Case | HBS Case Collection | December 1986 (Revised January 1998)

Chaparral Steel (Abridged)

by Kim B. Clark


Examines a major capacity expansion proposal of Chaparral Steel, a steel minimill. Gives students the opportunity to evaluate the proposed expansion in the context of the competitive environment, market demand, technological choice, and the demands of a global industry. Also challenges them to analyze the proposal's implications for manufacturing strategy, technological innovation, market share, and company finances.

Keywords: Expansion; Performance Capacity; Steel Industry;


Clark, Kim B. "Chaparral Steel (Abridged)." Harvard Business School Case 687-045, December 1986. (Revised January 1998.)