Optimizing Home Delivery: Through More Modern Methods of Construction

Scott Sedam, President, TrueNorth Development; Bert Stephens, Vice President, Operational Efficiency, BMC; John Osborne, Vice President, BMC

At the 2019 Innovation Summit, a leading Lean consultant and the provider of a prefabricated framing system take a look at what builders need to do to get the most from an off-site solution.


  1. All that matters is total cost, including the waste in most organizations that is sinking margins. Most executives don’t understand this.
  2. The 10 elements of the Total Cost Model
    Effectively using the Model will require re-imagining some functions
  3. The builder is at the center of a complex business system. Reducing data flows between the players in that system is important to reducing waste and making homes more affordable without affecting margins.

Moving to offsite methods requires more than simply using components. To make the most of it, you need to re-think many of your business processes.

Further Reading

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