Order processing - Opportunity flowchart
This opportunity flowchart sample shows the order processing flow.
"Opportunity flowcharts are a variation of detailed basic flowcharts. They get their name because they highlight opportunities for improvement. Like all flowcharts, they make the process visible. But they take this idea one step further by separating value-added steps (those essential for making the product or service) from cost-added-only steps (those that are included only to check for or fix problems). ...
An opportunity flowchart is created by rearranging a detailed basic flowchart. The steps needed if everything works perfectly should flow down the left side of the chart. Steps that exist because of problems and inefficiencies flow across the right side." [Flowcharts: Plain & Simple. Inc Staff Joiner Assocs. 1995. P. 60.]
The swim lane diagram example "Opportunity flowchart - Order processing" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Cross-Functional Flowcharts solution from the Business Processes area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.