7 Wastes Checklist
Is the plant layout efficient?
Are batch sizes manageable?
Are storage areas accessible?
Are shipments from suppliers reliable?
Are work-in-progress goods regularly checked for quality control?
Are finished products properly packed and stored?
Is the workstation layout efficient?
Is there good workplace organization?
Are machine parts moving as designed?
Is the 5S consistently applied?
Is the workload balanced?
Are there no equipment breakdowns?
Are setup times short?
Is material handling based on best practices?
Are decisions, authorizations, or information communicated immediately?
Are customer emails, chats, or phone calls answered immediately?
Is the production schedule on time?
Is the production schedule according to what is needed?
Is the manufacturing process performing as designed?
Are the perceived customer needs accommodated?
Are there no redundant approvals or reworks?
Are process controls sufficient?
Are incoming materials of high quality?
Is operator training adequate?
Are work instructions clearly defined?