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Cookie-cutter overhauls and a system of 'sister plants' let the $4 billion can-maker digest acquisitions fast.. Base Case">
Headquarters: 10 Longs Peak Drive, Broomfield, CO 80021
Phone: (303) 469-3131
Business: Makes plastic bottles, aluminum and metal cans.
Chief Information Officer: Tom Andrews
Financials in 2002: $3.9 billion in revenue, $159.3 million in net income, net profit margin 4.2%.
Challenge: To dominate sales of beverage and food cans by integrating operations of acquired factories with those of existing ones; streamline production; and improve the management of orders.