Scott Sedam is President of TrueNorth Development, an internationally-known consulting and training firm focused exclusively on the building industry. Now in its 19th year with a staff of five field consultants, TrueNorth conducts consulting projects and training workshops with more than 200 builder, supplier & trade clients in the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Mexico.

During the recent industry downturn, TrueNorth’s LeanBuilding™ processes saved clients more than $205 million, demonstrating clearly how to improve product, process and profit without compromising the product or builder, supplier and trade relationships. Scott Sedam’s presentations are a popular feature at industry conferences and company meetings and he has published a monthly article in the industry for more than 18 years.

Currently Scott serves as contributing editor for Professional Builder Magazine and writes the weekly “Lean Building” blog on www.HousingZone.com. He is a passionate advocate of the application of Lean Methods as the one way to reduce cost without the collateral damage that inhibits long-term growth and success. Scott is a long-time judge of the National Housing Quality Award has been a past examiner for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.