The paper presents the use of the Kano model and the questionnaire contained in it to analyze customer preferences in relation to children’s furniture - a travel cot. A representative group of 30 people was created. The survey showed which attributes of the travel cot were assessed by the respondents as must-have, onedimensional, and which are excitement attributes (delighters) and mistakes for them. The study will help design a new travel cot model according to expectations of customers - future parents and parents of young children.
The paper presents a case study of the practical use of Deming cycle in a manufacturing company, from the plastics processing industry, from the sector of small and medium-sized enterprises. The paper is a study of literature in the field of continuous improvement and characterized by a cycle of continuous improvement, called the Deming cycle, or PDCA cycle. This cycle was used as a solution to quality problems which occurred during production of photo frames: discolorations and scorches on the surface of the frame. When measures were introduced to reduce the number of nonconformities, a decrease by more than 60% was observed.