Ok, just going by what you have posted.
Here is answer on competitive advantage from your post above...
Having their own shipping department with a fleet of over a hundred trucks allows Nucor a great competitive advantage. The savings in shipping logistics can quickly build a profit center that can be used in a variety of ways.
By having their own shipping department, Nucor can deliver its products to the customer without delays. With the global competitive market, it is of even greater importance to deliver to customers quickly within days instead of weeks.
For example Nucor could outsource its shipping department to the competition, charging for the use of their fleet.
Nucor can gain tax savings advantages due to the expenses related to maintenance of such a fleet of trucking equipment. For example depreciation, fuel costs, insurance and maintenance such as tires, brakes, etc.
I dont have case #XXXXX what is that about?
Edited by Toneemarie on 8/5/2010 at 5:26 AM EST