A flexible planning, scheduling, and tracking solution for manufacturing companies.
The Resource Manager-DB is designed for busy people who need immediate help in planning and scheduling their operations. With a unique adaptable design, Resource Manager-DB represents the best value available for Manufacturing & Operations Management Software – guaranteed. This software can be configured to meet your specific needs, easily and affordably.
Now you can quit struggling with time consuming decisions such as: what to buy, make, or do AND when to buy, make, or do it. Resource Manager-DB adds powerful scheduling, planning, Shop Management and MRP capabilities to your existing system (be it manual or other), for less than most any other option, GUARANTEED.
Resource Manager-DB is the only low-cost, planning and scheduling solution that works for all manufacturing enterprises. Additionally, this software is designed to adapt to your specific needs, addressing the key issues facing your operation.
By combining ease-of-use for small to medium sized manufacturing operations with powerful reporting and open integration for larger operations, Resource Manager-DB guarantees the power and productivity of high-end systems without the complications and failure rate.
Resource Manager-DB delivers the help you need to effectively plan and schedule your company’s resources, without the time, money and upkeep of traditional options. Finally, you can quit struggling with time consuming decisions such as what to buy, what to make, when to buy it, and when to make it.
Resource Manager-DB adds powerful MRP scheduling, planning and/or tracking capabilities to your existing system (be it manual or other), for less than any other option - satisfaction guaranteed.
Best of all, the Resource Manager runs with Microsoft Office, so you are already familiar with entering data, printing reports, graphing, and more!
Resource Manager-DB is the only system that lets you start with your current data. Do you have a product list somewhere? Link directly into Resource Manager.
How about bills-of-material and routings? Plug directly into Resource Manager-DB and automatically fill in the details. Starting from scratch? Resource Manager-DB features a clean and simple way to create master item lists and dynamically create bills-of-resources.
Where do you need to go? Which orders need to be shipped when? Resource Manager-DB features a simple, single, screen to control your whole operation with easy top level control for recognizing the immediate benefits of an integrated manufacturing system.
Enter (or link with outside system), the quantities and due dates. Optionally add detailed customer or order information. Now schedule.
That’s it! You are in the driver’s seat and cruise control is on. Enjoy the view. Check the production calendar for a quick view of finite - capacity loading on work centers and time-phased inventory levels. Bottlenecks are easy to spot by the red flags. Run your favorite report to view schedule data the way you like it.
Need to correct a schedule? Quickly adjust working calendar, shift available resources, and click to reschedule. For effortless cruise control of your business, simply make the top level changes and regenerate the master schedule with a click of the mouse Change delivery due dates, split up quantities, combine forward and reverse scheduling; all the options for a quick adjustment are under your immediate control.
Beyond the top-level cruise control, Resource Manager - DB allows the user to implement detailed execution plans at their own pace. At any time, the user can easily:
With quick, powerful, and intuitive reporting, the Resource Manager-DB stands above the crowd in its ability to present the important data in an easy and meaningful way. In addition to the robust reports that are included with Resource Manager-DB, the user can work with the schedule database directly. Use all the power of Excel to sort, graph, view, print and export, to meet your unique requirements.
With a single click, the user can generate purchase orders per schedule requirements. The system tracks each received quantity, open or closed status, and adjusts inventory - simply and automatically.
With our ERP, we found it extremely difficult to manage our production efficiently and quote accurate lead times to our customers. Now, with Resource Manager-DB/EDGE combination, an optimum schedule for materials and workcenters is automatically generated. EDGE displays the production schedule by workcenter in an easy-to-understand graphical format. I can make final manual adjustments simply with the click of a mouse and all the dates associated are automatically synchronized back to the ERP.
Resource Manager-DB product provided a unique combination of planning, scheduling, and tracking functionality within a single, yet flexible system.
BAE Systems / Ordinance Systems Inc. set out to design and implement a process that would enable our manufacturing personnel to systematically identify process, equipment, labor, and material limitations when responding to customer order delivery inquiries. We had already purchased and implemented an ERP system (with Material Requirements Planning and Capacity Requirements Planning functionality), but we weren’t satisfied with its ability to recognize our capacity constraints or meet our finite scheduling needs. The MRP product allowed us to enter Master Scheduler that exceeded available capacity and offered little visibility when we did so. Consequently we chose to discontinue its use for production planning activities.
After a review process, that included sending sample data from our ERP System, we selected User Solutions’ Resource Manager-DB solution. User Solutions has always been highly responsive in addressing our specific needs. In a very short time, we had the majority of our bills of resource, inventory items and work centers loaded.
Now, we have a solution that has become a vital tool in our production planning and scheduling activities. We are extremely satisfied with the offering and are pleased to recommend to others looking for a capacity and production planning solution — either integrated with ERP or standalone.
Delivering accurate information to our customers in a timely manner is the core of our business. Each financial analyst on our staff handles multiple accounts, and our biggest challenge was finding a resource scheduling system which would allow us to share the same resources across multiple projects. User Solutions’ Workcenter Scheduler XL provided that solution.
We tried several options before Workcenter Scheduler XL, including Microsoft Project. We found the others to be difficult to maintain in our environment, or simply undependable. Consequently, we were unable to adequately predict delivery times and our customers were suffering. After viewing the Noah 2000 system and speaking with the representative from User Solutions, I found them to be very responsive. The application filled almost all my needs, and User Solutions was happy to provide customization to tailor the product for our company. They proved to be avid problem solvers and a great example of what a customer solution provider should be.
Setting accurate customer expectations has been the greatest benefit. We are able to track problem areas and get good feedback on potential bottlenecks before they happen. No more unknown statuses, and it makes adjusting schedules easy! We now know exactly what staffing requirements are and can flex our workforce to fit the changing needs of our customers.
We have found these products are a perfect complement to traditional MRP and Shop Control systems. They enable the user to quickly generate various ‘what-if’ plans for feasible and efficient master scheduling, all without disrupting the current system.
In addition to complementing traditional systems, the Resource Manager is the perfect beginning system for companies just getting started with computerizing their operations, both here and abroad. It provides a quick, easy, and flexible method to organize parts, routings, operations, costs, Bills-Of-Materials, and perform basic scheduling, inventory management, even purchasing.
Our customers love the fact that since the Resource Manager is compatible with Excel, they are immediately comfortable with running the system.
The problems we wanted to solve were therefore:
Provide a scheduling system that allows quick changes in a very dynamic demand situation Provide a quick and easy costing system for products Provide a quick and easy system for materials requirements planning Enable BOMs and Routes to be quickly and easily built “on the run” MRP Report in Excel MRP Report in Excel
A whole system can be built up while it is generating value, which is particularly valuable in a start up situation such as our Chinese plant.