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The second element of the porter's model is the threat of new entrants. New entrants will compete for the same customers and will fight for a control on the market share (Nilsson & Rapp, 2005). The fight for market share is a zero sum game where if one firm increases its market share then the others will lose their share. In the US industry, there is threat of entry of very new firms or formation of partnership, alliances, or mergers that will make the competition stiffer. Nucor Corporation has therefore increased its acquisition of new firms and reduced the bureaucracy to ensure flexibility and better performance. The industry is thus highly competitive.
The bargaining power of suppliers also exists in the industry because of the many firms in the industry. In this industry, firms have to look for scrap metals that are molted and used in producing steel products. The companies must therefore offer good prices for input for them to have continued supply of raw materials and reliable suppliers. The third force is the threat of substitute products. Substitute products have similar uses and satisfy the same need, therefore becoming important for competition. Industries that are characterized by the existence of closer substitutes are highly competitive and must ensure quality production and good pricing. Continuous restructuring and strategies are also important for the success of the firms. Presence of substitute products in the steel industry, [url=http://www.par5club.com/louboutin.php]louboutin pas cher[/url] together with the imports from china, turkey and other foreign countries have made competition stiff in this industry (Thompson, 2010). The four forces together with the rivalry among firms are the component of the five forces model. The rivalry among firms is determined by the ease of exit, branding, product identity, product difference and switching cost. The low cost of switching and the ease of exit makes the steel industry in US and globally be highly competitive.
Future profitability of steelmakers the increase in the demand for steel products for the development projects makes the industry to be profitable. The competitive forces will also be on the rise given the entry of new firms and the attractiveness of the industry. A trend analysis into the company's financial performance shows an increase in the earnings posted by the firms in the industry. For example, the profit of Nucor increased from $ 310.9 million in 2000 to $1757.7 in 2006 (Thompson, 2010). This increase in the net earnings has been propelled by the high demand for steel and the strategies formulated to achieve market growth.
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Nucor has adopted the growth orientation strategy where the company aims at increasing their market share through acquisition of new firms and the expansion of the existing ones. A growth strategy increases the share in the market and result into the increase in sales and profits (Nilsson & Rapp, 2005). The strategy is evident from the company's increased acquisition, upgrading of the existing plants and the formation of joint ventures. Joint ventures enable the company to enter into new markets quickly and to reduce the cost of entrance. New plant construction and the use of better methods of production are all elements that Nucor [url=http://www.1855sacramento.com/woolrich.php]woolrich bologna[/url] has adopted a growth strategy. The strategy has made the company realize increase in profits and a corresponding increase in the number of their customers.
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