Staffing of time-varying queues using a geometric discrete time modelling approach

Chen, Xi and Worthington, David John (2017) Staffing of time-varying queues using a geometric discrete time modelling approach. Annals of Operations Research, 252 (1). pp. 63-84. ISSN 0254-5330

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Abstract

Many queueing systems with time-dependent arrivals require time-dependent staffing to provide satisfactory service levels at reasonable cost. Feldman et al. (Manag Sci 54(2):324–338, 2008) proposed an iterative staffing algorithm designed to deliver time-stable performance in which successive iterations were evaluated via simulation experiments. In this paper we present and evaluate an analytical queueing model combined with an iterative staffing algorithm to be used for setting staffing levels to achieve time-stable performance in call centre type queues. Empirical results show that the method to be considerably faster than simulation based methods and considerably more accurate than the industry standard analytical methods.

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Journal Article
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Annals of Operations Research
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81196
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Deposited On:
30 Aug 2016 14:02
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Yes
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Published
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03 Mar 2020 16:10