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Manufacturer Gains Immediate Production Insight, Financial Agility After Replacing Spreadsheets

Bottling Manufacturer Drinks up Refreshed Financial Management System

After implementing Adaptive Planning, our executives have been able to spend less time looking into the line items and more time on the bigger picture view of the business.

Amie Schmidt, Accountant, Western Container

  • Western Container has long served as a premier bottler of Coca-Cola refreshments, but adjusting to changing business needs required a refresh of its outdated financial management system. The company turned to Adaptive Planning, part of the Adaptive Suite, to resolve budgeting discrepancies. Then the company realized that Adaptive Planning can do much more. Calculating expenses, analyzing historical data, and forecasting finances of its growing plant locations took minutes instead of weeks. With strategic insight into production costs, Western Container stays competitive in the beverage industry.


    • Calculating bottling and plant production costs in spreadsheets took weeks
    • Sharing reports through email lacked assurance of accuracy and timeliness of the data
    • Collaboration and data gathering among plant locations that rolled up to the corporate level


    • Simplified reporting
    • Increased integrity of data improved cost analysis, helped identify opportunities to lower production and unit costs
    • Improved budget input, ownership, and collaboration among departments
  • About:

    Western Container Corporation is dedicated to being the premier manufacturer of PET containers for the Coca-Cola Bottling System. The company was established in 1979 by a group of Coca-Cola Bottlers who acted on the long-term need to offer a central distribution point and a reliable source of high-quality low-cost plastic bottles.

    Sugar Land, TX