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Your client sells a commodity product in Europe. Currently, this commodity is sold using a quota system and European markets are protected. The quota allows a company to sell a certain number of units in a particular European market.
Eastern Europe will be joining the western part of Europe and the total volume of the commodity sold will be the combination of the two markets.
However, the price in Eastern Europe is less than in the west.
What will happen once the two markets join?
This Booz Allen Hamilton case study is similar to a public sector case. In the case, your client has a profitability threat (or opportunity, as it may turn out to be), and needs your help. Your job is to dig into the profitability and the market to analyze all possible outcomes and, ultimately, give the client a strong recommendation.
You can use the Profitability Framework to solve the case, but because of the unique nature of the case, it is advised to pick and choose from the basic frameworks to create a custom structure for the problem. Tailor it to the intricacies of the case.
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