Clearly it would be beneficial if you posted the overall flowchart. otherwise context is essentially "unknown"
And perhaps explain WIP = ?? waste in place ?
Rgds / Charles.C
You're right. It's impossible to explain without seeing. Your slick talk made me give. I fold. I removed company specific information. We all work at Company X, so it shouldn't be an issue....
WIP = Work In Progress (occasionally instead of going through the entire process, we get to a step and store product until we need it - mold the chocolate but do not wrap yet, etc.
I guess the first question I have would be can someone read and understand the process flow easily.
The parts that look confusing / busy to me, but are not technically incorrect, are
-Input 1F - The conveyor has compressed air regardless of if the product is WIP or not, just...looks ...funny...
- Everything past step 12.
Do I need to clarify where the waste is going after it is removed from the product stream?
Can I just have one big "output" that is WIP, or should I separate for each step? Dfferent steps have different WIP (WIP from step 13 is different than WIP from step 16, etc, might be added at 13 or 16)
Should I connect the temporary warehouse storage to the WIP box at step 13, or is that WIP something I would put in as an input?
I've seen examples where WIP (I'm assuming work in progress?) or Rework as a step is added back in to an earlier step and in the hazard analysis and flow chart they'll just make a reference or asterisk that states "no new steps are being conducted, rework or WIP is a repeat of all previous steps". Some plans will have a separate flow chart for rework/WIP and label it as a different module and work it back into the original flow chart as "see module 2" (module 1 being the original flow chart)
I like the idea of a separate module / flow chart for WIP, but I feel like I would have to recreate the entire chart regardless. Asterisk is probably OK, but doesn't show where different WIP goes/is generated.
How do you normally represent steps that are optional ? For Ex step 17 is optional, some customers have their product shrink wrapped and some do not. I put in a lighter blue to designate, but maybe a dotted line?
Edited by magenta_majors, 30 July 2014 - 07:17 PM.