This 8 wastes checklist can be used by area supervisors to notice any of the 8 wastes (based on 7 wastes with non-utilized talent as 8th waste) and get rid of them in the workplace. This checklist includes possible causes for every waste such as waiting for information, etc. too long or steps in the process that have no value to the customer.
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Are there products, information, or services that are not completed or not accurate?
Select all that apply:
Are we doing the work earlier, faster, or produce more of something than necessary?
Are we waiting too long for information, equipment, people or something else too long?
4. Non-utilized talent
Are the staff's experience, abilities, knowledge, or creativity properly made use of?
Is there an unnecessary transfer of materials, equipment or anything else?
Is there an amassment of pieces, information, usage, etc. that is beyond the customer's needs?
Are there any actions by those people that are not helping the customer?
Is there any step that does not add value in the eyes of the customer?
Select all that apply!
Any further observations?
Full name & signature of the responsible person:
Full name & signature of Management Representative:
Please note that this checklist template is a hypothetical example and provides only standard information. The template does not aim to replace, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice, medical advice, diagnosis or treatment, or any other applicable law. You should seek your professional advice to determine whether the use of such a checklist is appropriate in your workplace or jurisdiction.
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