The classic three-shift system is still used widely; however, with the increasing requirement for 24/7 working, many warehouses have adopted different shift patterns.
The classic shift pattern is as follows:
Shift 1: 0600–1400 hours;
Shift 2: 1400–2200 hours;
Shift 3: 2200–0600 hours;
Shift 4: 0900–1700 hours.
This shift pattern works on an eight-hour day with 24-hour coverage. However, one of the drawbacks is that there is no overlapping shift for the handover of information.
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