Red, White, and Blue Fireworks

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Red, White, and Blue Fireworks Company Red, White, and Blue Fireworks Company
Develop a staffing plan for RWBFC in accordance with the constraints stated in the case.

employee Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat Sun
1 x x x x off off off
2 x x x x off off off
3 x x x x off off off
4 x x x x off off off
5 x x x x off off off
6 x x x x off off off
7 x x x x off off off
8 x x x x off off off
9 x x x x off off off
10 x x x x off off off
11 off off off x x x x
12 off off off x x x x
13 off off off x x x x
14 off off off x x x x
15 off off off x x x x
16 off off off x x x x
17 off off off x x x x
18 off off off x x x x
19 off off off x x x x
20 off off off x x x x
21 x off off off x x x
22 x off off off x x x
23 x off off
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This schedule satisfies all requirements outlined and balances the each shift. A total of 40 employees will be needed to satisfy this schedule.
Discuss the method used in developing the staffing plan.
A variation of the Tibrewala, Phillippe, and Brown technique was used to solve this issue. This technique allows a company to operate seven days a week and gives each employee two consecutive days of rest (Reid & Sanders). The technique requires you to schedule the days off on the day of the week with the fewest employees working. Since all days require the same number of employees, random days were selected throughout the week until all requirements were met.
Discuss how employees should be assigned to the different schedules.
This technique gives the manager work schedules for each employee to satisfy minimum daily staffing requirements. Although it is not a unique solution, the schedule gives each full-time employee two consecutive days off. The next step is to replace employee numbers with employee names. The manager can give the senior employee first choice of schedules and proceed until all the employees have been assigned a schedule. Employees should be allowed to chose the schedules they desire based on seniority. The selection process should start with the most senior employee and proceed to the junior man or woman. Management could also consider rotating the schedules. Employees could be set up in blocks and change to the next weeks