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Case Interview Prompt

You are hired by a Canadian logging company to analyze its current operations and provide advice on future operations. The government regulates the logging industry in Canada. Land is leased to individual companies by the government.

The company is making a lot of money and is unsure why.

You have been asked to determine:

  1. Why they are making money?
  2. Is it sustainable?
  3. Is it replicable?

Case Study Overview

There are many different types of cases when it comes to consulting case study examples. This is a Kearney market study case. In the case, the client is a logging company that is generating more revenue than expected. You’ve been hired to find out why, and if the growth can be replicated.

The Market Study Framework is a good place to start for the structure for the case. Incorporate the other frameworks and your own business experience to create the best framework for the situation at hand.

The qualitative difficulty of the case is 2 out of 4. You would find this case in a first round at Kearney. There are no charts/graphs to be analyzed.

Kearney Interview Pointers

What is Kearney looking for when it comes to its future consultants? A high-level of skill with numbers.

If your quant abilities are rusty, brush up with our free math drills.

For the best practice, focus on identifying 1 area that offers room for improvement, be it in the structure, the math, the creative question, etc.

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