Since its formation, Koch Fertilizer has grown from a single ammonia production facility and import terminal in the United States to become one of the world’s largest fertilizer producers and marketers. Together with its affiliates, Koch Fertilizer has the capability to manufacture, market, and distribute more than 13 million metric tons of fertilizer products annually. The company, which is part of Koch Industries, Inc., owns or has interests in fertilizer plants in the United States, Canada, Trinidad, and Tobago, and its distribution network includes state-of-the-art terminals in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Australia, France, and the United Kingdom.
Over the years, Koch Fertilizer has grown through acquisition and expanded its business to include not only ammonia-based fertilizers but also potash, phosphate, sulfur, and blended products. The vendor of Koch Fertilizers’ prior enterprise resource planning system was not scaling its applications to keep up with the company’s changing needs, including international assets and the introduction of enhanced-value products, so Koch Fertilizer implemented Oracle Financials Release 12.1 and Oracle Transportation Management. Today, the company is optimizing its North American rail and global truck carrier spending by selecting carriers and routes based on rates and performance, and it has automated the receipt of freight bills. Further, with increased visibility into freight spending trends, Koch Fertilizer will be better able to make proactive changes to mitigate rising shipping costs.
Koch Fertilizer partnered with Oracle Partner Lucidity Consulting Group to conduct a gap analysis and identify key processes the implementation needed to address. The partner was instrumental throughout the implementation and integration process.