Process Flow Structures. The flow structure of the process used to make or deliver a product or service impacts facility layout, resources, technology decisions, and work methods. The process architecture may be an important component in the firm's strategy for building a competitive advantage. When characterized by its flow structure, a process broadly can be classified either as a job shop or a flow shop. EdrawMax Online is an all-in-one diagramming tool and it provides 280+ types of diagram solutions for business, engineering, and education. Click the diagram to edit it directly or start from scratch with EdrawMax Online.