Case Interview Question #00520: Our client Madison Dearborn Partners (MDP) is a private equity firm specializing in leveraged buyouts of privately held or publicly traded companies, or divisions of larger companies; recapitalizations of family owned or closely held companies; balance sheet restructurings; acquisition financings; and growth capital investments in mature companies. The firm was founded in 1992 and is based in Chicago, Illinois, United States.
Madison Dearborn Partners has recently bought a metal processing company in Chicago. You have been hired as a consultant by MDP and they want you to re-design the supply chain system for the finished goods produced by this Chicago metal processing company. How will you proceed?
The client MDP has three specific objectives.
1. They are concerned only about the outbound finished goods
2. Minimize Cost
3. Reliable product delivery
For a supply chain design and optimization case like this one, the candidate should be willing to explore the following issues: