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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.

Why do builders avoid facing the facts on process failure?

 

“Sometimes life – and work – would be easier if you could forget some things you’ve learned.”

So begins my August article in…

Process Failure: Product Waste in Home Building

The desire to deny it is strong, but it's time to admit: Most product waste in home building has its roots in bad process. Let's look at what to do about it

Business Management

12 Processes for Sustainable Profit

How to establish sound business systems that ensure a healthy bottom line

Business Management

12 Processes That Must Be Addressed by Every Builder

Establishing sound business systems that ensure a healthy bottom line

Trade Shortage Dilemma

There is a way for builders to overcome the labor shortage

Merge With Caution

Last week’s big announcement of the merger of StanPac and Ryland Group, creating a new member of the Top 5 Homebuilders, spawned a flurry of…

It’s All About the Process

Significant savings opportunities can be found in being more efficient with trade labor, materials, and employees, but that isn’t how you find the real cost savings. The route to the margin you seek is through process

Trade Shortage Heats Up. Looking for Love (and Relief) in All the Wrong Places

The shortage of qualified trade contractors is a problem that vexes the entire industry and finally people are waking up to it, largely for the…

Trade Shortage Heats Up. Looking for Love (and Relief) in All the Wrong Places

The shortage of qualified trade contractors is a problem that vexes the entire industry and finally people are waking up to it, largely for the…

Fear of First-Timers?

So who's going to build entry-level? Great question, but until it's solved, everyone else building the move-ups will see their opportunities…

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