Business Management

Supplier Survival: Adopt a Highly Differentiating Approach

Suppliers can inspire builders to think beyond ‘first cost’ to total cost (and even total value). Here's how

Manufacturers + Suppliers

Now Is a Good Time to Review and Refresh Your Materials Supply Chain

Use this guide to identifying and prequalifying suppliers to reinvigorate and stabilize your supply chain


Tap Your Purchasing Team to Build a Stronger Business

Regardless of market conditions, investing in and supporting knowledgable purchasing professionals pays profound dividends


The Center of Home Building: Purchasing

Is Purchasing at the core of your operations? If not, you’re leaving money on the table, and lots of it


The Strategic Power of Purchasing for Home Builders

Climbing prices are shutting out some potential buyers, but savvy purchasing can help offset pressures exerted by market conditions

Lean Building

PO vs. VPO—Another ‘Voice of the Process’

Your processes can teach you so much and save you a lot of cash. But you need metrics 


Is It Time to Change How You Buy Drywall?

Most builders buy drywall turnkey, with both the material and the labor provided by the same contractor. Purchasing expert Charles Schneider offers a better solution


10 Elements of the Total Cost Model to Purchasing

Home builders that adopt the total cost model to purchasing and operations are guaranteed to save in the long run. Here’s a road map for getting started


The New Rules of Purchasing for Builders

Builders that purchase labor and material on bid price alone are guaranteed only that they will never operate by lowest total cost

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