Reduce Cost

Case interview question type: Reduce Cost

  • New World Collections Considers Offshore Outsourcing

    Case Type: reduce costs; supply chain optimization; organizational behavior. Consulting Firm: Mars & Co first round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: financial services. Case Interview Question #01340: In the United States, debt collecti...

  • LeGo Group Concerned by Rising Transportation Cost

    Case Type: reduce costs; supply chain optimization. Consulting Firm: Oliver Wyman first round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: manufacturing; freight delivery, shipping services. Case Interview Question #01339: Your client LeGo Group In...

  • Ford Motor to Benchmark IT Spending

    Case Type: organizational behavior; reduce costs. Consulting Firm: Capgemini Consulting final round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: automotive, motor vehicles; software, information technology (IT). Case Interview Question #01337: You...

  • Consumer Electronics Company to Cut $350M in Costs

    Case Type: reduce costs; mergers and acquisitions (M&A). Consulting Firm: Bain & Company 2nd round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: consumer electronics, home appliances; manufacturing. Case Interview Question #01294: Our client C.M. B...

  • Samsung Electronics Troubled by Decreasing Market Share

    Case Type: reduce costs; increase market share. Consulting Firm: Navigant Consulting 2nd round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: consumer electronics, home appliances; manufacturing. Case Interview Question #01293: Our client Samsung Ele...

  • U.S.-based Mountain Bike Manufacturer to Cut Costs

    Case Type: reduce costs. Consulting Firm: Navigant Consulting first round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: sports, leisure, recreation; manufacturing. Case Interview Question #01292: Our client is Freedom Bikes Inc., an American manufac...

  • JNJ to Consider Company-wide Cost Optimization

    Case Type: reduce costs; organizational behavior. Consulting Firm: McKinsey & Company final round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: healthcare: pharmaceutical, biotech, life sciences; healthcare: hospital & medical. Case Interview Questi...

  • Party Goods Manufacturer to Optimize Distribution Costs

    Case Type: reduce costs; math problem; supply chain optimization. Consulting Firm: ZS Associates first round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: household goods, consumer products. Case Interview Question #01281: Our client Unique Industri...

  • Free Mobile Sees Customer Acquisitions Costs Increase 20%

    Case Type: reduce costs. Consulting Firm: Capgemini Consulting first round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: telecommunications, network. Case Interview Question #01274: The year is 2005. Your client Free Mobile is a French cell phone ca...

  • PE Firm CD&R to Buy Kitchen Appliance Manufacturer

    Case Type: private equity & investment; reduce costs. Consulting Firm: IBM Global Business Services (GBS) first round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: household goods, consumer products; manufacturing. Case Interview Question #01271: M...

  • Columbia Sportswear to Cut Energy Consumption by 5%

    Case Type: reduce cost; math problem. Consulting Firm: Deloitte Consulting final round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: apparel, clothing, textiles; energy. Case Interview Question #01265: Our client Columbia Sportswear Company (NASDAQ:...

  • Unilever USA Under Pressure From Activist Investor

    Case Type: operations strategy; reduce cost. Consulting Firm: PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Advisory final round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: household goods, consumer products. Case Interview Question #01261: Your client Unilever US...

  • BBB to Cut Costs by Dropping Extra Large Towels

    Case Type: reduce costs. Consulting Firm: Huron Consulting Group first round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: apparel, clothing, textiles. Case Interview Question #01232: Our client Bed, Bath & Beyond (BBB) is a small manufacturer of hi...

  • NewPage Considers Buying All Dyes from a Single Supplier

    Case Type: reduce costs. Consulting Firm: Analysis Group first round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: paper products; manufacturing. Case Interview Question #01229: Our client NewPage Inc. is a leading paper manufacturing company in Nor...

  • Chicago Steel Company to Close Down One Production Unit

    Case Type: reduce costs. Consulting Firm: Huron Consulting Group first round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: manufacturing; metals production. Case Interview Question #01196: Your client Steel Works Inc. is a large steel manufacturing...

