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Homebuilder Supply Chain Pain Points

Managing the various stages of the homebuilding supply chain is critical in order to maximize profits at each stage. Last week, we heard from Scott Sedam that last year’s trade labor shortages will trickle down into this year’s material shortages. Communicating future purchasing needs from the buyer (that’s you, the builder) down the chain allows each participant to plan effectively and maximize resources. It also ensures you get your lumber when you need it.

BIG BUILDER presents a graphical representation of how a lack of communication can add time and money to the process of purchasing. This targeted look at each step in the chain can serve as your road map to success.

Homebuilder Supply Chain Pain Points:

  1. Raw Materials: suppliers base their work on estimates from the manufacturer.
  2. Manufacturers: with little information, manufacturers are forced to estimate future demand.
  3. Distributors: guessing quantities, sizes, colors, etc.
  4. Dealers: routinely react to one-to-two-day lead times.
  5. Trade Contractors: last-minute changes cause trades to arrive (or not) at the wrong time.
  6. Builders: you are felt to pick up the costs.

We consider Scheduling, Estimating and Purchasing to be a fundamental part of the production process. Because our solutions integrate a single software platform throughout your business, you are able to effectively communicate purchasing intentions through to your trades without additional bells and whistles.

Our systems, like NEWSTAR, FAST, and BuildTopia, include trade partner portals designed to allow builders to communicate effectively down the chain. Request a demo for more information.

Request a demonstration of how our solutions can help with these goals.

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The achievements of Canada’s leading home builders, renovators and developers were recognized at the Canadian Home Builders’ Association’s (CHBA) National SAM Awards. The CHBA National SAM Awards honour outstanding achievement by home builders, renovators and developers, and by their marketing teams.

“Each of these CHBA National SAM Award winners is outstanding,” CHBA President Bard Golightly said. “I congratulate all the winners and commend their tremendous accomplishments.”

Albi Homes of Calgary, Alberta won the prestigious Grand SAM Award. The firm had won the Grand SAM in 2012. This prestigious award is presented annually to a CHBA builder member for combined excellence in both the building and marketing of new homes. Albi Homes was a finalist in seven separate categories in new homes and marketing.

The CHBA National SAM Awards is the country’s premier competition for new homes, home renovations, community development, marketing and sales. An independent panel of judges selected from across Canada presided over the competition.

The CHBA National SAM Awards – Recognizing Canadian Housing Excellence was a highlight of the CHBA’s 72nd National Conference. The CHBA is the national voice of the residential construction industry, representing more than 8,500 member firms across the country. Membership comprises home builders, renovators, developers, trade contractors, building material manufacturers and suppliers, lenders and other professionals in the housing sector.

From CNW Newswire
See also: Calgary Sun and Peterborough Examiner
Photo: Albi Homes

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