Workforce Optimization for Bank Operation Centers: A Machine Learning Approach

TitleWorkforce Optimization for Bank Operation Centers: A Machine Learning Approach
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsSerengil, S. I., and A. Ozpinar
JournalInternational Journal of Interactive Multimedia and Artificial Intelligence
IssueRegular Issue
Date Published12/2017

Online Banking Systems evolved and improved in recent years with the use of mobile and online technologies, performing money transfer transactions on these channels can be done without delay and human interaction, however commercial customers still tend to transfer money on bank branches due to several concerns. Bank Operation Centers serve to reduce the operational workload of branches. Centralized management also offers personalized service by appointed expert employees in these centers. Inherently, workload volume of money transfer transactions changes dramatically in hours. Therefore, work-force should be planned instantly or early to save labor force and increase operational efficiency. This paper introduces a hybrid multi stage approach for workforce planning in bank operation centers by the application of supervised and unsu-pervised learning algorithms. Expected workload would be predicted as supervised learning whereas employees are clus-tered into different skill groups as unsupervised learning to match transactions and proper employees. Finally, workforce optimization is analyzed for proposed approach on production data.

KeywordsArtificial Neural Networks, Forecasting, Machine Learning, Predictive Modelling, Time Series Analysis
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