  • WSDOT to Improve Financial Performance of Ferries

    Case Type: reduce costs. Consulting Firm: Bridgespan Group first round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: transportation ; government, public sector. Case Interview Question #01193: Washington is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of...

  • EMC to Centralize Development and 50% of Admin Staff

    Case Type: reduce costs; organizational behavior, human capital. Consulting Firm: Mercer final round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: software, information technology (IT). Case Interview Question #01187: Your client EMC Corporation (NY...

  • U.S. Bank to Reduce $400 Million in Technology Costs

    Case Type: reduce costs. Consulting Firm: Capgemini Consulting first round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: banking; information technology (IT). Case Interview Question #01183: Our client, U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB), is a bank holding co...

  • Board Game Distributor to Optimize Inventory Allocation

    Case Type: reduce costs; operations strategy; supply chain optimization. Consulting Firm: KPMG Advisory first round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: sports, leisure & recreation; entertainment. Case Interview Question #01177: Our client...

  • Cleveland Clinic to Cut Costs by $10 Million

    Case Type: reduce costs. Consulting Firm: Trinity Partners first round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: healthcare: hospital & medical. Case Interview Question #01159: Our client The Cleveland Clinic Foundation is an Ohio non-profit org...

  • Piedmont Health to Prevent Losses in Revenues

    Case Type: increase revenues; reduce costs. Consulting Firm: Alvarez Marsal first round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: healthcare: hospital & medical. Case Interview Question #01136: It is summer 2016 and your client Piedmont Health, ...

  • State Street Global Advisors to Cut IT Hardware Costs

    Case Type: reduce costs; business turnaround. Consulting Firm: Alvarez & Marsal first round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: financial services. Case Interview Question #01132: Your client State Street Global Advisors (SSgA) is a large ...

  • Otis to Cut Material & Manufacturing Costs for Commercial Elevators

    Case Type: reduce costs. Consulting Firm: Navigant Consulting first round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: engineering, construction. Case Interview Question #01131: Your client the Otis Elevator Company is an American firm that develop...

  • Nuclear Power Plant Compares Cost of Spent Fuel Processing

    Case Type: reduce costs. Consulting Firm: Siemens Management Consulting (SMC) final round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: energy. Case Interview Question #01126: Your client The Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, also known as ...

  • Genworth to Look for Opportunities for Cost Savings

    Case Type: organizational behavior; reduce costs. Consulting Firm: PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) first round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: Information Technology (IT); Insurance: Life & Health; Insurance: Property & Casualty. ...

  • Leslie Knope to Build New Park in Pawnee

    Case Type: reduce costs. Consulting Firm: Bridgespan Group first round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: government, public sector; sports, leisure, recreation. Case Interview Question #01114: Leslie Barbara Knope is a fictional characte...

  • Texas Instruments to Invest in R&D to Be Technology Leader

    Case Type: improve profitability; reduce costs. Consulting Firm: Siemens Management Consulting first round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: electronics, semiconductors; manufacturing. Case Interview Question #01107: Your client Texas In...

  • Canadian Superstore to Fend Off Competition from Walmart

    Case Type: reduce costs. Consulting Firm: Oliver Wyman first round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: retail; general merchandiser. Case Interview Question #01081: Your client Real Canadian Superstore (RCS) is a chain of supermarkets own...

  • Trek to Increase Shared Components Across Model Lines

    Case Type: reduce costs. Consulting Firm: Siemens Management Consulting (SMC) first round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: sports, leisure & recreation. Case Interview Question #01058: Your client Trek Bicycle Corporation designs, manuf...

  • South American Farmers to Process Soybeans in Asia

    Case Type: reduce costs. Consulting Firm: L.E.K. Consulting first round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: agriculture, farming, aquaculture; international trade. Case Interview Question #01052: Assume I'm the owner of a very large soybea...

