Flowchart Improvement Process HOW TO Make a Perfect toast

Flowchart Improvement Process HOW TO Make a Perfect toast

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Introduction

On the following presentation we will present a flowchart for a process improvement to make “ The Perfect Toast”, adopting a systematic approach identifying, analyzing and bringing  improvement in the existing day to day process to optimize everyday breakfast quality standards.

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Metric Definitions

Process performance metrics enables the process to work more efficiently and less costly hence affordable.

The performance metrics employed in the process includes;

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On this slide we are providing metrics definitions as a quantifiable way to track and assess the status of a specific “The Perfect Toast”  process.

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Run time

Time it takes to make a batch of toasts. It is given as;

Run time = time to make unit toast * number of toast made

Operation time Combination of start-up time and the run time

Operation time = start up time + run time

Flow time Mean time that the one toast takes to be processed fully

Throughout rate

The output rate of production

Process Flowchart – The Perfect Toast

Phase I –

Place toaster is a stable surface

Toaster plugged in?

No

Plug in toaster

Yes

Switch ON the toaster

Open Bread bag

More than one slice?

No

Yes

Place one slice into one toast slot

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Phase I – Process flow for the perfect toast

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Process Flowchart – The Perfect Toast Co

Phase II –

Place two slices onto toast slot

Put into a level handle

Adjust level for tastiness’?

No

Yes

Leave the level at 1

Adjust the level dial between 1-5

Wait till toast pops up

Take the toast(s) out of the toast slot

Ready for eating

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Phase II – Process flow for the perfect toast

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Improved Process Flowchart – The perfect Toast

Toast Making process Flowchart

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Improved process to make The Perfect Toast

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Plug in the toaster

Switch ON the toaster

Push down the lever

Place one slice on the level

Place toaster on a stable surface( (Start-up time)

Open Bread bag

Adjust the level between 1-5

1-not toasty

5-very burnt toasty

(Flow time)

Wait till toast pops up (Operation time)

Ready to use (Throughout rate)

Remove toast out of toaster slot (Run time)

The Perfect Toast – Summary of the Process

Process flowcharting is important for making The Perfect Toast. Each step must be well defined and completed effectively.

The entire process of making toast is done a simple but well defined way.

The materials once presented is baked and ready to cook.

The as-is process follows the basic steps that should be carried out while making the toast till it is ready to be used.

Placing the toaster is a stable surface before plugging it to the power point ensures that it is well cooked and in a good shape.

A decision is required before switching on the toaster to ensure all the step have been followed and taken as required.

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The Perfect Toast – Summary of the Process

The improved process ensure that the resources used are accounted for the final product, i.e. and nothing is misused.

The run time enables the process to make the required number of toast.

Since there is a pre-defined number of output, the process can be evaluated and improved if necessary to make more using the same resources hence maximum profits and increasing output at the same time.

Following the process keenly and taking note of the time required to complete a process dictates the expected expenses and management of the workforce to ensure that it is within the company plans.

The improved process generally reduces the wastage of resources and make the process more efficient.

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The Perfect Toast – Summary of the Process

The as-is process is redundant and has know cost reduction nor product improvement mechanisms. It can not be therefore evaluated and tested for efficiency and quality.

The improved process gives the expected time taken to make a batch or a single toast(s) and thus can be evaluated and its production tested for quality.

It is thus more effective and well managed process.

Improvement can be increased as well as quality since it has a well-established and laid down constraints.

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Conclusion

In summary, A flowcharts are a pictorial or graphical representation of a process. Flowcharts are used in many industries including homes. A process flowchart shows in pictorial form how a process is performed from start to finish, usually in sequential step order

Process flowcharts are valuable as a method of improvement. Process flowcharts provides details description of Breakfast toast production practices on any household. This can be analyzed to identify and correct deficiencies and implement improvement on the process of making The Perfect Toast.

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Below are the references utilized for this analysis

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