Paper plant

Question: You are head of a large American corporation. Your company must build a new paper plant. You must decide which country to build the plant in. What factors would you consider? Solution: Analyze your supply chain. Where do you incur your costs? If your paper plant is highly automated, it might make more sense... Continue Reading →

Losing money

Question: 4 Our client, ABC Airlines, is losing money. Why? Solution: Remember to consider the firm’s actions as well as external market forces such as the competitive environment. Questions include asking whether other airlines are losing money, or suffering drops in profits. If so, why? Causes might range from a rise in the cost of... Continue Reading →


Question: Your client is a major airline that wants to reduce the amount of money it spends per passenger on food service, ticketing, and baggage handling. What would you advise? Solution: Benchmarking is one good starting point for this type of case. You would certainly want to know (or at least be able to estimate)... Continue Reading →

Helicopter company

Question: Your client is trying to decide whether or not to invest in a helicopter company. You have been asked to assess the long-term attractiveness of the helicopter market. . . C A P T A I N I N T E R V I E W . . Since this case is primarily asking... Continue Reading →

Utility cost-cutting

Question: 2 A credits and collections department of a medium size utility company has hired you. They have two primary means of receiving customer’s payments. The first way is through the mail, which accounts for 90% of their billings. The second way is a collections office located in a community close to downtown. Presently it costs... Continue Reading →

Hilarious Bill

Question: Bill Clinton has just fired Hillary as Chief of Health Reforms and has appointed you to fill the position. While in this office, you discover that kidney dialysis is a major portion of public health care expenditures. What analytical techniques would you use to determine if this cost could be reduced? . . C... Continue Reading →

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