  • Quaker Oats Company Strives to Cut Trucking Costs

    Case Type: reduce costs. Consulting Firm: A.T. Kearney first round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: food & beverages. Case Interview Question #01038: Your client Quaker Oats Company is an American baked snack goods manufacturer (i.e. co...

  • American Red Cross to Attract More Individual Donors

    Case Type: increase revenues; reduce costs. Consulting Firm: Bridgespan Group first round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: non-profit organization. Case Interview Question #01035: Your client The American Red Cross (ARC) is a humanitari...

  • Regional Health Plan BCBSMA to Reduce IT Costs

    Case Type: reduce costs. Consulting Firm: KPMG Advisory first round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: health & life insurance. Case Interview Question #01034: Your client Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBSMA) is an America...

  • Raytheon to Transport Executives with Commercial Airlines

    Case Type: reduce costs; math problem. Consulting Firm: Boston Consulting Group (BCG) first round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: aerospace, defense; airlines. Case Interview Question #01026: Our client The Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN...

  • Mumbai Power Plant to Use Options to Lock in Coal Prices

    Case Type: reduce costs; finance, economics. Consulting Firm: Oliver Wyman India Office first round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: energy industry. Case Interview Question #01012: The client is the owner of a coal-fired power plant lo...

  • Insurance Company Adapts to Drastic Regulatory Change

    Case Type: HR, organizational behavior; reduce costs. Consulting Firm: PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) 2nd round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: life & health insurance. Case Interview Question #01005: So our client is in a business simil...

  • Parker Pen Company to Move Production to Low-wage Country

    Case Type: increase sales; reduce costs; new product. Consulting Firm: PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Advisory first round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: consumer products; manufacturing. Case Interview Question #00987: The client Parke...

  • Vietnam Tire Maker Facing Strong Foreign Competitions

    Case Type: business competition, competitive response; reduce costs. Consulting Firm: Samsung Global Strategy Group (GSG) first round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: manufacturing; automotive, motor vehicles. Case Interview Question #0...

  • Midwest Machinery to Move Manufacturing to India

    Case Type: reduce costs. Consulting Firm: OC&C Strategy Consultants 2nd round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: industrial equipment; manufacturing. Case Interview Question #00957: Our client Karl Gilmore, long time CEO and the large...

  • DeWalt to Move Manufacturing Operations to China

    Case Type: reduce costs. Consulting Firm: Roland Berger Strategy Consultants first round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: household goods, consumer products; manufacturing. Case Interview Question #00952: Our client Stanley Black & Deck...

  • Royal Caribbean Cruises to Double ROIC in Two Years

    Case Type: increase revenues; reduce costs; industry analysis. Consulting Firm: Strategy& (formerly Booz & Company) first round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: Tourism, Hospitality & Lodging. Case Interview Question #00929:...

  • Cabot to Fly Senior Executives with Commercial Airlines

    Case Type: reduce costs. Consulting Firm: Bain & Company first round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: chemicals; airlines. Case Interview Question #00928: Our client Cabot Corporation (NYSE: CBT) is an American specialty chemicals and p...

  • First Midwest Bank to Increase Operating Efficiency

    Case Type: reduce costs. Consulting Firm: KPMG Advisory first round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: banking. Case Interview Question #00922: Your client First Midwest Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: FMBI) is a super regional bank headquartered ...

  • Atlantis Plastics Outsources Part of Production to China

    Case Type: reduce costs; operations strategy, outsourcing. Consulting Firm: Boston Consulting Group (BCG) first round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: manufacturing; consumer products. Case Interview Question #00912: The client Atlantis...

  • Lockheed Martin to Cut Fighter Jet Materials & Labor Costs

    Case Type: reduce costs. Consulting Firm: Boston Consulting Group (BCG) final round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: Aerospace & Defense. Case Interview Questions #00910: Your client Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is an American global...

  • Luxembourg Healthcare Cost to Jump 70% over 10 years

    Case Type: reduce costs; math problem. Consulting Firm: McKinsey & Company 2nd round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: healthcare: hospital & medical; government. Case Interview Question #00891: Luxembourg is a small landlocked country i...

