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Expensive Lumber Is Stalling Home Repairs

The stretched out availability of building materials such as lumber, windows, and vinyl siding have put some projects at a standstill and cost increases have pushed repairs, particularly for storm damage, beyond the homeowners’ ability to pay.

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Human Resources

Next-Gen Hiring Practices for Home Builders

Instead of hiring purchasing professionals with experience (and baggage), go for the green to mold your ideal team

Building Materials

Rethinking the Global Supply Chain

Avoiding supply-chain disruptions in the future (and especially in a crisis) requires a recommitment to American-made products

Purchasing

Are You Getting a Good Deal on Your Purchasing?

A little due diligence and a total-cost mindset go a long way to determining if you’re getting a good deal on your purchasing

Purchasing

What’s Your Ratio? Purchasing Ratio, That Is

A step-by-step process to determine a meaningful and useful purchasing ratio

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 | Part 2 in a two-part series

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

Purchasing

Tap Your Purchasing Team to Build a Stronger Business

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

Business Management

Why Dr. W. Edwards Deming Never Gets Old

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

Purchasing

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

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