It depends on many factors outside of just the number of shifts in a plant. Other factors to consider are:

  1. Are they different processes or the same?
  2.  How many problems or issues are there in the production line?
  3. What is the urgency around the problems?
  4. How many improvements are happening?

Tracy O'Rourke

Tracy is a Managing Partner & Executive Advisor at For almost 20 years, she's helped leading organizations like Washington State, Cisco and GE build problem-solving muscles with Lean Six Sigma to achieve their goals.