  • Biscuit Maker United Biscuits to Cut Transportation Cost

    Case Type: reduce costs. Consulting Firm: L.E.K. Consulting first round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: food & beverages. Case Interview Question #00883: Our client United Biscuits (UB) is a British multinational food manufacturer,...

  • CCL Industries Shifts to Higher Priced Consumer Segment

    Case Type: business turnaround; reduce costs. Consulting Firm: Aon Hewitt first round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: containers, packaging. Case Interview Question #00869: Your client CCL Industries Inc. is an aerosol can manufacturer...

  • Highway Technologies to Cut Cost of Road Construction

    Case Type: reduce costs. Consulting Firm: IBM Global Business Services (GBS) first round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: engineering, construction. Case Interview Question #00862: Your client Highway Technologies, Inc. is a large U.S. ...

  • PDVSA to Build Oil Rigs Locally in Venezuela

    Case Type: new business; reduce cost. Consulting Firm: Schlumberger Business Consulting (SBC) first round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: oil, gas, petroleum industry. Case Interview Question #00854: Your client Petróleos de Venezuela...

  • Benelux Cardboard Manufacturer to Cut Labor Costs

    Case Type: reduce costs; math problem. Consulting Firm: Capital One first round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: pulp, paper products. Case Interview Question #00837: The Benelux Union is a politico economic union of three neighbouring ...

  • Electro-Motive Diesel to Cut Raw Material Costs

    Case Type: business turnaround; reduce costs. Consulting Firm: Siemens Management Consulting (SMC) second round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: transportation; manufacturing. Case Interview Question #00836: Our client Berkshire Partner...

  • GM to Consolidate Steering Wheels to One Type

    Case Type: reduce costs. Consulting Firm: A. T. Kearney first round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: automotive, motor vehicles. Case Interview Question #00835: Our client General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) is a multinational automotive ...

  • Wyeth to Cut Unit Cost of New Jersey Plant

    Case Type: reduce cost. Consulting Firm: Campbell Alliance first round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: Healthcare: Pharmaceutical, Biotech, Life Sciences. Case Interview Question #00829: The client Wyeth is a pharmaceutical company wit...

  • The British Museum to Cut Budget by £5 Million

    Case Type: reduce cost; investment. Consulting Firm: McKinsey & Company first round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: leisure & recreation; non-profit organization. Case Interview Question #00822: Your client is the British Museum which ...

  • Steelcase to Shift Manufacturing to Asia

    Case Type: increase sale; reduce cost. Consulting Firm: Boston Consulting Group (BCG) first round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: manufacturing; office equipment. Case Interview Question #00818: Our Client Steelcase Inc. (NYSE: SCS) is...

  • Liebherr Group Analyzes Outsourced Engineering Services

    Case Type: reduce cost; organizational behavior. Consulting Firm: A.T. Kearney final round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: engineering & construction; manufacturing. Case Interview Question #00815: Your client Liebherr Group is a l...

  • EDF Energy to Consolidate Call Center Operations

    Case Type: reduce cost. Consulting Firm: L.E.K. Consulting first round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: energy; utilities. Case Interview Question #00807: Our client EDF Energy is a recently deregulated UK based electric company. Headqu...

  • OVS Improves Profitability of Vending Machine Services

    Case Type: improve profitability; reduce costs. Consulting Firm: Bain & Company final round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: office equipment; electronics. Case Interview Question #00796: The year is 1999. The client Office Vending ...

  • Kronospan to Outsource Part of Production to China

    Case Type: reduce costs, outsourcing. Consulting Firm: Siemens Management Consulting first round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: manufacturing. Case Interview Question #00795: Your client Kronospan is a manufacturing company that produ...

  • PCA to Improve Industrial Packing Profitability

    Case Type: reduce costs; operations strategy, optimization. Consulting Firm: Strategy& (formerly Booz & Company) first round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: packaging. Case Interview Question #00790: Your client Packaging Corpo...

