Sheet is a simple data collection tool, table or form which facilitates data
collection and data entry. Check sheets have different categories for data
entry. For each category users enter the data they collect from the process.
The simplest form of check sheet is a simple table of categories where users
add a check as they collect the data. Check sheets are used for any process
in manufacturing and services such as production process, customer service
process, delivery process, ordering process, etc. Generally check sheet
categories are types of errors/defects in the process or different
activities in the process. The categories are defined based on the purpose
of the check sheet or the objective of the data collection through
brainstorming and talking to people who are involved in the process. Things
to consider are the time period of data collection such as days, shifts,
employees, etc. and how the data will be collected. After the first data
collection you may analyze the data and modify the check sheet to better
reflect and analyze the data.