Since this is an interviewer-led case, the interviewer should guide the candidate through the interview. The questions should be read out to the interviewee.
The case is split into two parts:
The first part is more qualitative. The open-ended questions should prompt the interviewee to think about the problem and its solution.
The second part is more quantitative in nature. In order to solve the questions, the interviewee should perform calculations.
Your client, Bookl, is a publishing company with stable sales in terms of both volume and price.
Its distribution warehouse is reaching maximum capacity. This has lowered its service quality.
The head of Bookl’s distribution department wants to extend the warehouse. The extension will cost $15 m and will NOT increase the company’s revenues.
The CEO wants your company to determine whether the investment is necessary.
More questions to be added by you, interviewer!
If the interviewee solves the case very quickly, you can come up with more challenging questions to ask them.