Posts under Category: industry analysis

How to Draw Value Chain for an Ice Cream Start-up Business

Case Type: industry analysis; business competition; finance and economics.
Consulting Firm: IBM Global Business Services (GBS) first round full time job interview.
Industry Coverage: food & beverages; small business, startups.

Case Interview Question #01354: H?agen-Dazs is an American ice cream brand, established by Reuben and Rose Mattus in Brooklyn Heights, New York, in 1961. Starting with only three flavors: vanilla, chocolate,… Read the rest

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Finisar Corp Experiencing a 50% Revenue Decline

Case Type: business turnaround; industry analysis.
Consulting Firm: Siemens Management Consulting (SMC) final round full time job interview.
Industry Coverage: telecommunications, network; manufacturing.

Case Interview Question #01323: Our client Finisar Corporation is a manufacturer of optical fibers based in Sunnyvale, California, United States. An optical fiber is a flexible, transparent fiber made by drawing glass (silica) or plastic to a diameter… Read the rest

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Ultrapar Considers Entering Surfactants Market in China

Case Type: industry analysis; market entry; business competition.
Consulting Firm: Cornerstone Research final round full time job interview.
Industry Coverage: chemicals.

Case Interview Question #01314: Your client Ultra Group (NYSE: UGP) is a Brazilian chemical conglomerate that produces a wide range of chemicals. The company develops and supplies raw materials to industries in over 30 sectors including cosmetics, personal care, household cleaning… Read the rest

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Countrywide Financial Considers Entering Canadian Market

Case Type: market entry; industry analysis.
Consulting Firm: American Express first round full time job interview.
Industry Coverage: banking.

Case Interview Question #01307: Your client Countrywide Financial Corp. is a regional bank holding company headquartered in New York City. Its principal subsidiary, Countrywide Bank, owns and operates more than 300 branches in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, Rhode Island,… Read the rest

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