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The article presents research results in a scope of evaluation importance of safety in the workplace in the production processes of enterprise from metal products industry. Toyota’s management principles by Jeffrey Liker were pointed out, which refers to elements of Toyota’s house roof. An innovative BOST questionnaire survey was characterized as a tool for transformation of Toyota’s management principles into questions. Research group which participated in BOST study from the metal product industry was characterized. Research results were subjected to statistical analysis with a use of basic statistical parameters. Research results showed that safety in the workplace is important factor in the company.

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The article presents a case study of the practical use of BOST surveys to identify the most important areas that require improvement actions. It was made the identification and of areas requiring improvement from the fourteenth Toyota’s management principle point of view. According to this principle it is crucial to determine the causes of problem by solving technical issues. The research object is company from illumination branch. Some production workers of the company with the help of BOST questionnaire survey showed, which factors can bring the best effect after being improved. In frames of the work it was made characteristics of the research object - producer of illumination, the presentation of research methodology and content fourteenth Toyota’s management principle. Based on the survey results of carried out on the population of production workers, a series of importance areas for improvement was formulated. The aim of the analysis is to present which factors are the most important by building the significance sequences of obtained results. In the article were presented results of analysis with using circular charts, box-and-whisker plots and some statistical tools. The results obtained for the type of small and medium-sized enterprises overlap with the results of tests verified in other enterprises.

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The article presents a case study of the practical use of BOST surveys to identify the most important factors in chosen enterprise. This article presents an analysis of the answers given to the question contained in the BOST questionnaire, referring to the roof of Toyota’s house. Toyota's management principles by Jeffrey Liker were pointed out, which refers to elements of Toyota’s house roof. Results of the survey were presented and the proposal to improving the processes in the enterprise. Research results were subjected to statistical analysis with a use of basic statistical parameters. It was made a correlation analysis connected with elements of the Toyota’s house roof. Evaluation structure was presented in a graphic form. Based on the survey results of carried out on the population of production workers, a series of importance areas for improvement was formulated. The aim of the analysis is to present which factors are the most important by building the significance sequences of obtained results. The results obtained for the type of small and medium-sized enterprises overlap with the results of tests verified in other enterprises.

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The article presents a case study of the practical use of BOST surveys to identify the most important areas in the production process. It was made the identification of areas from the second Toyota’s management principle point of view. This principle is based on the conviction that appropriate process leads to appropriate results. If the process is designed properly, then good results will come automatically. The research object is company producing the mineral water and carbonated drinks. Some production workers of the company with the help of BOST questionnaire survey showed, which factors are the most important. In frames of the work it was made short characteristics of the research object - producer of mineral water, the presentation of research methodology and content second Toyota’s management principle. Based on the survey results of carried out on the population of production workers, a series of importance areas for improvement was formulated. The aim of the analysis is to present which factors are the most important by building the significance sequences of obtained results. In the article were presented results of analysis with using some statistical tools. The results obtained for the type of small and medium-sized enterprises overlap with the results of tests verified in other enterprises.

and medium-sized enterprises overlap with the results of tests verified in other enterprises. Keywords: BOST method, improvement, importance hierarchy, Toyota’s management principle, statistical analysis 1. INTRODUCTION Survey and research method determined as BOST (Borkowski, S., 2016) was formed as a result of author’s fascination in Toyota Motor Company (Gao and Low, 2015), in its management and production system, enhanced after reading a book by Jeffrey Liker “The Toyota Way: 14 Management Principles from the World's Greatest Manufacturer” (Amasaka