100 Most Agile Companies Honored

Which companies lead in agility? Check out the winners of the Agile 100.


GKN Aerospace North America (East)

Hazelwood, Mo.


IT and production operations developed a Web-based application to pull data from both its ERP system and major customer's production system portal, reducing cycle time, inventory and headcount.

Fanny Sloan, Director of IT

James J. Fitzsimmons, President and CEO

FY03 revenue: $420 million

Employees: 1,600

L-3 Communications Integrated Systems

Greenville, Texas


Wireless aircraft inspection system reduced inspection cycle time and saved hundreds of thousands of dollars by feeding data into ERP system, generating immediate estimates and allowing customers to review service orders.

Cheryl Whitis, VP of IT and CIO

Robert Drewes, L-3 and IS President

FY03 revenue: $1.2 billion

Employees: 6,652

Northrop Grumman Corp.

Los Angeles


IT architecture revamped to create collaboration and communities of practice across business sectors. Business-sector CIOs access centralized IT shared service.

Thomas W. Shelman, VP and CIO

Ronald D. Sugar, Chairman, CEO and President

FY03 revenue: $26.2 billion

Employees: 123,000

Raytheon Co.

Waltham, Mass.


Manufacturing visualization tool developed by IT to meet a government request for near-real-time shop floor metrics also improved its production rate.

Rebecca R. Rhoads, VP and CIO

William H. Swanson, Chairman and CEO

FY03 revenue: $18.1 billion

Employees: 78,000

Automotive Manufacturing


Auburn Hills, Mich.


Digital information links between product development and manufacturing increased vehicle quality, manufacturing flexibility and productivity.

Susan J. Unger, Senior VP and CIO

Jürgen E. Schrempp, Chairman of the Board of Management and CEO

FY03 revenue: $171.9 billion

Employees: 362,063

Delphi Corp.

Troy, Mich.


Improved internally developed Web portal to boost usage by auto parts suppliers from less than 10 percent to almost 100 percent. Data mining is accessible by PDA.

Bette Walker, VP and CIO

J.T. Battenberg III, Chairman, CEO and President

FY03 revenue: $28 billion

Employees: 190,000

General Motors Corp.



Cost flexibility enabled by 95 percent outsourced IT labor that is managed by unique matrix of process information officers and business process officers.

Ralph Szygenda, Group VP and CIO

G. Richard Wagoner Jr., Chairman and CEO

FY03 revenue: $185.5 billion

Employees: 338,000


Fannie Mae

Washington, D.C.


Service-oriented architecture and shared data services enabled management of a huge increase in assets without increasing IT staff and a sharply reduced time-to-market for new mortgage products.

Julie St. John, Executive VP and CIO

Franklin D. Raines, Chairman and CEO

FY03 revenue: $53.8 billion

Employees: 5,201

The Huntington National Bank

Columbus, Ohio


Service-oriented architecture enables reuse of business functions, lowering development costs by 90 percent while speeding delivery. Leadership training sessions held for IT managers.

Joseph A. Gottron II, Executive VP and CIO

Thomas E. Hoaglin, Chairman, President and CEO

FY03 revenue: $372.4 million

Employees: 8,500

The Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency



Extranet for online transactions improved and lowered the cost of the loan approval process, resulting in growth of loan pipeline in a difficult market. Extranet extended to offer mortgage insurance products and network lenders.

Dave O'Connor, Director of IT

Thomas R. Gleason, Executive Director

FY03 revenue: $58.9 million

Employees: 315

Merrill Lynch & Co.

New York City


Cost transparency initiative launched to improve management of common IT utilities among businesses. Customizable GUI developed to encompass all front-end trading applications increased revenue from cross-selling products.

John W. Cummings, Senior VP, Chief Information Services Officer and Head of

Stan O'Neal, Chairman, Chief Executive and President

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