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Roland Berger Case: Onlinestar

    Is it normal for a case to have this much information verbally communicated by interviewer?

    Roland Berger Case: Onlinestar
    Most recent answer on Jan 26, 2021
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    Roland Berger cases are known to be a lot more detailed than an average case so I wouldn't be too worried!
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    How do we put Cat Lavatories sales and costs in relation?

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    Most recent answer on Jan 25, 2021
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    Hello Eleonora! Though I see what you mean, I would honestly not read too much into it. When they tell you something as part of the prompt, in this case that sales are 70 million and gross margin is 0%, indeed the pur ... (read entire answer)
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    How do you know what factors to look for? Why product distribution and purchasing?

    Roland Berger Case: Onlinestar
    Most recent answer on Dec 14, 2020
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    In the initial prompt you are told "Combined with a significant increase in shipping costs, this led to a negative result for the first time"...and " Against the background of expected stagnating sales for the current f ... (read entire answer)
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    Why are gross profit margins calculated using last year's revenues (590 EUR) and not 501.5 EUR?

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    Most recent answer on Nov 13, 2020
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    Even if you use the 501.5 EUR number, the answer remains the same. In this case, the % share of sales would need to be updated now considering <5 EUR category doesnt exist anymore. For example, for category 6-10 EU ... (read entire answer)
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    Shipping costs ?

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    Most recent answer on Oct 07, 2020
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    Hi Raouf, Two points here. 1) It's better to post your question directly on the case here: https://www.preplounge.com/en/management-consulting-cases/candidate-led-usual-style/intermediate/roland-berger-case-onlinest ... (read entire answer)
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    Gross Profit Calculation for the next year

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    Most recent answer on Aug 16, 2020
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    Hi Prakash, No we cannot do that. Remember, we're actually completely getting rid of the <5 Euro products. If we stop selling that product, it's not like people will end up buying other products from us. The produc ... (read entire answer)
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    Another solution for Supplier delay problem & transportation costs

    Roland Berger Case: Onlinestar
    Most recent answer on Jul 27, 2020
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    Hi, I have a feeling you are the same person who asked the other "Price differentiations & brand development" question? I think you're forgetting the point of a case here! The goal is not to come up with all o ... (read entire answer)
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    Price differentiations & brand development

    Roland Berger Case: Onlinestar
    Most recent answer on Jul 27, 2020
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    Hi there, You're not wrong. But you're also not right ;) Never forget the OBJECTIVE. While you are right about the risk to cutting low margin products, in this case you can only include it as a risk. It's a good r ... (read entire answer)
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    Profit Margin Calculation

    Roland Berger Case: Onlinestar
    Most recent answer on Jul 17, 2020
    Enrico asked on Jul 14, 2020
    Hello, I don't understand why the previous year is taken into account in the calculation of the profits after the elimination of the product category. Shouldn't I consider: - the new revenues: 501.5 M - calculate ... (read entire question)
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    Calculation of sales planning and gross profit planning

    Roland Berger Case: Onlinestar
    Most recent answer on Apr 27, 2020
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    Hello Yaxin, I will try to make it clear for you. For the sales planning of the next yea, you can consider: Sales of the last fiscal year = 660M€ Termination of production and sale of cat lavatories: -70M€ (tab ... (read entire answer)
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    How to find out categories of core business generate positive earnings contribution

    Roland Berger Case: Onlinestar
    Most recent answer on Apr 26, 2020
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    Hi Marcelo, I think it says in the case that due to the costs associated with free shipping of the products, those with a gross margin of less than 10% do not contribute to overall profit. Together with Table 2 this imp ... (read entire answer)
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    how  gross profit margin is 29% after recommendation

    Roland Berger Case: Onlinestar
    Most recent answer on Feb 29, 2020
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    Hello, I agree with Ian You can find here a good article on the difference between gross prpofit margin and net profit margin: https://www.investopedia.com/ask/answers/122314/what-difference-between-gross-margin-and-n ... (read entire answer)
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    Why using sales from the previous year (590) to predict profit and not the sales planning for the upcoming year (501.5)?

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    Most recent answer on Jan 24, 2020
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    Hello, The reason is simply because the "Share of sales" data are referred to the sales of Y3. If you eliminate a specificate part of the sales (e.g. products <5€) you can not assume that share of sales of produc ... (read entire answer)
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    If Shipping costs are reduced by 20% shouldnt the cost be 16 not 4(which is 20% of 20...)

    Roland Berger Case: Onlinestar
    Most recent answer on Jan 21, 2020
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    Hello Justus, In the text is written that A consolidation of suppliers reduces transport costs by EUR 4 million (EUR 20 million * 20%) As you may notice, the author talks about a reduction of costs 4M€, It means ... (read entire answer)
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    Why are only the transportation costs reasons for the decline in gross profit and not the increased shipping costs?

    Roland Berger Case: Onlinestar
    Most recent answer on Jan 08, 2020
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    Hello Lukas, You are right, in the whole case there is a clear distinction between shippping costs (from Onlinestars to final customers) and transportation costs (from Chinese suppliers to Onlinestars). Anyway, be c ... (read entire answer)
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    Grow strategy

    growth strategy Roland Berger Case: Onlinestar
    Most recent answer on Jan 05, 2020
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    Hello Ronnie, Most of the times the growth strategy consists in increasing revenues. You can do it both focusing on the existing or new products. There are a lor of detailed frameworks that you can use to approach thi ... (read entire answer)
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    Why do we need info on labor & Operating expenses of cat lavatories when it is already clearly making a loss?

    Roland Berger Case: Onlinestar
    Most recent answer on Sep 04, 2019
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    Hi Navid, I agree. Even if you could not reduce labor expenses and other operating expenses, you would still close the business as the price just covers the cost of raw materials... Not the smartest of cases ;) Be ... (read entire answer)
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    How to calculate the sales of the segment <5€ in this case?

    Roland Berger Case: Onlinestar
    Most recent answer on Aug 22, 2019
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    Hi Felix, in table 1 you can find the revenue of 590M and in diagram 1 the split by segment is given, stating 15% for <€5. €590M *0,15 = €88,5M Best, John
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