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Turnaround strategy for underperforming branch

Quickpot

Company description

QuickPot is a Danish owned chain with 29 full-service car workshops distributed across most of Denmark. In total we have over 130 skilled mechanics and tire fitters and 20 apprentices. Our first workshop was established in 1993 and every year we continue to grow.

We solve all tasks related to service and repair of passenger cars. In fact, we are so confident of the quality of our work we even provide 2 years of warranty.

The key to our success is our low cost service provider strategy. Our goal is to be among the cheapest service providers without compromising on our products and what we do. We are extremely competitive both in terms of price and quality.

Project description

One of our repair shops located in Frederikssund been running for number of years. However, since the inception branch was always performing below expectations. We would like you to break apart the business and find root cause for below average performance. You will get full top management support and required financial data, access to key stakeholders, etc. to ensure you get the whole picture.

To highlight the differences between branches you might compare least performing branch with the best one. As a part of you study we expect you to:
• Analyse financials figures, management, market as well as other influencing factors to find potential cause of a problem
• Analyse and compare findings with well performing branches to test your hypothesis
• Develop turnaround strategy for the branch with actionable recommendations

Your research will have direct impact on further branch development and you will be able to see how your recommendations are implemented and their effects there after.

Student description

For this project we seek for talented group of students (or a single student) pursuing relevant education in business. Previous experience in consulting, strategy development, market research would be advantageous.

Project could be done as a Masters/Bachelors thesis or semester project. Internship possibility could also be considered

It is important that you would be self-driven and autonomous person with proactive approach

Each application is being screened and interviewed on an on-going basis and case will be closed regardless of a case deadline once the right match is found