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Low Night Demand Plan

This plan 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

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Characteristics

Plan ID C6TR08-1
Name Low Night Demand Plan
Applicability 24/7 operations
Teams Required 6
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.
Pluses
  • At least 3 days off after consecutive shifts
  • 8-hr shifts
Minuses
  • 7 consecutive work days
  • Requires 6 teams
Common Usage Popular with 24/7 operations with lower staffing demands at night including call centers and air traffic control centers
Notes

You can use Snap Schedule Employee Scheduling Software to try out this shift schedule.


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