CF Industries’ products—nitrogen fertilizers—are a crucial input to making agriculture productive enough to feed the world. However, its products are undifferentiated commodities. Throughout parts of its history, CF has struggled to be consistently profitable, yet over the last decade it has been very profitable. The case provides an opportunity to examine how CF manages to create value and capture it as profits despite being in a commodity business.
- Publisher:Kellogg School of Management
- Publication year:2016
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- Discipline: Competitive Strategy, Strategic Implementation, Corporate Strategy
- Contains:Teaching Notes
- Length:7,307 words
Region:Northern AmericaCountry:United States of AmericaOrganization:CF IndustriesOrganization Size:Originally Published In:2016). CF Industries. 5-116-004. Evanston, IL: Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.(Type:Online ISBN:9781526428707Copyright: © 2016 the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.