This shift pattern supports 24/7 operations with lower staffing demands for the swing and night shifts. On any given day, the day shift is staffed by 2 teams while the swing and the night shift are each staffed by only one team. The plan uses 6 teams with each team rotating through the following 3-4 shift sequences during a 6 week period:
- Week 1: 3 day shifts, 4 swing shifts
- Week 2: 3 days off, 4 day shifts
- Week 3: 3 swing shifts, 4 days off
- Week 4: 3 day shifts, 4 night shifts
- Week 5: 3 days off, 4 day shifts
- Week 4: 3 night shifts, 4 days off
|Name||Low Night Demand Plan|
|Shifts||Day (8-hr), Swing (8-hr), Night (8-hr)|
|Repeat Cycle||42 days|
|Rotation||Rotating from day shift to swing shift then day shift to night shift every 3 to 4 days|
|Average Hours per Week||37.3|
|Staffing Fluctuation||Balanced from day to day but not shift to shift. The day shift is staffed by 2 teams while the swing and night shift are staffed by only 1 team.|
|Common Usage||Popular with 24/7 operations with lower staffing demands at night including call centers and air traffic control centers|
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