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Meeting the Challenge : U.S. Industry Faces the 21St Century the Basic Steel Industry

By Cyert, R. M.

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Title: Meeting the Challenge : U.S. Industry Faces the 21St Century the Basic Steel Industry  
Author: Cyert, R. M.
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Language: English
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Technical Reference Publication

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Description: This document contains information regarding topics such as Electric-Furnace Steelmaking, Vacuum Degassing, and Continuous Annealing.

Table of Contents
TABLE OF CONTENTS PAGE FOREWORD................................................................................................... 5 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY .................................................................................. 7 INDUSTRY CONDITION .................................................................................. 9 The World Steel Industry............................................................................. 9 The U.S. Industry Structure ...................................................................... 11 The U.S. Industry Position in World Markets ........................................ 14 Comparison of U.S., Japanese, and Korean South Companies ........... 17 FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE......................................................................... 21 Overview ..................................................................................................... 21 Operating Ratios ......................................................................................... 21 Return on Assets ...................................................................................... 22 Cost Components ................................................................................... 24 Cash Flows and Capital Investments .................................................... 25 Pensions ....................................................................................................... 27 INDUSTRY DRIVERS .................................................................................... 29 Economic Climate....................................................................................... 29 Infrastructure .............................................................................................. 30 Technology Developments ..................................................................... 30 Technology Implementation and Efficiency ......................................... 33 Raw Materials........................................................................................... 34 Management and Labor .......................................................................... 37 High-Performance Workplace ................................................................ 39 Social Costs .............................................................................................. 40 Research and Development .................................................................. 40 Education and Training ......................................................................... 43 Government Regulations ......................................................................... 43 EVOLVING MARKETS ................................................................................. 47 Automotive ................................................................................................. 47 Construction ................................................................................................ 48 Appliances ................................................................................................... 48 Containers .................................................................................................... 49 Oil and Gas .................................................................................................. 49 MAJOR FACTORS INFLUENCING COMPETITIVENESS................................... 51 Technology ................................................................................................... 51 Thin-Slab Casting ..................................................................................... 51 Ironmaking ................................................................................................ 51

 

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