Flowchart Example: Vending Machine


The flowchart shows the operation of a drink vending machine from user choosing drink to the machine drop the can. Flowchart are mainly used in technology fields such as programming and engineering.

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What is Flow chart?

A flowchart is a graphical representation of steps and decisions involved in a process or workflow. It is important to note that step in a flowchart is represented by a different symbol showing different types of actions in a process.

Usage of Flowchart?

Flowchart is one of the most widely-used diagram in our day-to-day life and here is just a few examples listed as follows:

  • Project Planning - Flowcharts are especially useful in mapping out a new project. Sequences in a project having an order of steps and accompanying decisions are best visually shown by a flowchart.
  • Process Documentation - Having a reference in doing a process makes it easier to replicate results and have the same preferred results every time. This is also important in developing improvements in the process
  • Workflow Management - Integration of a process would be easier as setting standard procedures for processes achieves a consistent and quality desired result.

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