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Logistics is a prominent part of the business and commerce industry. When handling valuable goods, observing proper work operations is a must. This is easier said than done; however, there are certain management tools that make the task easier. One of these is the flowchart, acting as a visual aid for sorting out storage and shipping procedures. And we can help you put on together with our professional Logistics Flowchart Templates! Make a diagram for customs clearance, logistics transportation, export documentation, and more. Our samples are 100% customizable in Apple Pages, making them easy-to-use for macOS users. So, download now—improve your logistics management by editing our original content!
Be it a courier service process or a goods delivery process, a flowchart is indispensable when managing logistics operations. After all, as pointed out by Chron (an online business-oriented resource), not only are flowcharts’ visual nature intuitive to use, but their versatility makes them useful in all kinds of industries.
When putting together a logistics flowchart in Apple Pages, there are several basic symbols that are commonly used. If you’d like to know more about these symbols, have a read through our tips right below.
Begin working on your logistics flowchart by formatting your document page.
With a new file ready in Apple Pages, go to the side toolbar (on the right side) and open the Document menu. In that menu, turn off the Document Body option and then confirm switching to a layout document. This enables easier editing of inserted objects later on.
Next, click the Text icon in the above toolbar and add a text box for titling your flowchart. While considering the title, go with something similar to “Manufacturer Supplies Shipment” or “Warehouse Maintenance Management.”
In your chart, the first step is represented by an oval.
So, to add a shape, click the Shape icon found in Pages’ upper toolbar. In the Shape menu, select the required option and place it either at the top of your page or on the left side. Label the shape by selecting it and then just type away.
In your flowchart document, there are actions, inputs, and outputs. Actions are represented by rectangles, both inputs and outputs are represented by parallelograms.
Actions refer to things such as transporting valuables, packaging items, and so on. Actions can be preceded by inputs or other actions. At the same time, actions can be followed by outputs or yet more actions.
Inputs and outputs refer to items or data that are important in a process. For a logistics flowchart, some examples include shipment reports, packaging materials, and transportation fuel.
Often times, a flowchart contains at least one decision step that branches into multiple separate paths. Insert a diamond shape to represent a decision, followed by the successive paths.
Use a line when showing the flow from one step to another. Add a line by selecting two shapes with CMD+click and then going to Insert > Line. Pick one of the Connection Lines and the highlighted shapes now have a self-adjusting line between them.
Have you finished reading our tips? Just keep them in mind and creating a logistics flowchart won’t be an issue. Finally, feel free to download any of our Logistics Flowchart Templates if you need easily editable content for your work!
The following are examples for making a logistics flowchart:
By incorporating a logistics flowchart, it’s easier to manage the processes involved in storing and transporting valuable goods.
A logistics flowchart is generally made up of the following:
Both A4 and US letter sizes are typically used in putting together a logistics flowchart.
Some of these include: