Date of Award
Master of Science
Guy S. Shane, PhD
his is a follow-on study that examined the effects of converting a large aircraft maintenance squadron from 8-hour shifts to 12-hour shifts. The squadron studied converted its 24-hour maintenance work force from three 8-hour work shifts to two 12-hour work shifts. Data was collected from four different time periods. Three time periods were used for a primary analysis and all four time periods were used for trend analysis. To determine if the 12-hour work shift was effective, workforce productivity was measured during the different work shift periods. Results showed an increase in two productivity measurements, no-change in two productivity measurements, and a decrease in one productivity measurement. It was concluded that 12-hour shifts have a moderate impact on productivity measurements.
DTIC Accession Number
Collette, David P., "Comparison of the Effects of Eight-Hour and Twelve-Hour Shifts on Air Force Aircraft Maintenance Production Levels" (1999). Theses and Dissertations. 5198.