Step 5 - Creating shifts and breaks
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Shifts are a decisive element in the process of
defining relative switching times. This consideration not only
concerns relative events such as
Shift start and
Shift end, but also the identification
of production start and production end times.
Select the top cell in the
Shift/Break column. To create a new
shift, select the
shift context menu item. Be sure to provide a unique
designation for the new shift. We name the shift
Shift 1. With the tab key or the mouse
we move to the column
time. Our shift should start at 06:00:00 a.m. and last until
06:00:00 p.m. So as a
time we enter 06:00:00 and as an
end time 18:00:00.
Shifts are displayed on a grey background, whereas breaks are displayed as white areas.
Our working forces fortunately also get to take
some breaks throughout the day, which we shall now define. To do
so, select a cell from a line within the shift, and open the
relevant context menu. To define a new break, select the
Create break menu item. We
shall call this new break
Morning. We want our first break to
start at 09:00:00 and end at 09:15:00.
We shall now proceed to create the lunch break. Designation: Lunch break; start: 12:00:00; End: 13:00:00.
There remains one break, namely the afternoon break, which we have yet to create. Name: Afternoon; start: 15:00:00; End:
Our model named
Working day should now be configured as