What is an Audit Checklist, and what are best practices, tools and online templates for teams and organizations?
Definition of Audit Checklist
An Audit Checklist is part of the Six Sigma business analysis and measurement process, and forms an important part of the DMAIC process. The Audit Checklist provides guidelines for practitioners to identify elements of a process or specific items to be examined in the further understanding and following of procedures necessary for continuous monitoring and steady improvement.
Description of Audit Checklist
An Audit Checklist is an integral part of the Lean Six Sigma process. At the heart of all Six Sigma processes is data. The quality of the data determines the quality of the process and the system, which is to say that unless a clear audit and data collection process is set up, the data that is gathered about a business or a system will prove useless.
That is why it is integral to set up a robust MSA (Measurement System Analysis) which enables business leaders and Six Sigma practitioners to accurately track, monitor and audit specific systems. One of the best tools to employ as part of an MSA is the Six Sigma Audit Checklist, a spreadsheet or template to record measurements, tolerances and other data points relevant to a particular business.
Tools & Templates
The tools managers used to enable the Audit Checklist are cause and effect analyses, process flow maps, and voice of customer insights.
upBOARD's Online Audit Checklist Tools & Templates
Unlike most traditional process checklists and problem solving models, upBOARD’s online Audit Checklist model tool allows any team or organization to instantly begin working with our web templates and input forms. Our digital platform goes far beyond other software tools by including progress dashboards, data integration from existing documents or other SaaS software, elegant intuitive designs, and full access on any desktop or mobile device.
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