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Company case by Roland Berger
Roland Berger Case: Onlinestar Roland Berger Case: Onlinestar
4.3 5 864
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Onlinestar, an online retailer of furniture and garden products (core business), has grown significantly in recent years as a result of an expansion of its product portfolio. The company mainly imports goods from Chinese manufacturers but also operates its own production of cat lavatories (special b ... (Open whole case)
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Company case by Bain & Company
Bain Case: Old Winery Bain Case: Old Winery
4.4 5 1596
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You have inherited the “Old Winery” from your grandfather, a winery which has been family owned for five generations and can be dated back to the 16th century. Half of the eleven hectares are used to grow white grapes, the other half to grow red grapes. They are grown in the conventio ... (Open whole case)
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Company case by EY-Parthenon
EY-Parthenon Case: Virtual Marketplace EY-Parthenon Case: Virtual Marketplace
4.3 5 1120
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A leading online real estate marketplace in Germany – your-new-home.com – is struggling with stagnating sales after many years of high growth rates. In a preliminary project with EY-Parthenon, the market environment has already been examined in detail – competitors, new entrants, c ... (Open whole case)
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Company case by zeb
zeb case: Quo vadis, customer? zeb case: Quo vadis, customer?
4.6 5 4342
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The bank "His Earlship Charles", a domestic retail and private bank is in a difficult situation. Profits have been declining over the past years due to the ongoing low interest rates set by the central bank. Additionally, the bank is suffering from a decreasing number of customers. The boa ... (Open whole case)
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Company case by E.ON Inhouse Consulting
E.ON Inhouse Consulting Case: Robinson E.ON Inhouse Consulting Case: Robinson
4.5 5 2146
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Mrs. Robinson and Mr. Friday live on an island. Their only access to civilization and trade are the inhabitants of the neighboring island, a people of excellent engineers (they also have electricity). The island is quite large with a small desert in the middle, surrounded by stormy sea. Mr. Friday h ... (Open whole case)
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Company case by Oliver Wyman
Oliver Wyman Case: Setting up a Wine Cellar Oliver Wyman Case: Setting up a Wine Cellar
4.3 5 3517
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I’m thinking about setting up a wine cellar in my basement. The way I see it, shelf space would be divided into two sections: (1) a “drinking” section where I store bottles for my own consumption and (2) an “investment” section where I store bottles that I intend t ... (Open whole case)
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Company case by Oliver Wyman
Oliver Wyman case: Full Electrons Ahead Oliver Wyman case: Full Electrons Ahead
4.6 5 6112
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Your client, large automotive OEM WyCar, has developed its first fully electric vehicle (EV) and introduced it as a pilot on the Austrian market last year. However, sales have been far below the expected numbers. The management has engaged you to support them in understanding the reasons and advise ... (Open whole case)
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Company case by Oliver Wyman
Oliver Wyman case: On the Right Track Oliver Wyman case: On the Right Track
4.6 5 4448
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TrainCo is a manufacturer of rolling stock, or trains, with production sites in three European countries. The company has seen declining profitability over the past years; however, they are currently in a very good position to bid for and win a big contract for regional trains for a Swiss national r ... (Open whole case)
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Company case by DHL Consulting
DHL Consulting case: Books & Codes DHL Consulting case: Books & Codes
4.6 5 4754
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A friend of yours recently got promoted to the position of director of a university library. Yesterday, your friend received a call from the Ministry of Education, who offered him to be part of a national RFID pilot with his library. As your friend is unsure if he should pursue this option, he asks ... (Open whole case)
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Company case by Roland Berger
Roland Berger case: Light on! Roland Berger case: Light on!
4.6 5 14383
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LumCO, a company producing injection-molded components for lighting applications, has operated successfully in its native European market. The company wants to open up one production facility each in China and the United States and establish their own distribution network in both countries to serve ... (Open whole case)
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Company case by TKMC
TKMC Case: Elevators TKMC Case: Elevators
4.2 5 1330
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Your customer is the market leader in the North American elevator service business. This is divided into the areas of elevator construction, elevator modernization and service. The customer has a particularly strong branch network in medium-sized cities and would now like to expand its business i ... (Open whole case)
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Company case by Consulting@Deloitte
Deloitte Consulting case: Footloose Deloitte Consulting case: Footloose
4.5 5 13050
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Duraflex is a German footwear company with annual men’s footwear sales of approximately €1 b. They have always relied on the boot market for the majority of their volume. In this market they compete with three other major competitors. In the fall of 2019, Badger – one of Duraf ... (Open whole case)
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Company case by Bain & Company
Bain case: Asian lubricants producer Bain case: Asian lubricants producer
4.6 5 28872
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LubricantsCo, a very successful Asian premium producer of lubricants in their native region, would like to further increase their revenue and profit. The product range ranges from lubricants in the automotive sector (e.g. motor and gear oil) to industrial applications (e.g. fats, heavy-duty oils). ... (Open whole case)
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Company case by DHL Consulting
DHL Consulting case: Bike Shop DHL Consulting case: Bike Shop
4.3 5 11316
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You have been hired to support the owner of a bike-shop as a business consultant. The bike-shop has suffered a significant revenue decline during the last year, and now the owner would like you to assess the situation and options for the way forward. They want to know last year’s profi ... (Open whole case)
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Company case by zeb
zeb case: Private Bank Anytown zeb case: Private Bank Anytown
3.9 5 5085
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Private Bank Anytown disposes total assets of approx. EUR 3 bn on December 31, 2014. The growth strategy of the institution determined at the end of 2010, however, has a higher impact on the cost side than on the income side. Aggregated to the return on equity as defined central parameter of the ... (Open whole case)
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Expert case by Adi
EducateEarth is the world’s LEARNING company, with expertise in educational courseware (Text Books) and assessment, and a range of teaching and learning services powered by technology. They operate in 70 countries, have nearly 25,000 emloyees and are headquartered in Zurich, Switzerl ... (Open whole case)
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Expert case by Giulia
MBB Case – Consulting a Government MBB Case – Consulting a Government
4.5 5 125
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Our client is the government of an imaginary country which is suffering from strong protests and riots by its own population. The client would like to understand the reason for these protests. In a second step, the client wants you to make suggestions for improvement to end these protests. ... (Open whole case)
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Expert case by Clara
COVID-19 impact on Heathrow Airport COVID-19 impact on Heathrow Airport
4.5 5 237
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Your client is the CEO of Heathrow airport (London), the busiest airport in Europe in terms of commercial traffic. Due to COVID-19, the airport's operations and hence, revenue streams, have been severely affected. The CEO asks for your help with the preparation of the upcoming Steerco, foc ... (Open whole case)
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Expert case by Ian
YodaPhone YodaPhone
4.4 5 41
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Our client is Yoda's Phones, a national telecommunications company. They have embarked on a three-year, multi-million dollar digitization program. Unfortunately, two years into the program, they realize they are significantly behind schedule and over budget. You have been brought in to right ... (Open whole case)
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Expert case by Ian
Chinese Chess - Airline Business During COVID-19 Chinese Chess - Airline Business During COVID-19
4.3 5 64
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Sky China, a government-backed Chinese airline, has recently seen profits plummet due to COVID-19. Profits are down 80% in the months of February and March, but are showing early signs of a rebound in April.  They've brought you in to first investigate what can be done immediatedly to pr ... (Open whole case)
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