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The J.M. Smucker Company
A brief review of the structure and design of the J.M. Smucker Company.
# 152489 | 740 words | 3 sources | APA | 2013 | US
Published on Feb 24, 2013 in Business (Companies)

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The paper describes the organizational structure of the J.M. Smucker Company, the organizational systems at work, the integration of employees in the business and its organizational culture and design. The paper looks at the control processes at Smuckers and also addresses the fit between the company's strategic approach and the organizational mission and vision.

Organizational Structure
Organizational Systems
Organizational Design
Key Strategic Control Systems
Fit Between Strategic Approach and Organizational Mission and Vision

From the Paper:

"The JM Smucker Company is currently run by the fourth generation of Smuckers. It is a family business which commenced modestly at a local stage and gradually expanded to operate a global network which manufactures and distributes their products worldwide. While on the one hand, this growth can be attributed to the maintenance of the original commitment to high quality as well as the superior managerial skills of the Smucker's leadership team, it must also be noted that the growth has been based on a design of mergers and acquisitions. These mergers and acquisitions generated a series of positive impacts for the organizations, such as increased access to a wider customer market, access to specific expertise as well as the ability to grow through the unification of several strong brands and reputations under the same umbrella. Some examples which reveal this organizational design in the recent years include the 2002 acquisition of the Jif and Crisco brands from Procter and Gamble, the 2004 acquisition of International Multifoods Corporation or the 2008 acquisition of the Folgers coffee brand from P&G (Smucker's Website)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • 2008, 100 best companies to work for 2008, CNN Money, last accessed on June 17, 2010
  • 2010, The J.M. Smucker Company, Yahoo Finance, last accessed on June 17, 2010
  • 2010, The J.M. Smucker Company Website, last accessed on June 17, 2010

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