MPulse’s labor resource management features provide a direct link between the people you depend on and the work orders you manage. Let’s learn how MPulse Resource Leveling and Resource Planning can help you.
Resource Leveling in CMMS
The MPulse Resource Leveling tool is available from your Maintenance Advisor dashboard as soon as you log in.
On the left, you can choose Employees or Vendors from the Resource Type field. For this example, we selected Employees.
When you select a resource or an employee, MPulse displays a calendar of the work orders currently assigned to them. You can view this calendar by Month, Week, or Day. On the calendar, you can drag and drop work orders around to change the due date or adjust the estimated hours.
You’ll see a list of all work order records on the right side. There are two subsets: the top shows work orders assigned to this resource, and the bottom shows the work orders not assigned to this resource. You can assign a work order to this resource simply by dragging the work order and dropping it onto the calendar.
You also add an employee to a work order that’s been assigned to someone else. MPulse will give you the option to replace the existing employee or add the resource as an additional employee assigned to the work order.
Resource Planning in CMMS
MPulse’s Resource Planning tool calculates the number of records or estimated hours for scheduled maintenance records. As a result, you can plan and staff accordingly.
This example shows all scheduled maintenance records grouped by region and broken down by week for one year. Each of these rows shows the scheduled maintenance records for that region and week, which are color coded. These colors are based on the average number of scheduled maintenance tasks for this time period. Red is too high. Blue is too low. Green is just right.
Click on any cell to see the scheduled maintenance records relevant to the count.
You can build your own Resource Planning layouts by clicking the Configure icon in the top right corner.
In this configuration, we chose Equipment Records and Scheduled Maintenance Count. Next, we picked the date range and how these dates will be grouped. Then, we picked the fields from the asset records that will group the data that displays in the layout. Note: you can move these groups around to determine the order. Lastly, we used filters to narrow down exactly what we want to see, and defined the color codes. Then, we clicked the Save icon.
Now this layout is available on the left side of the screen.
Remember, if you use MPulse Role-Based Access Control, each user will only see the records that pertain to their role.
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