Web-based programs take the pain out of shift scheduling
- Scheduling employees for around-the-clock operations. Browne, Jim // IIE Solutions;Feb2000, Vol. 32 Issue 2, p30
Deals with the steps in employee scheduling for operations. Questions to consider in the scheduling; Importance of forecasting customer demand; Work measurement considerations.
- Employers catering to special needs of shift workers. Fletcher, Lee // Business Insurance;06/26/2000, Vol. 34 Issue 26, p12
Focuses on employers' efforts to address the work and life benefits of shift workers in the United States as of June 26, 2000. Work and life concerns of shift workers; Emphasis on workplace safety issues.
- Quality on the night shift. Larson, Melissa // Quality;Jun98, Vol. 37 Issue 6, p56
Discusses how plant managers and quality controllers can help night-shift workers produce quality products. Why the period from 1 a.m. to 5 p.m. is a danger zone; Job procedures that workers must consider; Ways to compensate for lower night-shift motivation. INSET: NIOSH handbook suggests...
- Computerization Helps Solve Staff Scheduling Problems. Jecmen, Carol; Stuerke, Nancy M. // Nursing Economic$;Noc/Dec83, Vol. 1 Issue 3, p209
Some of the most dramatic legislation enacted since Medicare promises reforms that will demand nursing accountability as never before. The ability to quickly adjust staffing levels by acuity and case mix will become paramount in hospitals financial survival, as they adjust to managing the...
- SUCCESSFUL HOSPITAL PERSONNEL SCHEDULING. Megeath, Joe D. // Interfaces;Feb78, Vol. 8 Issue 2, p55
The practice of Management Science involves the search for a solution, or improvement, to a particular problem. All too often, though, Management Science is taken to be the application of sophisticated Management Science tools. This paper describes a situation in which a nonquantitative person...
- Mixed-integer programming models for an employee scheduling problem with multiple shifts and work locations. Al-Yakoob, Salem M.; Sherali, Hanif D. // Annals of Operations Research;Nov2007, Vol. 155 Issue 1, p119
This paper is concerned with the problem of assigning employees to gas stations owned by the Kuwait National Petroleum Corporation (KNPC), which hires a firm to prepare schedules for assigning employees to about 86 stations distributed all over Kuwait. Although similar employee scheduling...
- Solving the multi-objective nurse scheduling problem with a weighted cost function. Parr, D.; Thompson, J. M. // Annals of Operations Research;Nov2007, Vol. 155 Issue 1, p279
The primary objective of the nurse scheduling problem is to ensure there are sufficient nurses on each shift. There are also a number of secondary objectives designed to make the schedule more pleasant. Neighbourhood search implementations use a weighted cost function with the weights dependent...
- Win--win working. Charlesworth, Karen // Printing World;Jul2007, p52
The article focuses on the adoption of continental shift pattern by HSW Print Ltd. at its printing plant in Caerphilly, Wales on January 2, 2007. Together with a B1 folder crew, the crews work three 12-hour days followed by four days off. The routine begins at 9:00 P.M. on Saturday evening,...
- Don't Forget Your Shift Workers. Joinson, Carla // HRMagazine;Feb99, Vol. 44 Issue 2, p80
Offers suggestions on managing shift workers. Concerns of a night-shift worker; How to counter frustrations; How to offset the perception that workers on the night shift are not the company's brightest.