Waste Analysis by Operation

Use the Waste Analysis by Operation form to identify the types of waste at each process step and to quantify and color-code the degree of the waste.


  • Identifying waste is best accomplished with multiple observers.
  • Use this form to identify areas to apply countermeasures.


  1. In the Operations that exist on a process map table, select existing activities from a process map.
  2. In the Operations that you enter manually, enter process steps manually.
  3. Evaluate each of the waste categories for each process step by entering a value from 0 to 9. No observed waste is a 0, while a 9 indicates total waste (no value added).

    Values have the following color code:

    • 0 to 2 = Green
    • 3 to 5 = Yellow
    • 6 to 9 = Red

For more information, go to Insert and fill out a form.

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