Problem definition: Our client is Korean Car Parts (KCP), a multi-national original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of car parts based in Korea. They've recently seen a decline in profits and have brought us in to understand how to address this falling profitability.
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Question: Why do you think our client decided to get involved in the US market in the first place, given today's just-in-time supply chains?
Question: Are there any other markets you would recommend our client expand into? Why?
Question: Do you have any suggestions as to how our client can increase their delivery speed in their local markets?