Ladd Hall of Nucor Steel at CPBIS Distinguished Lecture
Series: Bestmarking performance in the steel industry - why
ATLANTA, GEORGIA, January 23, 2004 – (PR Newswire) -- This
seminar was given today by Mr. Ladd Hall, Vice President and
General Manager of Nucor Steel from 11:00-12:30 pm EST. Mr. Hall
spoke on "Bestmarking performance in the steel industry - why
success occurs". As always the Distinguished Lecture Series was
offered live in the Institute of Paper Science and
Technology’s Kress Auditorium and by live and archived
For more information on the Distinguished Lecture Series or to
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or contact Charley Burney by phone at 404-894-1488 or Charley.Burney@cpbis.gatech.edu
Nucor Steel is one of the Steel Industry's few domestic relative
success stories of the past decade or so. This lecture's focus was
on what Nucor Steel calls Best Marketing -- where Nucor has
analyzed itself, its competition, and the best performing companies
across many industries to identify why success occurs.
Nucor has modified its best practices to meet its needs and
foster an environment of continuous improvement. The firm has
formed corporate-wide teams that are dedicated to improving safety,
quality, productivity, costs, customer service, delivery
performance, consistency, and reliability. In sales, Nucor measures
success based upon shareholder value, meeting customer needs,
operating earnings versus its competition, selling value versus its
competition, and market share in strategic sectors. In
manufacturing, Nucor measures success based again upon share holder
value, achieving the industry's low cost position and reducing
costs, improving quality and maximizing assets' performance.
Success is found at Nucor by pursing this portfolio of directed
Ladd Hall has been with the Nucor Corporation for the past 22
years. He started his career in 1981 in the sales department until
1988, continuing on to various positions including department
manager over the Cold Finish division, Vice President/General
Manager over the Vulcraft Division, and then Vulcraft, Cold Finish,
& Grinding Ball Divisions, General Manager of a steel mill, and
finally VP/General Manager at the Berkeley Division.
The Distinguished Lecture Series comprises four presentations,
from 11am to 12:30pm, on the fourth Fridays in January, February,
March, and the fourth Thursday in April.
Buckman Laboratories sponsors the Distinguished Lecture Series.
The series is free to the public.
About CPBIS: The Center for Paper Business and
Industry Studies (CPBIS) is a globally recognized and
industry-valued academic center, creating knowledge and tools that
support paper industry decision-makers, and producing
interdisciplinary graduates who contribute to the long-term success
of the paper industry. The CPBIS is co-sponsored by the Alfred P.
Sloan Foundation, the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia
Tech), and the Paper Industry.