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Balancing staffing and switching costs in a service center with flexible servers

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  • Batta, Rajan
  • Berman, Oded
  • Wang, Qian

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  • Batta, Rajan & Berman, Oded & Wang, Qian, 2007. "Balancing staffing and switching costs in a service center with flexible servers," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 177(2), pages 924-938, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ejores:v:177:y:2007:i:2:p:924-938
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    1. Terekhov, Daria & Christopher Beck, J., 2009. "An extended queueing control model for facilities with front room and back room operations and mixed-skilled workers," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 198(1), pages 223-231, October.
    2. De Bruecker, Philippe & Van den Bergh, Jorne & Beliën, Jeroen & Demeulemeester, Erik, 2015. "Workforce planning incorporating skills: State of the art," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 243(1), pages 1-16.
    3. Özlük, Özgür & Elimam, Abdelghani A. & Interaminense, Eduardo, 2010. "Optimum service capacity and demand management with price incentives," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 204(2), pages 316-327, July.
    4. Aktekin, Tevfik, 2014. "Call center service process analysis: Bayesian parametric and semi-parametric mixture modeling," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 234(3), pages 709-719.
    5. Olivella, Jordi & Nembhard, David, 2016. "Calibrating cross-training to meet demand mix variation and employee absence," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 248(2), pages 462-472.
    6. Brusco, Michael J., 2015. "A bicriterion algorithm for the allocation of cross-trained workers based on operational and human resource objectives," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 247(1), pages 46-59.
    7. Henao, César Augusto & Ferrer, Juan Carlos & Muñoz, Juan Carlos & Vera, Jorge, 2016. "Multiskilling with closed chains in a service industry: A robust optimization approach," International Journal of Production Economics, Elsevier, vol. 179(C), pages 166-178.
    8. Gnanlet, Adelina & Gilland, Wendell G., 2014. "Impact of productivity on cross-training configurations and optimal staffing decisions in hospitals," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 238(1), pages 254-269.

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