Design a Flowchart for a Process
The last couple of years I have had the task making sure my children are dressed and on time for school. This task is a process performed weekdays during the school year. This task can be time-consuming if the appropriate processes are not performed. Using a flowchart design, I will be able to analyze daily task of making sure my children are dressed and on time for school. By creating a flowchart for this process, it will increase the awareness and reveal issues that can improve the time spent performing the task. This analysis will reveal what needs to be overcome or changed to improve the performance of the task. According to Wiesenfelder (2009) “A standard activity flowchart will provide information about potential bottlenecks, delays, and other common sources of inefficiency and error” (para. 5). This flowchart design will help make this process more efficient where time can be saved. Some factors that significantly affect this process design. The following factors directly affect the process design in my daily task of making sure my children are dressed and on time for school: 1. To get my children clothes ready for school?
2. Wake kids up early enough to get to school on time?
3. What kind of breakfast will my kids eat?
4. Who do I drop off first my two yr old son or my two daughters? These four steps are decision factors, which can significantly affect the time it takes to complete the process of making sure my children are dressed and on time for school. The following are other steps in the process design that can significantly impact the time consumed performing this daily task: 1. Do they get their clothes ready the night before or in the morning? Y or N 2. Did kids go to bed early or late? Y or N
3. Did the kids get up early enough to eat a hot meal, cereal, or pop tart? 4. Whether or not we running late or is there traffic? Y or N 5. No traffic and not running...
References: Wiesenfelder, H. (2009, May). The Importance of Process Mapping in Six Sigma. The Hub for Bright Minds.
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