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The Kitchen Table Lens: Builders' Pricing Strategies For 2022

Leadership 11.10.21

The Kitchen Table Lens: Builders' Pricing Strategies For 2022

Headline risks of price inflation and longer-haul supply chokeholds notwithstanding, here's how you might frame your pricing strategy for an extended stretch of limbo.

Priority #1 Amid Economic, Policy, Supply Upheaval: Customers

Leadership 11.22.21

Priority #1 Amid Economic, Policy, Supply Upheaval: Customers

Your homebuying consumers may pay higher prices for all durables -- including new homes -- in the months ahead. But it's the wrong time to deemphasize focus on what they value. That's where imagination plays a role.

Past As Prologue: Where Subs' Field Feedback Saves Builders Money

Leadership 11.03.21

Past As Prologue: Where Subs' Field Feedback Saves Builders Money

An all-too-common path to cost control happens when builders tell suppliers, 'just get it done.' Here, from Ken Pinto's kaizen vault on throughput gains, is an alternative approach.