Case Study Prompt
A magazine publisher is trying to decide how many magazines she should deliver to each individual distribution outlet in order to maximize profits. She has massive amounts of historical data for sales volumes through these outlets and a well constructed internal accounting system.
How should she go about computing an appropriate number?
Strategy& Case Study Overview
Your job in this Strategy& case study is to help a magazine publisher maximize profits. How will you structure your approach to solve the business problem?
You can use the Market Study framework to help create your structure for the case, but don’t rely on that framework alone. Use your business acumen and structuring know-how to build a structure that will help you best solve the case.
The case doesn’t have any math diagrams/exhibits, and is a beginner-level case study similar to what you would find in a Strategy& first round.
Strategy& Interview Tips
What does Strategy& value in its future consultants? Creativity in problem solving.
Stretch yourself by working outside the basic frameworks and finding out-of-the-box solutions.
In this Strategy& case study, make it a point to find one or two opportunities for growth.
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