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From Know-How to Do-How: The Short and Simple Guide to Making Change Happen by Ian Roberts, Dave Corbet

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ALF’S ONE-HOUR SAUSAGES

This simple act of allowing yourself to imagine what might be possible and what the breakthrough might look like can itself lead to that breakthrough becoming more possible. We were once asked to work with Chris, a senior manager from a large producer of sausages. He was responsible for a team tasked with minimizing waste from the plant and we had been asked by the production director to help him identify a breakthrough that the team could work on. The team had already delivered hundreds of thousands of pounds in annual savings by eliminating waste from the manufacturing process, and as a beneficial spinoff they had reduced lead times for manufacturing the sausages from five days to four days from raw materials to sausages ...

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