Gemba Walk Checklist Template


By Shawn Faircloth
June 25, 2018

This checklist is a high-level template to help upper management get started with Gemba walks.

As you become more familiar with Gemba walks, you’ll want to create checklists specific to:

  • Theme: Each Gemba walk should focus on a specific theme, whether it’s the 7 wastes, 5S, 4M, productivity, customer service, safety or cost.
  • Work area: Questions for painting should be different than questions for chassis, for example
  • Level of management: Plant leaders and higher should focus on the big picture, while middle managers and team leads can drill down into specifics

Download and start using this Gemba Walk Checklist Template today! It’s an editable Excel spreadsheet that you can alter to your specific needs.

Note on printing: Make sure to ‘scale to 1 page’ when printing in ‘portrait’ format for ease of use.

Shawn Faircloth
Shawn Faircloth
Senior Enterprise Account Executive at EASE

Shawn Faircloth has been a customer-centric business development leader and account executive for EASE since 2011.