• Does the inventory or WIP has any unneeded materials or parts?

  • Are there any unused machines or equipments around?

  • Are there any unused jigs, tools, dies or similar items around?

  • Is it obvious which items have been marked as unnecessary?

  • Are there any obsoleted, useless written standards left behind?


  • Are shelves and other storage areas marked with locations indicators and addresses?

  • Do the bins have labels showing P/N and descriptions?

  • Are yellow lines or markers used clearly indicating walkways, storage area and parking locations?

  • Are jigs and tools arranged more rationally to facilitate picking them up and returning them?


  • Are floors kept shiny and free of waste, water, spilled chemical and oil?

  • Are the machines wiped clean often and kept free of dust, chips and oil?

  • Are wires bundled up and tied up neatly?

  • Is there a PIC identified and labelled responsible for cleaning of workstations, rack, machines, jigs, tools and floors?

  • Do DL habitually clean floors and wipe equipment without being told?


  • Is the improvement actions log regularly being generated and actions taken?

  • Are improvements ideas being acted on?

  • Are standard procedures clear, documented and actively used?

  • Are the future standards being considered with a clear improvement plan for the area?

  • Are the first 3S(Sort, Straighten, Shine) being maintained?


  • Is everyone adequately trained in standard procedure?

  • Are tools and parts being stored correctly?

  • Are stock controls being adhere to?

  • Are procedures up-to-date and regularly reviewed?

  • Are activity boards up-to-date and regularly reviewed?

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