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Prepared By,

Shreyank parekh (1229) Aamir Mansuri (1223) Bhadra Mehta (1224) Vinay Savani (1249)

Nucor started as a auto manufacturing company than later converted itself into the Nuclear and Electronics business in 1950s and early 1960s After the firm suffered several money losing years Ken Iverson took charge as the president After Iverson took charge he consolidated company on two businesses viz making steel from recycled scrap metal and fabricating steel joists for use in non residential construction

In 1972 the firm changed its name to Nucor corporation By 1998 it became Americas second largest steel maker and also was in Fortune 500 company Nucors sales during Iversons tenure grew at an annual compound rate of about17% per annum In the corresponding years both Nucor CEO John Correnti and Iverson were named steel maker of the year

Operations of Nucor
Nucor located its diverse facilities in rural areas across the United States It established strong ties to its local communities and its workforce Nucor selected operations in states with tax structures that encouraged business growth

Nucors top management favoured the companys commitment to
remaining union free. Nucor and its subsidiaries consisted of nine businesses, with 25


Continuous Innovation Usage of modern equipment Individualized customer service Usage of scrap metal No acquisitions and mergers Usage of low debt in total capital

No diversification

Organization Structure
Decentralized system Four management layers:

Chairman/Vice chairman/President Vice President/Plant General Manager Department Manager Supervisor

Autonomy to the General Manager in decision making
Nucors board of directors had only six members The decision making was done by the individual plants General

Manager and they were not liable for the Headquarters to respond
to the problems There were a total of 6800 employees working in the company

Human Resource Policies

Employee relations at Nucor were based on 4 principles: Employees would earn according to their productivity. Employees should feel confident that if they do their jobs properly, they would have a job tomorrow. Employees have the right to be treated fairly. Employees have an avenue of appeal when they believe they are being treated unfairly.

General manager were required to hold annual dinners with every employee. Commitment for no lay off during recession period. No unionism. Policy of team work. Suggestions from lower level employees are taken into consideration.

Four compensation plans:
Product incentive plan Department manager incentive plan

Non-production and non-department manager incentive plan

Senior officer incentive plan

Information systems
Each plant has to submit a snapshot of the plants basic operations on a weekly and monthly basis Managers do not have to submit voluminous reports instead they need to submit the actual and budgeted figures The plant General managers met as a group with head quarters management three times a year to review each plants performance

Profit sharing
Scholarship programmes Stock purchase plan

Commitment of providing equal status

On the job training Job referrals through existing employees

Use of mini-mill technology.
Backward integration. Modernizing the existing plants.

Technology management.

Application of MCS
Responsibility centre
Expense centre Goal congruence

Management performance
Economic performance

Nucors overall approach towards organization and control has paid
rich dividend in the growth of the company Their ability to be a successful first mover in the adaption of new

technology is remarkable
Although the company has done well for the last 25 years but still with the prevailing market conditions they need to think about diversification and mergers & acquisitions

Thank You..