Valuable Website for Managers of Shiftwork Operations

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The leading shiftwork consulting firm, Shiftwork Solutions LLC, has revised and expanded its website. Managers of shiftwork operations can benefit from the extensive information available there, such as a discussion of major shift work issues, numerous examples of shift schedules, and a blog. Managers also can sign up for a free quarterly newsletter and periodic updates on various shift schedule topics.

In addition to the valuable information on the website, we also offer free quarterly newsletters and periodic schedule topic updates. Managers can sign up for either of these on the web site.

Shiftwork Solutions LLC, a consulting firm that specializes in solving shiftwork problems, announced that it has revamped and expanded its website. The new address is http://shift-work.com.

The upgraded web site includes a discussion of critical issues, examples of shift schedules, and other vital information related to multi-shift operations. Managers of shiftwork operations will benefit from this valuable resource. There is also a blog that expands on selected shiftwork issues.

As explained by Dan Capshaw, one of the company's two partners, "Managers who are planning to change employee work schedules come to our website looking for information such as examples of different shift schedules. Many are shocked when they see the number of complex issues that should be considered when making that change."

Shift schedule issues discussed on the website include the following:

  • Asset utilization
  • Building consensus
  • Communication
  • Employee involvement
  • Food processing sanitation
  • Improving productivity
  • Increasing alertness
  • Lean manufacturing
  • Managing absenteeism
  • Managing growth
  • Managing overtime
  • Pay policies
  • Relief crews
  • Relieving bottlenecks
  • Rotating vs. fixed shifts
  • Schedule implementation
  • Shift length
  • Skill balance
  • Sleep and alertness

For managers who want to see actual schedules and learn their suitability for certain situations, the website currently has ten different schedule topics available:

  • 8-hour, 7-day
  • 12-hour, 7 day
  • Fixed shift schedules
  • Variable coverage requirements
  • Providing 7-day coverage with a weekend crew
  • Semi-continuous 6-day shift schedule
  • Fly-in, fly-out shift schedules
  • Building maintenance coverage into a schedule
  • A slow-rotating, long-break shift schedule
  • High overtime schedules

According to Jim Dillingham, the company's other partner, "In addition to the valuable information on the website, we also offer free quarterly newsletters and periodic schedule topic updates. Managers can sign up for either of these on the web site."

Consultants from Shiftwork Solutions LLC have helped hundreds of companies in a variety of industries to develop shiftwork solutions that satisfy business requirements, employee preferences, and health/safety considerations. The company's two partners, Dan Capshaw and Jim Dillingham, have worked as consultants in this specialized field for more than 17 years apiece.

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