"They have to gather all the punch cards from the computerized requests and manually take them over to the mainframe computer and feed the punch cards into the reader."
Back in the late 1960s, our main concern was to use a really good set of rubber bands to hold our card decks together. And then, once in a great while, somebody would throw their card deck into the card reader with the rubber bands still on. That always caused great gnashing of teeth.
Just think, an IBM System 360 probably lives in Bozeman, Montana.