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Prepare an analysis of the metal container industry that includes:
? A vertical chain for the metal container industry.
? A potential industry earnings (PIE) analysis that discusses the effect of various factors (including the six forces) on the metal container industry's ability to create and capture value. Limit your analysis of each factor to three to five sentences.

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Please see the attached file.Vertical Chain for the Metal Container Industry
Vertical Chain Component Metal Container
Supplier (Input)
The main US based steel suppliers are Bethlehem Steel, National Steel, and United States Steel Corporation.
The three main aluminum producers are Alcoa, Pechiney, and Alcan
Manufacturer/
Process
(Product or Service) Rexam PLC, Ball Corporation, Crown Cork & Seal Company, Metal Container Corporation.
Steel Containers:
BWAY, Silgan and U.S. Can.

Distributor Bottlers and packers

Consumer Coca-Cola Company, Anheuser-Busch, PepsiCo, and Coca-Cola Enterprises.

Factors Affecting PIE Analysis

Value Creation Factors

1. Industry Demand The demand for metal containers is estimated to be $10.8 million. This is a derived demand from the soft drinks, beer, food market and pet food. The industry demand has been under serious threat because of the substitution of tins with large multiuse bottles, the PET containers and paper packing. So the threat of substitution is the greatest threat to this industry.
2. Changes in ...

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Conduct a PIE Analysis of the Metal Container Industry

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Managerial Strategy Task 1
Conduct a PIE Analysis of the Metal Container Industry
Later that afternoon, as you are settling into your office, Vice President Henry Clark sends you an e-mail explaining the details of the metal container industry analyses he has asked you to prepare.
E-mail from Henry Clark on the Metal Container Industry
Rationale
You will learn to analyze the factors that affect an industry's ability to create and capture value. Understanding how to perform an industry analysis is the first step in being able to create or analyze a strategy.
Your Deliverable
Prepare an analysis of the metal container industry that includes:
? A vertical chain for the metal container industry.
? A potential industry earnings (PIE) analysis that discusses the effect of various factors (including the six forces) on the metal container industry's ability to create and capture value. Limit your analysis of each factor to three to five sentences.
Download the template provided:
Task One Template
Suggested Approach
Read the project materials and learning resources associated with this task.
Project materials:
? Metal Container Animation
? Metal Container Industry Overview
? Magazine Article (interview with beverage container industry analyst in Container Industry Today)
Learning resources:
? What is Industry Analysis?
? Vertical Chain
? Industry Structure
? Using PIE
? Industry Competition
? Buyer and Supplier Power
Additional readings:
? Saloner et al, Strategic Management, pp. 119-47 and 239-64.
? Porter, Competitive Advantage, pp 1-30.
E-mail from Henry Clark on the Metal Container Industry

To: You, Analyst
From: Henry Clark
Subject: Metal Container Industry

As I told you this morning, one of our clients is currently thinking of acquiring a company within the metal container industry and has asked us to determine the overall attractiveness of the metal container industry.
I'd like you to analyze the profit potential of this industry. What factors are most responsible for its success?
I am sending you some materials that will help you in your research. Included are a number of articles and an explanation of the can-making process that will help you familiarize yourself with the industry. You will also receive an overview of the metal container industry, which a former associate of mine prepared before leaving Kegan.
I look forward to seeing your analysis. Good luck.
Henry

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