Flowchart: Hygiene and Dishes

Topics: Hygiene / Pages: 3 (625 words) / Published: Sep 14th, 2012
Flowchart for a Process

This paper will select a process that I complete every day but would like to spend less time doing. In this case I have selected the process of washing dishes, I will include a flow chart to show how steps in a process fit together, define and analyze the process.
This flowchart will also include comments on the factors that affect the process design and find areas for improvement in the process. This paper will identify one metric that is needed to measure the process. The most appropriate metric to be used is time. The time will be measured in minutes to measure the status and success of the process design.
The factors that affect the process of design in hand wash dishes are how much time I have to spend washing dishes, and what types of dishes are being washed. It acts as decisive factor is execution of steps.
Following are the steps involved in washing dishes: 1. Sort the dishes 2. If I don’t have time to spent hand washing dishes, then go to step 3 else go to step 4. 3. Place dishes in the dishwasher 4. Turn on the water 5. If the dishes are dirtier and greasy make the water hot, else go to step 6. 6. Stop up the drain to make a pool of water to use to wash the dishes. 7. Measure the right amount of dish soap. 8. Squirt the dish soap into the hot water 9. Get out a clean sponge 10. Wet the sponge 11. Scrape off food 12. Soap up the dish 13. Scrub at the dish 14. Rinse with warm water 15. Put the dish on a drying rack to dry or dry them with a clean soft towel 16. Put dishes away 17. Repeat Steps 10 through 16 with the remaining dishes until all of the dishes are clean, dry and put away.
Start and end steps are represented as oval shapes. I have used the parallelogram for processing steps. Decision steps are shown by diamond shape. Arrow symbol is used for showing the flow of process.
Begin collecting data for the identified metric every day of the work

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