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Managing a Bank's Currency Inventory Under New Federal Reserve Guidelines

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  • Neil Geismar

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    (Department of Management and Marketing, Prairie View A& M University, P. O. Box 519, MS 2315, Prarie View, Texas 77446-0638)

  • Milind Dawande

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    (School of Management, University of Texas at Dallas, 2601 North Floyd Road, Richardson, Texas 75080)

  • Divakar Rajamani

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    (School of Management, University of Texas at Dallas, 2601 North Floyd Road, Richardson, Texas 75080)

  • Chelliah Sriskandarajah

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    (School of Management, University of Texas at Dallas, 2601 North Floyd Road, Richardson, Texas 75080)

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    Abstract

    New currency recirculation guidelines implemented by the Federal Reserve System (Fed) of the United States are intended to reduce the overuse of its currency processing services by depository institutions (banks). These changes are expected to have a significant impact on operating policies at those depository institutions that handle large volumes of currency. We describe two business models that capture the flow of currency between a bank and the Fed; the first model captures the current operations of most banks, while the second is expected to be adapted by many banks in response to the new guidelines. Motivated by our work with Brink's, Inc., to assess the economic impact that banks will sustain from these guidelines, we present a detailed analysis that provides managers of banks with optimal strategies to manage the flow of currency to and from the Fed for a variety of cost structures and demand patterns. Given this insight into a bank's optimal behavior, the Fed can also use our analysis to fine tune its guidelines to achieve the desired goals.

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    Article provided by INFORMS in its journal Manufacturing & Service Operations Management.

    Volume (Year): 9 (2007)
    Issue (Month): 2 (March)
    Pages: 147-167

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    Handle: RePEc:inm:ormsom:v:9:y:2007:i:2:p:147-167

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    Keywords: currency supply chain; Federal Reserve System; depository institutions; cross-shipping; custodial inventory;

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    Cited by:
    1. Smith, Reginald, 2008. "China's Renminbi Currency Logistics Network: A Brief Introduction," MPRA Paper 11842, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Lundin, Johan F., 2012. "Redesigning a closed-loop supply chain exposed to risks," International Journal of Production Economics, Elsevier, vol. 140(2), pages 596-603.

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