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Supply Demand Planner was asked...11 June 2015

How many cars are there in the United States?

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Depends if you count the ones that are for sale

can you tell me what was the case study?

Method 1 - Take population of the US, get data for economic classes and multiply by % owning cars in each class (or estimate this data). These are cards on road. Now we add this to cars in dealerships and factories - Get car sales data for the year, divide by 12 and add this to the previous estimation of on road cars (this is making a broad assumption that there is a months worth of inventory lying around) Less

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Apple

They gave me a case study on a Friday evening to complete for my interview, which was the next Monday. I thought this was inconsiderate of my weekend time.

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You don't need to pay $200k and get an MBA to learn how to do a case study. Many are prepared just through their professional experiences. Some prepare through online research on websites like Glass Door. Regardless, sounds like your condescending attitude and unwillingness to gain new skills in a short period of time eliminated your candidacy. For everyone else: the case study is doable. I didn't have much clue on how to attack this problem but I ran my answers against some fellow consultant and supply chain friends. A couple gave me good advice and I eventually landed a planning role. Good luck to all. Less

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I did not make enough assumptions. I have never done a case study for an interview before. Sorry I didn't get an MBA and pay 200k+ to learn how to do case studies. Less

Pick 'n Pay

Tell us about yourself question

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I'm a very loving and caring person. I always wanna help where i can and i feel terrible if I'm unable to help somebody. I'm young, full of energy and one of my biggest dreams is one day to become a manager of this huge company.🙂 Less

Apple

There was nothing unexpected. You'll need to prepare for a case in two days.

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yes can you share the case study?

Can you share more about the case study? How should we prepare for it? What was it based on? Less

Philips

What do you know about Philips?

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Hello there, do they give you a final answer ore decision about your interview? Because I have been interview for the same position and I am still waiting for answer....Thank you Less

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Apple

Apple watch can only work paired with iphone, how would I estimate how many units will be sold?

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There are potential adopter stock and flow models in differential solvers. the stock for Apple watch potential adopters would consist of people currently owning iPhones and factors like word of mouth, advertisement, field issue rates, etc. which would help estimate the growth rate of Apple watch users. We can add in growth rate of iPhone users themselves to add accuracy to the model. Less

Apple

Assuming we know we will sell 1M units in the first month, and there's no issue with production and it can be produced momentarily, how many units will I produce? How would I take inventory into account?

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We will produce units to account for the yield loss/quality loss of the line. If 10% of the devices/products are determined unfit at final testing, we need to give a demand signal for 1.1M units. Less

L'Oréal

Porque você escolheu a Loreal?

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BlueTriton Brands

About you current role responsibilities , in general question

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As usual what i do in my current position

Apple

How will forecast demand of new Reebok shoe in the market?

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Were you given a case study to solve? Can you share more about the case study? How should we prepare for it? What was it based on? Less

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