Kellogg Case Book

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*** Get Off Of My Case, Version 2.0 ***
Kellogg School of Management Northwestern University
December, 2003
Edwin Van Dusen, Brian Fox and David Welch (MBAs 2004) prepared this document under the supervision on Professor Sonia Marciano. Copyright © 2003 by the Kellogg School of Management. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, used in a spreadsheet, or transmitted in any form or by any means – electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise – without the permission of the Kellogg School of Management.

The 2004 Kellogg Consulting Club Case Book

Table of Contents
I. Introduction................................................................................................................................. 2 II. How to Ace Case Interviews ..................................................................................................... 5 Sub-Section One of Seven - Overview of Case Interviews ........................................................ 6 Sub-Section Two of Seven - Using Frameworks........................................................................ 8 Sub-Section Three of Seven - Step-By-Step Illustration of a Case Interview .......................... 12 Sub-Section Four of Seven – Common Case Situations........................................................... 21 Sub-Section Five of Seven - Types of Cases ............................................................................ 26 Sub-Section Six of Seven - Other Important Points to Remember About Case Interviews ..... 38 Sub-Section Seven of Seven – Concluding Thoughts on Case Interviews............................... 42 Conclusion ................................................................................................................................ 44 III. Practice Cases......................................................................................................................... 46 Food Wholesaling Case – Case #1 of 10 .................................................................................. 48 GOTONet Case – Case #2 of 10............................................................................................... 59 Maine Apples Case – Case #3 of 10 ......................................................................................... 72 Orrington Office Supplies – Case #4 of 10............................................................................... 86 Syzygy Supercomputers Case – Case #5 of 10 ....................................................................... 100 Winter Olympics Bidding Case – Case #6 of 10 .................................................................... 111 Rotisserie Ranch: A Structured Case - Case #7 of 10............................................................ 119 Tarrant Fixtures - Case #8 of 10 ............................................................................................. 127 Vindaloo Corporation - Case #9 of 10.................................................................................... 130 Zephyr Beverages - Case #10 of 10 ........................................................................................ 134 IV. Discussion of Fit Interviewing............................................................................................. 137 Overview................................................................................................................................. 137 Fit Versus Case Interviews ..................................................................................................... 137 V. Interview Formats Used by Various Companies................................................................... 145 Interview Formats Used – A.T. Kearney ................................................................................ 147 Interview Formats Used – Bain & Company.......................................................................... 148 Interview Formats Used –...
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