  • Carpet One Carpet Store to Cut Inventory Holding Cost

    Case Type: reduce costs; finance & economics. Consulting Firm: NERA Economic Consulting first round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: textiles. Case Interview Question #00785: Carpet One Floor & Home is a home design retailers' c...

  • Office Vending Services to Reduce Number of Products Offered

    Case Type: improve profitability; reduce costs. Consulting Firm: Bain & Company final round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: office equipment; electronics. Case Interview Question #00768: A vending machine is a machine that dispense...

  • Acme Closes U.S. Plants, Moves Production to Mexico

    Case Type: reduce costs; business turnaround. Consulting Firm: Bain & Company final round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: office supplies; manufacturing. Case Interview Question #00767: The client Acme United Corporation (NYSE MKT:...

  • Barbados Replaces Pay Phones to Save Maintenance Costs

    Case Type: reduce costs. Consulting Firm: Bain & Company final round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: telecommunications & network. Case Interview Question #00761: You are a management consultant on a vacation trip on the exoti...

  • FedEx Ground to Switch Diesel Engine Fleet to Electric Vehicles

    Case Type: reduce costs; math problem. Consulting Firm: A.T. Kearney first round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: transportation; freight delivery, shipping services. Case Interview Question #00753: FedEx Corporation (NYSE: FDX) is an A...

  • Discount Store Chain Kmart to Cut Costs of Distribution

    Case Type: reduce costs; operations strategy, optimization. Consulting Firm: Accenture first round summer internship job interview. Industry Coverage: retail; general merchandisers. Case Interview Question #00752: Your client Kmart (sometimes styl...

  • H&M to Close U.S. Plant & Move Production to Guatemala

    Case Type: reduce costs. Consulting Firm: PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Advisory first round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: apparel, clothing, textiles. Case Interview Question #00749: H&M (Hennes & Mauritz) is a Swedish multin...

  • Mead Johnson to Cut Cost by $500 Million by Year 2015

    Case Type: reduce cost. Consulting Firm: IBM Global Business Services (GBS) first round summer internship job interview. Industry Coverage: consumer products. Case Interview Question #00724: Our client is the CFO of Mead Johnson & Company (NYS...

  • Treasury Wine Estates Cut Cost for Boxed Wine Product Line

    Case Type: reduce costs. Consulting Firm: NERA Economic Consulting first round summer internship job interview. Industry Coverage: alcohol; food & beverages. Case Interview Question #00719: Our client is the CEO of Treasury Wine Estates, an Au...

  • NBC to Cut Costs by $750M and Grow $400M in Revenues

    Case Type: increase sales; reduce costs. Consulting Firm: Simon Kucher & Partners (SKP) first round summer internship job interview. Industry Coverage: Mass Media & Communications. Case Interview Question #00715: NBC (National Broadcasting...

  • Fabrics Company Buys Another Batch Process Machine

    Case Type: reduce costs. Consulting Firm: Analysis Group first round summer internship job interview. Industry Coverage: apparel, clothing, textiles. Case Interview Question #00710: Our client is a fabric producer called Robert Kaufman Fabrics. Th...

  • AT&T to Reduce Overall Costs by $2 Billion a Year

    Case Type: reduce cost. Consulting Firm: Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) first round summer internship job interview. Industry Coverage: Telecommunications & Network. Case Interview Question #00707: Your client AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) is an Ame...

  • Fast Food Chain Sees Lower Profits With More Stores Opened

    Case Type: reduce costs; new product; math problem. Consulting Firm: IBM Global Business Services (GBS) first round summer internship job interview. Industry Coverage: restaurant & food service. Case Interview Question #00695: Our client Fredd...

  • Graphic Packaging to Reduce Paperboard Thickness

    Case Type: improve profitability; reduce costs. Consulting Firm: Boston Consulting Group (BCG) first round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: forestry, pulp, paper products. Case Interview Question #00676: Our client Graphic Packaging (NY...

