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 $250 million,
demonstrating clearly how to improve product, process while actually improving 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.