The Dupont Shift Pattern

A detailed look at the Dupont Shift Pattern.

Tori Marroquin
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The Dupont Shift Pattern is a common pattern in manufacturing industries and some police departments that provides 24-hour coverage. This pattern is made up of 4 teams (or crews) and 2 12-hour Shift Durations. This shift pattern occurs on a 4-week cycle, in which teams work 4 night shifts, have 3 days off, work 3 day shifts, have a single day off, work 3 night shifts, and ends with a week off.

Pros of the Dupont Shift Schedule:

  • Employees receive an entire week off every 4 weeks

Cons of the Dupont Shift Schedule:

  • Employees work 72 hours in a single week every 4 weeks
  • Shift length is long (12 hours)
  • There’s an average of 2 hours overtime per week

a visual representation of the dupont shift pattern

The WorkSight Scheduler is fully equipped to help you implement the Dupont Shift Pattern. Built to help businesses that operate 24/7, 365 days a year, with equal levels of workload around the clock or unbalanced loads varying by shift. The WorkSight team knows the value of establishing stability in the schedule while equalizing the burden of working undesirable shift times, which means that we can help you get any Shift Pattern in place for your organization. Contact us to learn more, or to schedule a demo.