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Brown Paper Flowchart

What It Is Used For

  • To show the flow of a process through its paperwork (including computer entries).

When to Use It

  • To identify redundancies in a process so that they can be eliminated/improved.

Important Notes

  • Use color-coding to identify any multiple paths for paperwork and information.
  • Print out any computer screens and paste them on your brown paper flowchart in the process where appropriate.
  • Be sure to have enough brown paper and space for all of the paperwork. Often, there’s much more of it than you think.

Brown Paper Flowchart