Preparation/ case studies for case interview as sales & operations planning consultant?

Case Material operations cases supply chain
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Silvia asked on Nov 25, 2020

Hello everyone,

I have a case interview for a Sales & Operations Planning consultant the week after next. Does anyone have any experience of which case types might be in demand and where you can get further training material?

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Adi
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replied on Nov 25, 2020
Accenture, Deloitte | Precision Case Prep | Experienced Interviewer & Career Coach | 15 years professional experience

Hi Silvia,

Happy to help provide guidance and prep help as I ran Accenture's Supply Chain & Operations Consulting practice in UK, before I left last year. Feel free to send me personal message with more details. Am assuming your case will be specific to this area?!

Search for Operations Strategy tagged cases in PrepLounge and generally. The approach & prep required is no different that how you would for any case interview regardless of the company.

Have a look at this case I recently published:https://www.preplounge.com/en/management-consulting-cases/candidate-led-usual-style/advanced/educateearth-digital-operations-transformation-220

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Silvia on Nov 26, 2020

Hi Adi, great, thanks for your help. I will reach out to you.

Gaurav
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replied on Nov 25, 2020
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Hi, Silvia,

as Adi has said, the preparation doesn't differ from the one that is done for other case interviews and PrepLounge's resources are a great help here.

Do you need any further help?

GB

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Silvia on Nov 26, 2020

Alright, then I'm on the right track. Thanks!

Clara
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Hello!

In most cases, unless they´ve told you otherwise, the cases are not connected to the particular niche.

Intead, I would advise you to ensure you have a good overview of the ​most common case types:

1. Profitability cases- basic profitability framework.

2. Idea generation cases: for any specif issue

3. Growth cases: market penetration, new product launch, product mix change, etc.

4. Pricing cases

5. M&A cases

6. Valuation cases

7. Value chain cases

Hope it helps!

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Silvia on Nov 26, 2020

Great, thanks!

Ian
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replied on Nov 26, 2020
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Hi Silvia,

1) Search on Operations here (already done): https://www.preplounge.com/en/management-consulting-cases?language=en&topic[]=8&sort=real-case-desc&page=1&perPage=20

2) Google and casebooks are your friend. For example (https://managementconsulted.com/case-interview/case-interview-examples-master-list/)...go to Accenture, Amex, AT Kearney, Deloitte, and LEK sections which specifically call out operations.

3) Send me a message and I can provide you with a few good ones and/or case you in them!

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