Design a Flowchart for a Process

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Design A Flowchart For A Process

Rehana Siddiquee

OPS/571

9th August 2011
Fred Gapasin, Jr.
University of Phoenix

Design A Flowchart For A Process

One of the daily processes that I cannot go without is driving to work every morning. Since I have to be at work by a specific time each morning, the “time” unit is has been prioritized in this process. As per the flowchart below the process begins: 1. Start the car

2. Drive to the gas station if needs gas, otherwise drive to work

3. Stop when the signal is red, otherwise continue driving

4. Completely stop and park the car, when arrive at work.

Couple of the main factors involved in the process that affects this unit are: 1. The car needs gas: if the gas is low, then I need to stop at a gas station and fill up the tank. Each day taking gas requires at least 7 min.

2. Signals one the way turns red: each red signal will add additional wait time. Each time stopping at signal lights take at least 2 min. Altogether I get 5 signal lights on the way to work.

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The metric I have used in the flowchart to measure my process is ‘time’.

Following are the data collected for the work week:
Wednesday (8/3/11): No gas + 2 red signals = 19 min
Thursday (8/4/11): No gas + 3 red signals = 21 min
Friday (8/5/11): Required gas + 2 signals = 26 min
Saturday (8/6/11): No gas + 1 red signals = 17 min
Sunday (8/7/11): No gas + 4 signals =23 min
Monday (8/8/11): No gas + 2 red signals = 19 min

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