The objective of this discussion is to aid you in mastering the following course competency:
Apply theories, models, and practices of global operations management to address business problems.
More specifically, you will:
Examine information sources and systems that support or affect operations.
Analyze the usefulness of a flow chart in identifying process solutions.
For this discussion, analyze the features of a flow chart that helped you to understand the process you are addressing in your course project. In addition, explain how you intend to use these features to support your process improvement objectives.
Visit Wiley’s Student Companion Site for your Operations Management: Creating Value Along the Supply Chain text for additional resources related to guidelines and examples for constructing graphical flowcharts.
Read the posts of your peers, and respond to two. In your response, address the following:
From your perspective, does the flowchart provided by your peer clearly describe the process candidate for improvement?
Describe the different ways the flowchart can be used.
How would you change the level of detail depending on the audience?