There are many reasons why some companies operate their facilities 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Including the cost or inability to stop a manufacturing process, the around the clock needs of the coustomer, or bacuse manufacturing demand is high enough to sustain continous production.
Alternatively, many companies operate on a 24/5 schedule or some similar vibrant.
These companies often meet temporary increases in demand by then adding overtime hours on the weekend.
It the demand is sustained, or increases furtherm this "bolt-on" overtime can cause a number of negative effects when employees are asked (or required) to work more hous, including:
- Excess cost due to overtime and premium pay
- Fatigued workers who are less productive
- Increased human error and production mistakes
- Increased safety incidents
- Decreased morale
- Higher turnover and absenteeism
- Poorer quality
Learn key insights and tips on how to successfully meet the challenges of increased demand.
- Short-term solutions for meeting increased demand.
- Guidelines for determining if expansion is necessary.
- Strategies for making the transition from 24/5 to 24/7 (and not alienating the workforce in the process).
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