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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

Conquering Complexity: Confronting the Source of Profit Loss

Complexity kills good process. Good process drives profit. Your only choice is to conquer complexity

Business Management

On the Road to Simplicity in Home Building: A Way of Thinking and Operating for Business Success

Simplification is never about merely stripping out features or dumbing down the product. In fact, simplification is a way of thinking, designing, and operating that can improve product along with profits

Business Management

Consequences of Complexity in the Building Process

When complexity exceeds capacity, everyone loses. Here's the first step in fixing a broken process

Business Management

Improving Process With Clarity, Priority, and Focus

What to do when everything on the list is Job No. 1

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?

In these times of increasing sales with decreasing margins, home builders are on a continual campaign to decrease costs. Every cost category from…


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 Professional…

Business Management

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

Labor + Trade Relations

Trade Shortage Dilemma

There is a way for builders to overcome the labor shortage

Mergers + Acquisitions

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…

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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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