  • Health Net to Reduce Cost of Physicians Referral

    Case Type: improve profitability; reduce costs. Consulting Firm: Kaiser Associates first round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: healthcare: hospital & medical. Case Interview Question #00656: Health Net, Inc. (NYSE: HNT) is a large ...

  • Allure Magazine to Close Printing Facility in Idaho

    Case Type: operations strategy; reduce costs Consulting Firm: ZS Associates first round summer internship job interview. Industry Coverage: mass media, communications, publishing. Case Interview Question #00633: Our client Allure is a U.S. women?...

  • Massachusetts DCF Strives to Close Budget Shortfall

    Case Type: increase revenue; reduce costs. Consulting Firm: Bridgespan Group first round job interview. Industry Coverage: government & public sector; non-profit organization. Case Interview Question #00631: Your client The Massachusetts Depar...

  • Huntington Memorial Hospital to Cut Budget by $100 Million

    Case Type: reduce costs; increase revenues. Consulting Firm: Deloitte Consulting (Strategy & Operations) first round job interview. Industry Coverage: healthcare: hospital & medical; non-profit organization. Case Interview Question #00572:...

  • Fluor Corporation to Eliminate 750 Engineer Positions

    Case Type: reduce costs. Consulting Firm: Booz & Company first round job interview. Industry Coverage: engineering & construction. Case Interview Question #00532: The client Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) is a large publicly owned engineeri...

  • MDP to Re-design Supply Chain for Metal Processing Factory

    Case Type: reduce costs; operations strategy; supply chain optimization. Consulting Firm: AlixPartners second round job interview. Industry Coverage: Freight Delivery, Shipping Services; Transportation. Case Interview Question #00520: Our client M...

  • HeidelbergCement to Optimize Cement Distribution Costs

    Case Type: improve profitability; reduce costs. Consulting Firm: Roland Berger Strategy Consultants first round job interview. Industry Coverage: building materials. Case Interview Question #00513: HeidelbergCement (FWB: HEI) is a multinational bu...

  • Drug Maker Merck & CO to Cut Costs in Sales Force

    Case Type: organizational behavior; reduce costs. Consulting Firm: IMS Health Consulting Group first round job interview. Industry Coverage: healthcare: pharmaceutical, biotech, life sciences. Note: This business case is hypothetical. Case Inte...

  • Ineos to Improve Profitability by Trimming Material Costs

    Case Type: improve profitability; reduce costs. Consulting Firm: A.T. Kearney first round job interview. Industry Coverage: chemicals industry. Case Interview Question #00497: Our client is the CEO of INEOS Group Limited, a privately owned Europea...

  • La Poste Benchmarks Operating Costs Against Peers

    Case Type: business competition, competitive benchmarking; reduce costs. Consulting Firm: Oliver Wyman second round job interview. Industry Coverage: government & public sector; freight delivery, shipping services. Case Interview Question #004...

  • Honeywell to Replace Carburetor Equipment with Newer Model

    Case Type: improve profitability; reduce cost. Consulting Firm: Deloitte Consulting first round job interview. Industry Coverage: industrial equipment; automotive, motor vehicles. Case Interview Question #00492: Your client is a division of Morris...

  • Rebar Steel Producer TAMCO Responds to New Competitor

    Case Type: business competition, competitive response; reduce costs. Consulting Firm: NERA Economic Consulting first round job interview. Industry Coverage: metals production; manufacturing Case Interview Question #00477: TAMCO Steel, Inc. is a re...

  • Hollywood Video to Redesign Store Layout & Cut Labor Cost

    Case Type: improve profitability; reduce costs. Consulting Firm: Oliver Wyman 2nd round job interview. Industry Coverage: entertainment. Case Interview Question #00451: Our client Hollywood Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ: HLYW), better known as...

