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Scott Sedam

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Scott Sedam is president of TrueNorth Development, a consulting and training firm that works with builders to improve products, process, and profits. A senior contributing editor to Pro Builder, Scott writes about all aspects of the home building business and won the 2015 Jesse H. Neal Award, business journalism's most prestigious prize, for his commentary in Pro Builder. Scott invites you to join TrueNorth's Lean Building Group on LinkedIn and welcomes your feedback at scott@truen.com or 248.446.1275.

Business Management

Downturn Revisited—Why Efficiency Wins Every Time for Your Business

Pundits may not agree on the severity of the coming economic downturn, but one thing’s certain: these 10 essential tactics will boost your business' efficiency, productivity, and profit

Business Management

Off-Site Construction Drivers and Enablers—The Great Convergence, Part 2

A closer look at what’s propelling the adoption of off-site construction methods in home building

Off-Site Construction

The Great Convergence, Part 1: Why the Movement to Off-Site Construction Is Happening Now

If you want to know what's driving home building's move to off-site construction methods: look to the convergence of technology and culture

Business Management

Measurement Fails in Business, Part II: Real-World Examples and Solutions

If you're running a home building company and believe numbers equal truth, think again. Numbers do, in fact, lie. But there are ways to achieve more reliable business metrics

Business Management

Measurement Fails in Business, Part I

Why is getting the numbers right so hard when managing a business?

Business Management

Project Manager Workloads: How Much Is Enough?

How many houses can one field superintendent carry? Consider these 15 factors to sort it out

Community Development

Restart Your New-Community Start-Up Process

Don’t overlook this critical process for transforming bare dirt into sellable product

Business Management

Commodity Purchasing? There’s No Such Thing

Do you know all of the elements of the true total cost and total benefit for all of the products you put in your homes?

Business Management

Solving the Labor Shortage in 12 Steps

Attaining "unicorn status" as a builder means attracting and keeping the best trade contractors. These 12 steps will get you there.

Business Management

Can We Make Home Building a Little Less ‘Interesting?’

Builders are feeling their margins being squeezed. How to respond? Here are 10 suggestions

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