Case | HBS Case Collection | October 1994

Allegheny Ludlum Steel Corporation (Abridged)

by Steven C. Wheelwright

Abstract

Describes a decision facing Allegheny Ludlum Steel Corp. in June 1985: whether to continue to compete in the silicon steel business in the face of stiff competition from imports. Includes a complete description of the company's productivity improvement systems and procedures (its chief competitive strengths) and shows how they have become a tool for steady and continuous improvement.

Keywords: Decision Choices and Conditions; Business Strategy; Performance Improvement; Management Systems; Technology; Steel Industry;

Citation:

Wheelwright, Steven C. "Allegheny Ludlum Steel Corporation (Abridged)." Harvard Business School Case 695-023, October 1994.