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Resource Manager DB: In Depth

Resource Manager-DB (RMDB) is an affordable, flexible and quick-to-implement approach to resolve your production planning, scheduling and tracking challenges. Designed by customers just like you, Resource Manager-DB features a single, simple menu (dashboard) requiring minimal transactions to keep the system accurate. RMDB’s unique, customer driven architecture allows you to start very simply, focusing on one area at a time, enabling you to provide minimal information in order to recognize immediate benefits.
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If you find you are still using manual white boards and/or Excel for trying to manage your production scheduling, you will find RMDB a refreshing option. RMDB’s intuitive and flexible structure and data integration, enables US to offer a no-risk, pre-sales, implementation walk-through to demonstrate exactly how the system can benefit your operations.
Since 1991, our mission has been to help manufacturers solve manufacturing and operations management problems with intuitive and easy-to-implement tools.
The unique architecture facilitates custom configuration, in hours or days, vs. typical custom programming taking weeks or months. By driving our product development based on your requests, combined with the rapid custom configuration abilities of RMDB, the result is a solution that fits your operation like a glove, quickly and affordably. Featuring easy integration with Excel, ERP, accounting, custom or other legacy systems, RMDB will provide you unsurpassed improvements in production planning and scheduling and enterprise-wide communication.
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From job shops, to small-medium manufacturers, to multi-nationals, finally there is an affordable and adaptable production planning and scheduling solution that fits like a glove. Resource Manager-DB guarantees the benefits and productivity of high-end systems yet within a timely and cost effective approach. Adapts to how you work Leverages existing data Quick to configure or reconfigure

Adapts to how you work

Leverages existing data

Quick to configure or reconfigure

Works The Way You Do

Resource Manager-DB is the only system that is designed to adapt to your specific operational needs and nuances. RMDB utilizes your existing data resulting in rapid implementation and acceptance success.
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Features

Cruise Control Software for your Manufacturing Enterprise Fill’er Up

Resource Manager-DB lets you easily work with your current data. Do you have a product list somewhere? How about bills-of-material and/or routings? Sales orders, inventory levels, even work-in-process data. Import directly into Resource Manager-DB and let RMDB automatically fill in the details. You can even maintain this data in other systems, such as ERP, then refresh on demand. Starting from scratch? Resource Manager-DB features a clean and simple way to create master item lists and dynamically create bills-of-resources. Resource Manager-DB is designed to work seamlessly with Excel. IMPORTANT TAKEAWAY #1: This provides great flexibility in rapid implementation options as it allows you to load, edit, reload entire data sets with the click of a button. Not only for importing data, Resource Manager-DB also provides easy Excel output for reporting. IMPORTANT TAKEAWAY #2: These output reports can be circulated, then imported right back into Resource Manager-DB to update the system. Below is such an example: the user gets a custom report, all in familiar Excel, uses it to easily track production and it’s imported back into RMDB, to update the system. Keep in mind, these reports run on any version of Excel anywhere — Cloud, tablet, laptop, network, desktop, smart phone, on-site, off-site and enterprise wide.
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Check the “MAP”

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Where do you need to go? Which orders need to be shipped when? Resource Manager features a simple, single, screen to control your whole operation.
Enter (or link with outside system), the quantities and due dates. Optionally add detailed customer or order information. Now schedule.
Only Resource Manager gives you quick and easy top level control for recognizing the immediate benefits of an integrated manufacturing system

Relax, Cruise Control is on

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.
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Fine Tuning

Beyond the top-level cruise control, Resource Manager-DB allows the user to implement detailed execution plans at their own pace. At any time, you can:

Overview

With quick, powerful, and intuitive reporting, 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 easily configure canned, custom reports that become a permantent part of the system. In addition, you can work with the schedule database directly and use all the power of Access and Excel to sort, graph, view, print and export, to meet your unique requirements.

Gantt Report

A great top-level view of all activity with details only a click away. Instantly check the due dates of all jobs in schedule, drill down to find bottlenecks, adjust capacity and schedule to meet critical dates.
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Summary Report

The report will tell you what you need to buy or make, how much, and when – all consolidated on a single sheet. An instant, top level MRP Report for all products and workcenter loading. View over any time horizon – by day, week, or month.
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Item Report

This sheet summarizes all requirements per part number. Ideal for WorkCenter Loading, the system lists each job, when to start, when complete, and how much is required.
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Calendar Report

View and print the schedule in familiar “wall calendar” format.

Workcenter Report

Instant, real-time views of all critical workcenter activity by: daily loading, backlog, % utilization, hours available and bottlenecks. Allows for quick overtime scheduling and other detailed adjustments for any workcenter on any day. Also features a daily workcenter “to-do” list.

Routing & Tree Report tree

Intuitive reports for visual bill-or-resource verification, process flow and schedule feedback.
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Production Report

Perfect for traveler or work order printout. Automatically reconciles inventory and capacity for a job and lists sequence of operations and products to fulfill order on time. Includes space for check off and actual feedback as well as job costing and variance reporting.
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Purchasing & Receiving

Resource Manager-DB excels with its integrated purchasing and receiving module. Designed to porptmeet meet the tough requirements for Lean Manufacturing, you won’t find any muda here. With a single click, the user can generatepurchase orders per Kanban and\or standard schedule requirements. The system tracks each received quantity, open or closed status, and adjusts inventory – simply and automatically. Automatically e-mail RFQs and POs to vendors.
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Special Services & Partners

User Solutions offers a variety of direct services to meet any special needs, including: automatic data integration with other systems, customized reports, on site training and configuration and much more. In addition, User Solutions has partnered with a number of complementary product and service companies to provide complete solutions focused on unique needs.
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