When people think of flowcharting, most imagine a computer programmer tracing an algorithm's logic path. That is, after all, where the concept originated. But a flowchart serves more functions than the strictly mathematical. It is a clear graphic representation of a process from beginning to end, regardless of whether that process is an algorithm or a manufacturing procedure. The tool once used exclusively by computer programmers has now become a fundamental quality tool. If a company had to choose only one quality software, it should be a flowcharter of some kind.
Ronald M. Cordes
Flowcharting: An Essential Tool