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A medical equipment manufacturer in the southeastern US has called you in because it feels its working capital requirements are much higher than those of its competitors. Remember that working capital consists of cash + inventory + accounts receivable (current assets) less accounts payable + short term debts (current liabilities).
How will you help your client solve this problem? How would you structure your approach?
Kearney Case Study Overview
In this Kearney case interview, you have been asked to by your client to help them reduce their working capital requirements to increase profitability. Your job in this case study is to dig into the company’s numbers, get to know the market and help find a solution that will take those profits up.
We recommend using the Profitability Framework for this case, but challenge yourself and don’t start there! The most sought after candidates showcase an ability to integrate their own business experience with the framework to come up with a solution that is specific and strategic. As you prepare for your interview, it’s a good idea to work on multiple business case study examples to broaden your experience.
There are no diagrams/math exhibit in this case. The qualitative difficulty is 2 out of 4, which makes this an intermediate level case you would likely see in a Kearney first round.
Kearney Interview Tips
What does Kearney look for in its case interview candidates? Someone with a calculator brain and the ability to solve problems on the fly.
If your mental math isn’t sharp, our math drills can help you prepare.
For this case, focus on finding one area you can grow for the next case and time yourself as you present (2min for structure, 5min for math, 2min for brainstorming, 2min for conclusion.)
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