Swimlane Diagram Example: Filling Order

The best way to understand Swimlane Diagram is to look at some examples of Swimlane Diagram and start drawing your own. You can now modify the Swimlane Diagram example below using Visual Paradigm's online Swimlane Diagram tool.

What is Swimlane Diagram?

A basic flowchart consists of a series of process steps connected by arrows showing the order of operations which is regarded as one dimensional. A swimlane flowchart (also known as cross-functional flowchart) provides an additional dimension by assigning each process step to a category. Most often the category is a stakeholder (person, role, or department that visually distinguishes job sharing and responsibilities for sub-processes of a business process. The swimlanes may be arranged either horizontally or vertically.

How to create a Swimlane Diagram?

Have you ever wondered how to visualize a flow with a flowchart tool like Visio but with more great diagramming features? Visual Paradigm Online is the answer.

  1. Create a blank Swimlane Diagram.
  2. From the diagram palette, select the symbol you need and drop them onto the canvas. Arrange and connect them with connector lines.
  3. When you are done, save it (File > Save as) to our cloud repository for future access. You can also export your diagram into an image (PNG, SVG, JPG, PDF and more) and share it with your co-workers.

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