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7 Wastes Checklist

Transport

Is the plant layout efficient?

Are batch sizes manageable?

Are storage areas accessible?

Inventory

Are shipments from suppliers reliable?

Are work-in-progress goods regularly checked for quality control?

Are finished products properly packed and stored?

Motion

Is the workstation layout efficient?

Is there good workplace organization?

Are machine parts moving as designed?

Is the 5S consistently applied?

Waiting

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?

Overproduction

Is the production schedule on time?

Is the production schedule according to what is needed?

Is the manufacturing process performing as designed?

Overprocessing

Are the perceived customer needs accommodated?

Are there no redundant approvals or reworks?

Defects

Are process controls sufficient?

Are incoming materials of high quality?

Is operator training adequate?

Are work instructions clearly defined?

Completion

Additional Observations

Name & Signature of Quality Manager
Name & Signature of Manufacturing Personnel

7 Wastes Checklist

Created by: SafetyCulture Staff | Industry: General | Downloads: 8

A 7 wastes checklist is used by quality managers to reduce the 7 wastes of lean manufacturing: transport, inventory, motion, waiting, overproduction, overprocessing, and defects. Use this digital 7 wastes checklist to easily detect any of the 7 wastes, ensure the efficiency of daily processes and achieve operational excellence.

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7 Wastes Checklist

Transport

Is the plant layout efficient?

Are batch sizes manageable?

Are storage areas accessible?

Inventory

Are shipments from suppliers reliable?

Are work-in-progress goods regularly checked for quality control?

Are finished products properly packed and stored?

Motion

Is the workstation layout efficient?

Is there good workplace organization?

Are machine parts moving as designed?

Is the 5S consistently applied?

Waiting

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?

Overproduction

Is the production schedule on time?

Is the production schedule according to what is needed?

Is the manufacturing process performing as designed?

Overprocessing

Are the perceived customer needs accommodated?

Are there no redundant approvals or reworks?

Defects

Are process controls sufficient?

Are incoming materials of high quality?

Is operator training adequate?

Are work instructions clearly defined?

Completion

Additional Observations

Name & Signature of Quality Manager
Name & Signature of Manufacturing Personnel