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Your client produces low cost pork products (a commodity good). They have the largest market share and the lowest cost producer.

The firm is running at maximum capacity utilization. The CEO wants to increase profits in the next 3 months.

How would you advise the CEO?

Case Overview

The best studies are the ones that stretch you. The client in this case has hired you to advise the CEO on how to increase profits in the next 3 months. Your job is to dig into the profitability and provide a firm recommendation on how to add to the bottom line.

Keeping the goal of increased profitability in mind, use the Profitability Framework to create your structure for the case. However, don’t limit yourself to that framework alone (keyword: flexibility).

There are no math exhibits in this case study. This case will be valuable in helping you prep for the equivalent of a 2nd round at McKinsey. The case has a score of 2 (out of 4) on the qualitative difficulty scale.

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