Types of Flowchart - Overview
Edraw defines some flowchart types, and divides them into ten categories. Every flowchart type has specific shapes and examples.
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Basic Flowchart is often used to define and document
basic work and data flows, financial, production and quality management
processes to increase efficiency of you business.
Business Process Modeling Diagram
is a graphical representation for specifying business
processes in a workflow.
Process Flowchart is also known as the system
flow diagram or SFD. The main reason of using process flowchart is to show the
relation between major parts of the system.
Cross Functional Flowchart
is often used to show the relationship between a business process
and the functional units (such as departments) responsible for that process.
involves creating a flow chart model that illustrates and analyzes the overall
flow of activities in producing a product or service.
Data Flow Diagram is a significant modeling
technique for analyzing and constructing information processes.
IDEF Flowchart is used to apply structured methods
to better understand how to improve manufacturing productivity.
IDEF2 is often used to represent the time varying
behavior of resources in a manufacturing system, providing a framework for
specification of math model-based simulations.
List is used to draw commonly used list, block list,
picture list and table list.
Process is used to show a progression or sequential steps
in a task, process or workflow.
is widely used to model
state machines in the telecommunications, aviation, automotive and medical
Program Flowchart is a graphic representation of an
algorithm, often used in the design phase of programming to work out the logical
flow of a program. It demonstrates how a program works within a system.
Workflow Diagram is used to create diagrams of
information flow, business process automation, business process re-engineering,
accounting, management and human resources tasks.
Value Stream Mapping is
a mechanism to improve cycle times and productivity by visually separating
value-adding from non-value-adding activities.
Highlight Flowchart is used to create good-looking
System Flowchart helps to
understand how complex systems work. Systems analyzed may be anything from
businesses, through biological population models, to the impact of social
Document Flowchart is commonly used to trace the
movement of a document, such as internal memos, payroll information and
interoffice mail through a system.
General Diagram Types - Overview
Six Major Flowchart Elements