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Visualizing Resource Management (1)

Visualizing Resource Management – the art, the science and the power to visually plan and position the right resources, in the right places, at the right times.  Sounds like a fairly straight forward concept and should be wrapped into every ERP, Logistics and CRM related software consumed by any organization.

And that’s where the opportunity presents itself – most enterprise systems do not employ visual resource planning and scheduling. The complexities of visually representing multi-dimensional resource scheduling data is challenging and very rewarding when you get it right.  There are two products that have stood the test of various industries for the last twenty years and have got it right, every time.

Of course these products didn’t start out as they are today – through the course of your enterprise management demands and coding challenges, Studio Controls and Solutions Schedule have been influenced and have evolved significantly over the course of the last twenty years. To where we are at this time – the strongest most feature rich, natural user interface design controls available – consumed by commercial software companies for myriad industries around the world.

Welcome to 2016!  The next step in the evolution of Visual Resource Management, Natural Language Processing and Text Analytics.  We have a number of exciting new developments to share with you in course of the next number of months.  First, we’re going to start with a number of product updates, then shortly after that a whole new multi-faceted scheduling control and then the world of how we search, divine and consume information changes.

Value

Value is more important than ever and competitive advantage a critical aspect of current business climates. The combination of Value and Competitive Advantage can be found in all of DBI’s product and service offerings. From the Solutions Schedule series of products to the Calendar and Studio Controls line up, combined with services that include custom component development that meet our customer’s specific needs to total project development  –  value and competitive advantage are cornerstones of who we are.

We respond to customer requests and market demands for solutions that help organizations attain optimized resourcing, process efficiencies and great Windows application design. No other company in the general UX design and Scheduling component software industry understands Scheduling and Resource Management like DBI Technologies Inc. Our products and services have been helping consultants and corporate enterprises alike surpass their requirements for natural, intuitive, snap-in and reusable functionality. Value and competitive advantage that increase the bottom line.

The whole story at:     http://www.dbi-tech.com

Lean Healthcare Logistics…

Healthcare is a hot topic around the world. In developed regions the strain on healthcare systems is becoming very apparent, influenced substantially by our aging populations. In North America and the United States specifically – as advanced nations evolve the provisioning of equitable healthcare for all citizens – this politically and socially charged hot potato will become more reliant on lean healthcare logistics.

In advancing nations including Brazil, China, etc. – with growing and more affluent populations and their higher standards of living demand increasing levels of healthcare services. Ever mindful of the healthcare challenges experienced by other nations, the developing nation leaders are looking for tighter integration of computer technology along with human expertise to elevate delivery of services.

Today’s pace and increasing demographics now plague healthcare systems. Inherent inefficiencies, brought about by expanding demands on systems not geared nor designed for the thresholds we’re demanding today. Stresses that can stifle innovation unless we start exercising creative approaches. We all know there’s no one quick fix, that our current generation and the next generations too, must evolve its’ healthcare systems to attain the levels of care we have come to expect.

Lean Healthcare Delivery becomes a critical concept in our creative approach for more efficient provisioning, in an ever increasingly frugal financial world. At the very least, lean healthcare concepts drive to remove unnecessary duplication of processes, testing and procedures to the point of finite planning and scheduling of predictable outcomes. In so doing, we provide the flexibility to appropriately accommodate unplanned and emergency services that we are very adept at executing.

In parts of our healthcare systems, being able to understand the timing mechanisms and their influences on the delivery of care and the quality of that care can be the difference between a fluid process; from general practitioner to lab results to specialist referral to treatment without interruption – Versus, an interrupted process, that for what ever reason lab results go stale, referrals are delayed, and so-on causing duplication and expensive critical time delays along the continuum of care. In the healthcare journey, if each primary step in the process is visible, the resources cohesively planned and the timing mechanisms for each resource understood throughout the continuum of care, we know great results are attainable.

Removing the causes of duplication can easily fund new healthcare initiatives, everywhere. By giving all stages of the healthcare process an understanding of the timing mechanisms, we can effectively resolve much of the frustration experienced in our healthcare systems.

Since 1996, custom and commercial software development groups have been consuming DBI Technologies Inc. (http://www.dbi-tech.com) snap-in, reusable Scheduling, UI and UX component software to deliver advanced healthcare systems that allow visual planning and scheduling of all resources – visually articulating the impact of a fluid, uninterrupted continuums of care. Through the provisioning of industry tested, critical path, drag and drop, visual enterprise resource planning and scheduling component software, DBI has had an envious opportunity to speak, consult, discuss, debate and understand many of the concerns from all regions of the world. It has been a fascinating journey to understand the cultural differences from one region to the next and to see the commonalities we are all faced with today and challenged to solve.

We need to continue challenging ourselves, to look at the situation from various perspectives – we have all the metrics to make good decisions, to understand the impacts across the continuum of care – if we don’t communicate the timing mechanisms, make visible the impacts causing needless delays and duplication we have missed the opportunity of a life time.

By deploying visible, multi – resource based planning and scheduling systems across the healthcare enterprise, we empower the healthcare professionals we hold accountable, with the tools to effect positive results.

We have the technologies, the skills and the resources to effect visual, schedule-based communication mechanisms that are simple to understand, that are viewed as everyday tools, and that are common and not something from outer-space, using a presentation medium that allows every practitioner along the process to see, to communicate, to comprehend the critical path for success.

Egyptians, Scholars, Henry Gantt, Kelly and Walker

It’s surmised that scheduling dates back 3000 years to ancient Egyptian times and the 

construction of the Pyramids. Although empirical records are not available to prove otherwise,
it’s reasonable to believe this to be true. Especially when one considers the marble
infrastructure that was built to support the Pharaohs tombs. The years it took to build the
marble beams and the the planning to move and place such weight, all to dovetail with the
balance of construction.

Fast forward to an era around mid to late 1700 and a couple of scholars, theologians, chemists
and the like … who upon their many musings and search for understanding are believed to be
the creators of the first bar charts and histograms, which they used to present chronologies.
(Priestly and Playfair) Leading the way to the early 1900’s and Henry Gantt who used his
visual charting technique for machine shop production (sound familiar) and not for project
management as one might have thought.

Critical path analysis and the finer development of algorithms started to appear around the
1950’s when Kelly and Walker were developing scheduling methodologies at DuPont. The aid of
computing technology coming right around the corner helped fast track (in context of the early
Egyptians) and further the specialization of the developed and developing theories, algorithms
and structures – the basis of today’s scheduling sciences.

How far we have come and will travel in the very near future.