Suppose you were asked to come up with a shift schedule for your business. You have studied your business needs, workload, labor rules, health and safety requirements, and are aware of your employees’ desires and preferences. Ready to tackle the task, you begin to sketch out different shift patterns, draw the X’s and O’s to represent working and non-working days, and juggle the number of employees and shifts to get the coverage you need. You also want to rotate your employees and balance the required positions. Unless shift work consulting is your day job, you will soon find yourself spending an inordinate amount of time and still not getting your schedule done. There has to be a better way!
Snap Schedule is the scheduling tool you’ve been looking for. With its pre-designed schedule plans, creating a new schedule is easy – select a plan, answer a few questions, and Snap Schedule does the rest!
For more information on each plan, double-click its hyperlink.
|Plan ID||Plan Name||Coverage||No. Of Teams||Shifts||Rotation||Repeat Cycle||Avg Hrs /Week|
|C2TF12-1||2 Team Fixed 12||24/7||2||12-Hr||Fixed||1 day||84|
|C3TR12-3||Extended 12||24/7||3||12-Hr||Rotating||21 days||56|
|C3TF08-1||3 Team Fixed 8||24/7||3||8-Hr||Fixed||7 days||56|
|C3TF24-1||3 Team Fixed 24||24/7||3||24-Hr||Fixed||63 days||61.3|
|C3TF24-2||Kelly Shift Schedule||24/7||3||24-Hr||Fixed||9 days||56|
|C3TF24-3||48-96 Shift Schedule||24/7||3||24-Hr||Fixed||6 days||56|
|C3TF24-4||24-48 Shift Schedule||24/7||3||24-Hr||Fixed||3 days||56|
|C4TR08-3||Rotating 8||24/7||4||8-Hr||Rotating||28 days||42|
|C4TR08-4||6 On 2 Off||24/7||4||8-Hr||Rotating||24 days||42|
|C4TR12-1||Fast 12||24/7||4||12-Hr||Rotating||8 days||42|
|C4TR12-3||DuPont Shift Schedule||24/7||4||12-Hr||Rotating||28 days||42|
|C4TR12-4||2-2 3-2 2-3 Rotating Shift Schedule||24/7||4||12-Hr||Rotating||28 days||42|
|C4TR0812-1||8 Plus 12||24/7||4||8-Hr, 12-Hr||Rotating||28 days||42|
|C4TR1415-1||ICU Interns||24/7||4||14-Hr, 15.5-Hr||Rotating||4 days||76.5|
|C4TF12-1||Pitman Shift Schedule||24/7||4||12-Hr||Fixed||14 days||42|
|C5TR0812-1||Panama Plus||24/7||5||8-Hr, 12-Hr||Rotating||280 days||41.6|
|C5TR10-1||4-2 4-3 4-3 Ten Hour Rotating||24/7||5||10-Hr||Rotating||20 days||42|
|C5TR10-2||5-3 5-4 5-3 Ten Hour Rotating||24/7||5||10-Hr||Rotating||25 days||42|
|C5TR10-3||6-4 6-4 6-4 Ten Hour Rotating||24/7||5||10-Hr||Rotating||30 days||42|
|C6TR10-1||4-3 Ten Hour Rotating||24/7||6||10-Hr||Rotating||21 days||40|
|C6TR08-1||Low Night Demand||24/7||6||8-Hr||Rotating||42 days||37.3|
|C21TF08-1||21 Team Fixed 8 5D Plan||24/7||21||8-Hr||Fixed||7 days||40|
|C21TF08-2||21 Team Fixed 8 6D Plan||24/7||21||8-Hr||Fixed||49 days||40|
|N1TF08-1||9 To 5||Not 24/7||1||8-Hr||Fixed||7 days||40|
|N2TF10-1||4-10||Not 24/7||2||10-Hr||Fixed||7 days||40|
|N2TF0809-1||5-4-9||Not 24/7||2||8-Hr, 9-Hr||Fixed||28 days||40|
Plan ID Explained:
A Plan ID uniquely identifies each pre-designed schedule plan. It is a string of numbers and characters that helps convey how the plan is classified.
- The first letter is either C for continuous (24/7) operation or N for non-continuous operation.
- The next two letters represent the number of teams required to implement the plan.
- The next letter is either R for rotating or F for fixed (permanent) shifts.
- The string of numbers that follow represents the shift length used. For examples, 08 indicates 8-hour shift and 0812 indicates a combination of 8-hour and 12-hour shifts.
- The number that follows the dash (-) is the plan number.
|Creating a new schedule from a plan
How do you create a work schedule for 40 employees to cover 24/7 operations and still provide some weekends off? Snap Schedule includes a collection of pre-designed schedule plans to help you do just that. This video demonstrates just how easy it is to create a new schedule using one of our pre-designed plans.
|Using schedule plans to automatically generate work schedules
Snap Schedule can generate rotating shift assignments based on user-defined shift patterns and schedule plans. This video explains how it works and shows you how to design and use a schedule plan.