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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.

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12 Things I Wish I Knew About Building Before I Turned 40

Sharing lessons learned in the hope that the next generation of industry leaders can avoid making the same mistakes

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What I Learned From Bill, Part 2

10 lessons from Bill Pulte, the Master Builder. Part two in a two-part series


A Mentor Like No Other—What I Learned From Bill Pulte

A student discovers the master. Part one in a two-part series about PulteGroups' Bill Pulte

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So, You Want to Be a Production Builder?

The transition from custom to production requires far more than just a portfolio of standard plans

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Why Dr. W. Edwards Deming Never Gets Old

Solid advice from an expert who's been around awhile: Consider your operating philosophy thoughtfully

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Doc, We Hardly Knew Ye

Most industries have seen massive productivity gains since the ’50s—except home building. But if we took Deming's teachings to heart, things might be different

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The VPO Cure: Step-by-Step Guide to Reduce Waste and Boost Your Bottom Line

Any work commissioned after the start of a home spells waste, and that waste is crippling. Here’s the fix 

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What Lies Beneath—the Sinking of a Home Builder

You can have as many plans, elevations, and options as you like, but only if you have the systems, processes, and staff to seamlessly handle them

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Home Builders' Variance Measurement Quagmire—the Nightmare Continues

Managers use some remarkably creative ways to avoid reporting variance. That’s the first mistake

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The Lazy Engineer Isn't Interested in Efficiency

Wanted: A new job description for an old profession

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NAHB Chairman's Message: In a challenging business environment for home builders, and with higher housing costs for families, the National Association of Home Builders is working to help home builders better meet the nation's housing needs

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