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The addition of external transit to Merit’s IP work stream significantly increased the variability of check processing volumes and has complicated the forecasting of workloads at IP operations centers. Since the large majority of check volumes through the early 1990s had been from Merit-operated retail branches, IP workloads had been considerably more forecastable based on historical business patterns in Merit’s retail branch networks. During most of this period, monthly transactions reports from retail branches were a useful guide in developing courier, encoder and cash letter schedules based on standard personnel scheduling models for minimizing operator idle time (Ftizsimmons and Fitzsimmons 1998; Starr 1996).
Cheryl Reed for her timely appearance and Ms. Susan Paesel for her expert editing. Report No. 01-17 was supported by the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Washington, DC, under Work Unit No. 0604771N-60001. S. Government. Approved for public release; distribution unlimited. Human subjects participated in this study after giving their free and informed consent. This research has been conducted in compliance with all applicable Federal Regulations governing the Protection of Human Subjects in Research.
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