Agrium Research Paper

5988 words - 24 pages

Executive Summary Our teams goal is to establish how Agrium has transitioned from a local Calgary based Corporation to a large corporation with an apparent “Global Organization” model. We are interested in understanding how they have grown into a world leader in their industry. We will identify where they started, where they are today in mining and technology, and how they reach consumers all over the world while maintaining their vertical control from their headquarters in Calgary; by analysing Agrium’s history, corporate structure, and three key business units. At the end of this case study we hope other Canadian organizations will adopt the Agrium model when they consider expanding ...view middle of the document...

.......................... 6 International Operations ............................................................................................................................ 7 Retail ........................................................................................................................................................ 8 Wholesale ................................................................................................................................................ 8 Advanced Technologies ...................................................................................................................... 10 Agrium Advanced Technologies Inc...................................................................................................... 11 Company Strategies and Mission ...................................................................................................... 11 Advantages of Using Strategic Business Department.................................................................... 12 Company Structure (Global Company) ............................................................................................. 14 Cluster .................................................................................................................................................... 15 Mining Operation ...................................................................................................................................... 16 Location ................................................................................................................................................. 16 Operations ............................................................................................................................................. 17 Nitrogen ................................................................................................................................................. 17 Phosphate ............................................................................................................................................. 18 Potash (Potassium) .............................................................................................................................. 18 Logistics ................................................................................................................................................. 19 Conclusion ................................................................................................................................................. 20 Appendix .................................................................................................................................................... 21 Appendix A ............................................................................................................................................ 21 Appendix B...

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