A production analysis of the night shift in a forest situation
University of New Brunswick
Productivity, in most industries, is lower at night than during the day but accurate figures for logging operations are difficult to obtain. Unfamiliar terrain, poor machine lighting and lack of sufficient supervision tend to hinder the night shift but current operating costs necessitate maximum machine utilization. It is concluded that the night shift should be designed to run as smooth as possible by sacrificing some day shift production in preparing for the night operation. Key Words: Logging lighting, logging productivity, night harvesting.