 3 shifts, 7 days a week, and 236’s (2 guards, 3 shifts, 7 days a week) are fairly common. They are the bread and butter jobs that […]
“Our fire department operates 24/7 and need a rotating shift pattern between our Day and Night 12-hour shifts. We have 8 employees to schedule and they should alternate between consecutive Day shifts and Night shifts.” One of the many shift schedules that meet your requirements is below. This schedule plan will require that we set […]
“We operate 24/7 and use 8 hour shifts on weekdays and 12 hour shifts on weekends. I have 1 employee who works the Day shift Monday through Friday. I need a schedule for my remaining 3 employees to fill in the other shifts.” First we’ll note that we have a total of 14 shifts to […]
“My fire department has 9 full-time employees and 5 volunteer employees. My volunteer employees can only work night shifts. I need a work schedule with 4 employees on the day and night shift each, 24/7. I also don’t want my employees to average more than 50 hours per week.” We first draw attention to the fact that […]
“I have a 24/7 manufacturing operation with three 8 hour shifts. I have 20 employees and need to have 5 employees per shift. My employees need at least one stretch of at least 4 days off during a 7 week period. To be fair, employees need to rotate between three shifts.” Because of the need […]
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