#### Ron Rompen

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Here's the problem. Our plant runs 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Until recently, I had 3 floor auditors working for me, scheduled for 42.5 hours a week, Monday to Friday.

Now that I have added a fourth auditor, I have been asked to come up with a schedule that will proivde full coverage (i.e. auditor in the plant at all times). The easy way would be the rotating 12hr shifts (4 on, 3 off, 3 on, 4 off) with 4 teams of 1 person each. However, I would like to have a few options to present.

My ideal solution would be a 9 hour shift per auditor, with each auditor scheduled for 5 days, and overlap of 1-2 hours (max) permitted. Each auditor should start at the same time for those 5 days, and then have 2 days off.

I know there is software out there that can do this for me, but I can't justify the purchase for a one-time scheduling plan. I tried doing it manually on graph paper, but it just got messy

Anyone able to help?

Here's the problem. Our plant runs 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Until recently, I had 3 floor auditors working for me, scheduled for 42.5 hours a week, Monday to Friday.

Now that I have added a fourth auditor, I have been asked to come up with a schedule that will proivde full coverage (i.e. auditor in the plant at all times). The easy way would be the rotating 12hr shifts (4 on, 3 off, 3 on, 4 off) with 4 teams of 1 person each. However, I would like to have a few options to present.

My ideal solution would be a 9 hour shift per auditor, with each auditor scheduled for 5 days, and overlap of 1-2 hours (max) permitted. Each auditor should start at the same time for those 5 days, and then have 2 days off.

I know there is software out there that can do this for me, but I can't justify the purchase for a one-time scheduling plan. I tried doing it manually on graph paper, but it just got messy

Anyone able to help?

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