Process Flow Chart

Description:

The Process Flow Chart provides a visual representation of the steps in a process.

When to Use:

One of the first activities of a process improvement effort is constructing a flowchart. It provides the following benefits:

1- It give you and everyone a clear understanding of the process.

2- Facilitates teamwork and communication.

3- Helps to identify non-value-added operations.

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Method:

There are many symbols used to construct a flowchart; the more common symbols are shown below:

Identify the process steps and link them together with direction arrows.

Following is an example of a very simple flowchart for the process of getting out of bed in the morning:

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More Info

  • Flowchart Shapes and Description

    This page provides examples of flowchart shapes and descriptions for the flowcharting shapes

  • Flowchart Samples in Quality Assurance

    See our flowchart samples and flowchart benefits. Flowcharts are a critical tool for continuous improvement, documentation systems and other general quality assurance systems.

  • Selecting a Flowchart Program

    We discuss selecting a flowchart program which you can use for flowcharts, fishbone diagrams and other basic continuous improvement tools.





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