Global Provider of Lean Process & Methods to the Construction Industry
The guiding principles of Lean have transformed every industry they touch. Lean removes waste from systems and processes, and that removes cost.
TrueNorth is so successful in applying these principles to homebuilding that we guarantee results in writing:
Call us to learn the results of more than 150 consecutive LeanBuilding Blitz implementations where we average nearly $10,000 per house in identified savings.
Our LeanBlitz processes are scaled to builders of 5 units to 5,000, starter home to high end luxury; there's one sure to fit your need and guaranteed at a multiple of our fee.
+ 150 'Lean' Implementations
+ 4,000 Suppliers & Trades
= $300+ Million in Savings
Never look at your business the same again. Find out what Lean is all about.
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We are updating our training modules used to educate thousands prior to the industry downturn, and adding more!
If you struggle with cost and knew you had a few thousand dollars of waste designed-in to your product, would you want to ferret it out?
Let us show you where and how to begin.
TrueNorth has teamed up with Todd Hallett, principal at TK Design & Architecture, to launch a radical new approach to plan reviews. Use our 800 check points gleaned from Lean experience to improve bottom line performance by reducing your cost to build. Eliminate framing/plumbing conflicts, missed intersects, mis-sized rooms for drywall or flooring, and on, and on, and on...
These are not "dumbed down" houses; they are your plans, optimized.
We focus on design-induced waste present in virtually every house, as identified by your own suppliers and trades, and design it out with the help of our 800-point Lean Filter, devised with the input of over 1,700 supplier and trade contractors.
Nobody in this industry can match the input.
LeanPlan Workout™ pays for itself in the first few units built, and will generate additional profit with each unit built therefter.
For a quick overview, click here.
Scott Sedam founded TrueNorth in 1997 and has a column each month in
Professional Builder Magazine. Click the links below to read Scott's most recent articles.
Four years ago during the depths of the housing recession, Scott began a series of articles predicting the current trade shortage and its dire impact on economic growth and builder profit.
Those articles have proven to be absoutely true of the building industry today.
"Solving The Trade Shortage - New Rules and New Thinking."
Thursday 9:45-10:45AM, Bay Lake Room
A recent Builder of the Year winner stated that delayed closings due to trade shortages cost his company more than $3 million in profit last year, and this year in addition to the labor shortage he expects similar costly delays in material delivery. There is no greater issue homebuilding faces today than solving this problem at the local level, but how? Scott Sedam will show you the practical steps to answer this crisis and achieve ultimate loyalty from suppliers and trades alike.
"Cost Reduction in the Face of Labor & Material Scarcity? Here's How!"
Thursday 4:00-5:00 PM, Ballroom
While homebuilding economists forecast as much as 26% growth potential in 2015, huge numbers are being priced out of the entry and first move-up markets. At the same time substantial price increases are seen for land, development costs, entitlement, labor, materials and overhead. Lower margins are inevitable – unless builders learn how to tap into the 20% of the sales price of each home that is sacrificed to waste. Scott Sedam will show you how to reduce cost even when the experts say you cannot.