Review of Case 7-2—Nucor Corporation: Producing Quality Steel by Stressing Sound Management Practices Summary Nucor Corporation, North Carolina-based leading U.S. steel manufacturing company, purportedly a 1970s “pioneer,” revolutionized steel production with its proprietary manufacturing processes—excogitating the mini-mill—transforming scrap metal into steel to curtail conventional costs. At the technological vanguard of innovation, Nucor reputedly ranks superior […]
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