Analyzing performance of a global help desk team operation - Country handoffs, efficiencies and costs

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Abstract

In this paper, we study the characteristics of a global help desk operation using Volvo IT support help desk. We analyze the incidents log produced by the Volvo IT department that gives the full path of an incident and the participating country and worker at each step. Our main goal is to gain a better understanding of the nature of international traffic flows that occur during the resolution of incidents. We find that increasing the number of participating countries negatively affects IT service efficiency metrics. Further, we breakdown international traffic flows (by high- and low-efficiency countries) and examine the country effects and their implications in terms of efficiency and cost in considerable detail. The results and insights gained are discussed at length and can help in optimizing incident resolution workflows from a cost, efficiency and resource allocation perspective.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 53rd Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2020
EditorsTung X. Bui
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages353-362
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780998133133
StatePublished - 2020
Event53rd Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2020 - Maui, United States
Duration: Jan 7 2020Jan 10 2020

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
Volume2020-January
ISSN (Print)1530-1605

Conference

Conference53rd Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityMaui
Period1/7/201/10/20

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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