8 Wastes (DOWNTIME) Checklist
Are there information, products, or services that are incomplete or inaccurate?
- Inaccurate applications
- Broken parts
- Missed deadlines
Are we making earlier, faster, or more of something than required?
- Unnecessary copies
- Redundant storage
Are we waiting for information, equipment, materials, parts, or people too long?
- Large batches
Are the employees' experience, skills, knowledge, or creativity not properly utilized?
- Unable to make decisions
- Not fully trained
- Job-skill mismatch
Is there an unnecessary movement of materials, information, or equipment?
- Hand-offs between functions
- Sending/resending emails
Is there an accumulation of parts, information, applications, etc. beyond what is required by the customer?
- Stockpiling suplies
- Information piling up for data entry
- Keeping data longer than necessary
Is there any movement by the people that is not of value to the customer?
- Repetitive key strokes
- Walking between equipment
- Switching applications
Is there any step that does not add value in the eyes of the customer?
- Extra formatting/fields
- Extra features/detail