Many factories work one shift or two shifts or three shifts as per the requirement. They will have the required permissions from the governments as well as they will have the required staff and workforce also. It all depends on the demand for the products. Orders lost 2 years back may not be obtained again this year. The position depends on the present-day requirements.
No manufacturer will leave any order if he is having any chance of supplying the same. So they will accept the order and then plan all the requirements and see that they will supply the material on time. So factories prefer working as per their requirement. This is a very well known factot
One interesting thing regarding shift pattern is that there is an inherent resistance for 3 shift pattern in any organisation in any place until it is forced from the top. We can see the example of call centres many of which run in 3 shifts but the employees are not happy and always complain about their periodic night shift duty.
Most of the people in our country will try to get a job in the normal shift and only in exceptional situation they will go for 3 shift patterns.
There are thousands of court cases pending in the courts but if someone suggests about shift duty in courts then there will be big resistance.
In fact if sufficient job volume is there then the shift pattern is definitely one good way to generate employment for more and more people.
Knowledge is power.
If the demands are sluggish in nature, the management would stick to one shift only for producing the materials. If the pattern of demand does not improve with the time, the management would think of curtailing the manpower for the effective utilisation of their expenses.
'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
Even this challenging situation would ease