Check sheet


Check Sheet is one of the Seven Basic Tools of Quality and widely used in Lean Six Sigma methodology.
It helps to systematically collect and organize data and is useful in the all phases of the DMAIC (define, measure, analyze, improve and control) framework.

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  1. Sheet title
  2. Requester
  3. Application area
    • Production line
    • Specific process
    • Maintenance
    • Quality control
  4. Data type
    • Quantitative
    • Qualitative
  5. Brief summary


  1. What data do you need?
  2. Can the data be analyzed from different perspectives?
  3. Why will the data be collected?
  4. How will the data be registered?
  5. Who will collect the data?
  6. Is this person prepared enough to effectively perform it?
  7. Where will the data collection take place?
  8. When will the collection take place?


  1. Put together the list with all the fields for the records
  2. Additional comments


  1. Create a self-explanatory sheet
  2. Collection awareness

Data Collection

  1. Collect frequency data and identify patterns of events, problems, defects, and defect location.
  2. Tabular check sheet or tally sheet
  3. Location or concentration diagram
  4. Graphical or distribution check sheet


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