Assignment #5: Scheduling at Red, White and Blue Fireworks Company
Minimum Number of Employees Needed and Consecutive Days Days of the Week Three Consecutive Days
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The third step is to find the three consecutive days with the lowest total emplpyees needed. These days are days off. They are bolded in Table 1.
The process continues until the schedule is made for all workers. The schedule is shown in Table 2. The number 1 in the table shows that the employee works on that day, and the number 0 shows that the employee is off. Discuss How Employees Should Be Assigned to the Different Schedules. Employees prefer different days off. Usually they prefer Saturday and Sunday as days off. The company could use seniority as a base for determining the days off. The senior employee could choose first. This will ensure the employees’ priority, and many employees will have desired days off. Discuss any Concerns ThatYou Have with the New Plans and How you Intend to Address Them Although the company’s goal is to meet employee’s satisfaction and minimize excess capacity, it is impossible to meet all employees’ satisfaction. Concerns could be related to the number of days off or ten hours work during the day and many other reasons. It is important to get feedback from employees, consider them and if there are legitimate concerns then it is necessary to consider alternative options.
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