  • Chrysler to Implement Just-In-Time Delivery for Auto Parts

    Case Type: reduce costs. Consulting Firm: Cognizant Business Consulting (CBC) second round job interview. Industry Coverage: automotive, motor vehicles. Case Interview Question #00449: Our client Chrysler Group LLC is a global automaker headquarte...

  • Rite Aid Pharmacy Minimize Costs & Expand Client Base

    Case Type: reduce costs; increase sales/revenues. Consulting Firm: A.T. Kearney first round job interview. Industry Coverage: healthcare: hospital & medical. Case Interview Question #00446: Our client Rite Aid (NYSE: RAD) is a large drugstore ...

  • UPS to Cut Costs and Return Profit Margins Back to 10%

    Case Type: reduce costs; improve profitability. Consulting Firm: Towers Watson final round job interview. Industry Coverage: Freight Delivery, Shipping Services; Transportation. Case Interview Question #00439: Our client United Parcel Service, Inc...

  • Rockwell Collins to Diagnose Problems in Supply Chain

    Case Type: operations strategy, supply chain optimization; reduce costs. Consulting Firm: A.T. Kearney final round job interview. Industry Coverage: aerospace & defense. Case Interview Question #00387: The client Rockwell Collins Inc. (NYSE: COL) ...

  • AECOM to Cut Spending in External Legal Counsel & Litigation

    Case Type: reduce costs. Consulting Firm: A.T. Kearney second round job interview. Industry Coverage: law, legal services; engineering & construction. Case Interview Question #00386: Our client AECOM Technology Corporation (NYSE: ACM, AECOM is...

  • Wrigley to Cut Flavoring Cost in Flavored Chewing Gum

    Case Type: reduce costs; improve profitability. Consulting Firm: A.T. Kearney first round job interview. Industry Coverage: Food & Beverages; Consumer Products. Case Interview Question #00385: The client Wrigley Company (NYSE: WWY, acquired by...

  • Morgan Stanley to Cut IT Budget 10% Through Outsourcing

    Case Type: reduce costs. Consulting Firm: Diamond Management & Technology Consultants (now PwC Advisory) 2nd round job interview. Industry Coverage: financial services; software, information technology (IT). Case Interview Questions #00371: Yo...

  • ExxonMobil Optimizes Supplier Selection to Cut Costs

    Case Type: reduce costs. Consulting Firm: Schlumberger Business Consulting (SBC) first round summer internship interview. Industry Coverage: oil, gas & petroleum industry. Case Interview Question #00368: The client Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYS...

  • OfficeMax to Separate Shipping Charges from Retail Price

    Case Type: reduce costs; business competition, competitive benchmark. Consulting Firm: Aon Hewitt first round job interview. Industry Coverage: office supplies; retail. Case Interview Question #00360: Your client OfficeMax (NYSE: OMX) is an Americ...

  • Johnson Controls to Boost Its Return on Net Asset by 5%

    Case Type: operations strategy; reduce costs. Consulting Firm: Mercer Management Consulting 2nd round job interview. Industry Coverage: manufacturing; electronics. Case Interview Question #00325: The client Johnson Controls Inc. (NYSE: JCI) is a m...

  • T-Mobile Streamlines Operations & Improves Customer Retention

    Case Type: increase sales/revenues; reduce costs; HR/organizational behavior. Consulting Firm: Aon Hewitt 2nd round job interview. Industry Coverage: telecommunications & network. Case Interview Question #00323: You are a project manager at Ao...

  • MGH Concerned by Falling Revenues & Rising Costs

    Case Type: improve profitability; increase sales/revenues; reduce costs. Consulting Firm: Mitchell Madison Group 2nd round job interview. Industry Coverage: healthcare: hospital & medical. Case Interview Question #00318: You are a new manageme...

  • Chevron Reorganizes Upstream Business to Cut Costs

    Case Type: organizational behavior; reduce costs. Consulting Firm: Schlumberger Business Consulting (SBC) 2nd round job interview. Industry Coverage: Oil, Gas & Petroleum Industry. Case Interview Question #00307: Your client Chevron Corporatio...

