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Your client manufactures and sells deposit slips to banks at a price of $1/slip. They are the leading firm in this $100M industry with 60% market share. 

There is only one other competitor.

Federal regulations will decrease the industry size by 10% next year. Our client wants to maintain its profit to fund other projects.

What options does it have and are any of these options appealing?

Case Overview

In this case study, the client has come to you to help them forestall a potential loss of profitability as a result of impending federal regulations. You’ve been hired to look at all the data, dig into the profitability of their product and find the best course of action so profit is maintained.

The Profitability Framework will help you solve the problem, but don’t get stuck there. The best casers know how to take the best parts of the framework and blend it with their own experience and problem solving skills. Use what you know to create something fresh and new.

This case has a qualitative difficulty of 2 out of 4, which makes it one of our many business case examples that are ideal for a first round interview. The case contains one math exhibit.

Interview Tips at Bain

One of the things Bain looks for in candidates is practicality. Can you show the interviewer through your framework how you would solve this problem with tangible steps?

In this case, focus on coming away with 1 key area to improve and time yourself as you present the case (2min for structure, 5min for math, 2min for brainstorming, 2min for conclusion)

If you need out-loud case practice, book an hour with one of our ex-MBB coaches.

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