There are 8 common forms of waste. These can be easily referred to using the DOWNTIME acronym.

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* 1. Please fill out the below details to get started

D-OWNTIME  >  DEFECTS 

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* 2. How would you rate your organisation's ability to prevent defects?

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* 3. How would you rate your own ability to identify and rectify the root cause of a defect within an acceptable timeframe?

  Needs significant improvement Needs improvement Competent Strong Very Strong
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* 4. How well do employees at your organisation identify and rectify defects?

D-O-WNTIME  >  OVER PRODUCTION

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* 5. How promptly does your organisation identify overproduction issues?

  Very Slowly Slowly Average Quickly Very quickly
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* 6. How often does your organisation unnecessarily produce stock before it is required?

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* 7. How effectively do employees communicate with management regarding overproduction issues?

DO-W-NTIME  >  WAITING

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* 8. How often does your organisation review processes and systems to ensure they are effective and up to date?

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* 9. How would you rate your organisation's effort and focus to ensure minimal downtime during the production process?

  Poor Fair Good Great Excellent
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* 10. How would you rate your employees' eagerness and tendency to perform alternative tasks if their main task is delayed?

DOW-N-TIME  >  NOT UTILISING EMPLOYEES

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* 11. How well does your organisation understand, utilise and develop skills and talents of its employees?

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* 12. How would you rate your organisation's current level of workforce engagement?

  Not engaged Somewhat engaged Engaged at times Very engaged Highly engaged
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* 13. How often are employees encouraged to identify problems and come up with ideas for improvement?

DOWN-T-IME  >  TRANSPORT

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* 14. How efficiently does your organisation move work in progress/inventory through the production process?

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* 15. To what degree do you believe excess transportation or excess movement of parts, stock or inventory is an issue for your company?

  It's a big issue Moderate issue Issue at times Only rarely  Not an issue at all
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* 16. How well are employees encouraged to identify opportunities to reduce costs related to parts, stock or product movement?

DOWNT-I-ME  >  INVENTORY

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* 17. How well does your organisation track its inventory?

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* 18. How often does a lack of parts, supplies or inventory cause delays in the production process?

  Very frequently Frequently  Often Sometimes Never 
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* 19. How well do employees organise inventory at your workplace?

DOWNTI-M-E  >  MOTION

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* 20. How well does your organisation minimise the physical movements required to produce an end result/product?

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* 21. In your opinion, how frequently does your organisation double handle stock?

  Very frequently Frequently  Often Sometimes Never 
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* 22. With how much ease can your employees locate the components/tools required to carry out their roles?

DOWNTIM-E  >  EXCESSIVE PROCESSING

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* 23. How would you rate your organisation's ability to understand exactly what the customer wants?

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* 24. How much of the time spent on production is unnecessary or over-complicated?

  A great deal Quite a bit  Average amount Very little  None 
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* 25. How would you rate your work instructions/standard operating procedures?

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