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Workforce Scheduling in Inbound Customer Call Centres with a Case Study


Molnar, Goran; Jakobovic, Domagoj; Pavelic, Matija
Workforce Scheduling in Inbound Customer Call Centres with a Case Study // EvoApplications 2016
Porto, Portugal, 2016. str. 831-846 (predavanje, međunarodna recenzija, cjeloviti rad (in extenso), znanstveni)


Naslov
Workforce Scheduling in Inbound Customer Call Centres with a Case Study

Autori
Molnar, Goran ; Jakobovic, Domagoj ; Pavelic, Matija

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u zbornicima skupova, cjeloviti rad (in extenso), znanstveni

Izvornik
EvoApplications 2016 / - , 2016, 831-846

Skup
EvoApplications 2016

Mjesto i datum
Porto, Portugal, 30.03.-01.04.2016

Vrsta sudjelovanja
Predavanje

Vrsta recenzije
Međunarodna recenzija

Ključne riječi
Staff scheduling ; Call centres ; GRASP ; Iterated local search

Sažetak
Call centres are an important tool that businesses use to interact with their clients. Their efficiency is especially significant since long queuing times can reduce customer satisfaction. Assembling the call centre work schedule is a complex task that needs to take various and often mutually conflicting goals into account. In this paper, we present a workforce scheduling system suited for small to medium call centres and adjusted to the needs of two real–world client institutions. The scheduling problem is to minimise the difference between allocated and forecasted number of staff members while also caring for numerous legal and organisational constraints as well as staff preferences. A flexible constraint handling framework is devised to enable rapid prototyping methodology used during the development. Based on it, two metaheuristics are devised for schedule construction: GRASP and iterated local search. Performance analysis and comparisons for these two methods are provided, on a real–world problem example. The devised system is successfully implemented in a real world setting of call centres at PBZCard, Croatian largest credit card vendor and PBZ (Intesa Sanpaolo), one of the largest Croatian banks.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Računarstvo



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Ustanove
Fakultet elektrotehnike i računarstva, Zagreb

Autor s matičnim brojem:
Domagoj Jakobović, (223294)