  • Western Refining Company to Cut Costs & Increase Profits

    Case Type: improve profitability; reduce costs; organizational behavior. Consulting Firm: Schlumberger Business Consulting (SBC) final round job interview. Industry Coverage: Oil, Gas & Petroleum Industry. Case Interview Question #00306: Your ...

  • Trek to Trim Cost & Regain Market Share in Racing Bike

    Case Type: improve profitability; reduce costs. Consulting Firm: A.T. Kearney final round job interview. Industry Coverage: sports, leisure & recreation. Case Interview Question #00305: Your client Trek Bicycle Corporation is a major bicycle and c...

  • Wells Fargo Moves Support Team from NYC to Des Moines

    Case Type: reduce costs; organizational behavior. Consulting Firm: NERA Economic Consulting 1st round job interview. Industry Coverage: banking; financial services. Case Interview Question #00297: Your client Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) ...

  • FedEx IT Department To Build CRM Solution In-house

    Case Type: reduce costs; organizational behavior. Consulting Firm: Marakon Associates 1st round job interview. Industry Coverage: freight delivery, shipping services; software, information technology (IT). Case Interview Question #00296: Your clie...

  • Caterpillar's Quarterly Profits Swing Due to Cyclical Costs

    Case Type: reduce costs. Consulting Firm: Arthur D. Little 1st round full time job interview. Industry Coverage: construction; manufacturing. Case Interview Question #00294: Your client is Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT). Caterpillar is the world's ...

  • University of Illinois Medical Center to Cut ER Costs by 25%

    Case Type: reduce costs. Consulting Firm: Deloitte Consulting final round job interview. Industry Coverage: healthcare: hospital & medical; education & training services. Case Interview Question #00283: Our client is University of Illinois...

  • London Staples Store to Cut Customer Service Costs

    Case Type: improve profitability; reduce costs. Consulting Firm: Ernst & Young (EY) final round job interview. Industry Coverage: computers & office supply. Case Interview Question #00282: The client Staples Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS) is a large offi...

  • Century 21 Real Estate to Increase Earnings by 200%

    Case Type: reduce costs; operations strategy. Consulting Firm: Bain & Company first round job interview. Industry Coverage: property & real estate. Case Interview Question #00266: Our client Century 21 Real Estate LLC is a real estate agen...

  • Nike's Manufacturing Costs Cut by Asian Financial Crisis?

    Case Type: reduce costs. Consulting Firm: Treacy & Company 1st round job interview. Industry Coverage: sports, leisure & recreation; clothing. Case Interview Question #00261: Our client Nike, Inc. (NYSE: NKE) is a major publicly traded sportswear ...

  • General Dynamics Concerned About Falling Stock Price

    Case Type: finance & economics; reduce costs. Consulting Firm: KPMG Consulting first round internship interview. Industry Coverage: aerospace & defense. Case Interview Question #00242: The client General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE: GD) is a major ...

  • Automaker Chrysler to Develop Cost Saving Strategy

    Case Type: reduce costs. Consulting Firm: A.T. Kearney final round internship interview. Industry Coverage: automotive, motor vehicles. Case Interview Question #00227: Our client Chrysler Group LLC is a global automaker headquartered in the Detroi...

  • Hershey's Sales Jump But Profit Margin Decreases

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  • Greyhound Lines to Cut Costs and Add New Routes

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  • Bank of East Asia Improves Cost-to-Revenue Ratio

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  • Lockheed Martin Reduces Costs of Cyclical Swings

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  • Ameren Reduces Costs of Its Bill Collection Facility

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  • Consolidated Edison Turns Around Steam Boiler Division

    Case Type: reduce costs; business turnaround. Consulting Firm: Kurt Salmon Associates (KSA) 2nd round job interview. Industry Coverage: Energy; Manufacturing; Utilities. Case Interview Questions #00072: Your team was asked by Consolidated Edison...

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  • Alcoa Improves Manufacturing Process and Reduces Cost

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