Case Study of Alliance One International Tobacco

Topics: Management, Occupational safety and health / Pages: 11 (2737 words) / Published: Aug 26th, 2013
2011
Tatenda J gunda 4230205
ALLIANCE ONE INTERNATIONAL TOBACCO
8/13/2011
2011
Tatenda J gunda 4230205
ALLIANCE ONE INTERNATIONAL TOBACCO
8/13/2011
ALLIANCE ONE INTERNATIONAL TOBACCO

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
The report is aimed at demystifying the world’s second largest leaf tobacco merchant and agro-processing company which has since diversified it portfolio to also integrate other areas of economic development in non-tobacco products such as agricultural financing and also agronomy training. The company is well known of its robust structure and can be said to enjoy managerial economies of scale all looking at various operational aspects such as Operations. Legal, Finance, Marketing but most importantly the human resources aspect of the company is of paramount importance. However like any other business the company is also facing uphill challenges predominantly in its Human resources area especially issues to do with performance management faced by alliance one international. The second issue is about training and development. This is followed by the issue of occupational health and safety and integration of all operations and people involved in them including using tried and tested HR systems such as change management.
INTRODUCTION
The objective of this report is basically to apply the HR systems such as change management skills to manage the organizations through a case study of ALLIANCE ONE INTERNATIONAL. The report consists of overview of ALLIANCE ONE including the organizational structure, mission and vision .Alliance one International was founded in 2005 as a result of a merger between two USA based multinational tobacco merchants STANCOM or Standard Commercial Tobacco Company and DIMON Incorporated both world leaders in the leaf processing and merchant industry. As a result of this merger the end result was that of the creation of the world’s second largest leaf merchant business after Universal Leaf Corporation. The report will look



References: Alliance One International Company History. www.aointl.com Tobacco Industry Marketing Board Statistics and Leaf Merchants market share www.timb.co.zw B.A.T industries awards for safety and health 2003. Zimbabwe leaf processing companies. (www.tpz.co.zw) Tobacco Industry compensation and work conditions in Zimbabwe. National Social Security Authority of Zimbabwe (www.nssa.org.) Tobacco processing factories in Africa images can be viewed at legacy Tobacco documents. www.legacy.library.ucsf.edu.

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