"6S" Auditing Checklist for Warehouse

June 13, 2018

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Auditing is a key bench-marking for further improvements. The 6S tells you 6 checklists which describes how to organize a work space effectively and efficiently. This blog explains how you can utilize these checklists in order to make sure of the perfection on your warehouse, in many aspects. 
 

 

Here are the 6 different points along with few examples of checklists, that the "6S" belongs to:

1. SORT

2. STRENGTHEN
3. SHINE
4. STANDARDIZE
5. SUSTAIN
6. SAFETY   
 

1. SORT

 

- Only the required stock and packaging present in the work area (YES/NO)

- Only the required tools and equipment present in the work area (YES/NO)

- Unecessary items have been removed from the general area (YES/NO)

 

 


 

2. STRENGTHEN

 

- Locations for all stock are clearly defined and labelled (YES/NO)

 

- Equipment and tools are properly labelled and have a clearly defined storage location (YES/NO)

 

- Paperwork/scanners/voice equipment is properly labelled and has a clarity defined location (YES/NO)

 

- Walkways, across the equipment and the work area boundaries are clearly defined and marked (YES/NO)

 

 

3. SHINE

 

 - Storage containers, racking and storage areas are clean and damage free (YES/NO)
 

- Tools and equipment are clean, fully maintained and damage free (YES/NO)
 

- Work surfaces are clean and damage free (YES/NO)
 

- Walls and partitions are clean, uncluttered and damage free - no excessive signage (YES/NO)
 

- Cleaning equipment available and nearly stored (YES/NO)

 

 

 

4. STANDARDIZE

- Displayed KPIs are correct, relevant for the department and up to date (YES/NO)

 

- Tools, equipment, paperwork are stored neatly and returned immediately after use (YES/NO)

 

- Maintenance records for tools and materials handling equipment are easily accessible and up to date (YES/NO)

 

- Waste products (Waste Oil, Rubbish) consistently cleaned up and removed from the work areas (YES/NO)

 


 

 

5. SUSTAIN

 

 - Is the "6S" audit visible to all, up to date and shared with all staffs? (YES/NO)

 

- Recognition is given to teams who get involved in 6S activities (YES/NO)

- Time and resources are continually allocated to 6S activities (YES/NO)

- Has the team improved items that were not already identified on the previous audit? (YES/NO)


 

6. SAFETY

 

- Are employees wearing suitable PPE required for their client work? (YES/NO)

 

- Walkways and access to safety equipment are clearly identified and unobstructed (no hazard or obstacles in the way of fire extinguishers, emergency access doors) (YES/NO)

 

- Is the working environment suitable for the work in hand (lighting, air quality, temperature)? (YES/NO)

 

- Are the equipment and tools provided correctly for the current work activity? (YES/NO)

 

 

 

Feel free to talk to us and our team shall explain about the "WMS-lite proposed special-approaches" for "6S-Audit" in order to keep your warehouse effective and efficient.

 

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