Spoluautoři BORKOWSKI Stanisław, INGALDI Manuela

This study presents the evaluation, based on the principles of Toyota management (BOST method) of functioning of the manufacturing process in production of components for combine harvesters such as: straw chopper knives and knife sections. These parts perform specific motion during work and require maintaining the dimensions and weight within specific tolerances. Therefore it is important to ensure the appropriate technology and quality control. The term technology is present in the description of the principle 1 and principle 2 of Toyota management, whereas visual control is contained in the description of the principle 2 and principle 7 of the Toyota management. This helped find three Toyota principles as a tool for evaluation of the manufacturing of combine harvesters. It was demonstrated that, according to the respondents, development of technology (principle 1) and using exclusively the reliable technology (principle 2) take the top positions in the rankings of importance. Participation in production locations is the factor that takes the second place in the ranking of importance of the types of visual quality control (principle 7). The study also characterizes the respondents of the enterprise studied (area E12 in the BOST method).