Santa's Workshop (B). Forecasting and Diagnosis

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The case uses an original setting (Santa?s Workshop) to discuss aspects of operational finance decision-making. Using the framework explained in FN-471-E (Operational Finance II: Diagnosis and Forecasting), it provides the users of the case to apply the framework. The case is written for discussion of diagnosis and action plan. The A-case discusses previous part of the analysis (Analysis and Diagnosis of the situation as is).
Bibliographic citation: Simon, Jan, "Santa's Workshop (B). Forecasting and Diagnosis", IESE, F-949-E, 10/2019
Date: 17/10/2019
Author(s): Simon, Jan
Document type: Case
Department: Financial Management
Languages: English
Year of the events: 2020
Geographic area: Canada

Learning objective The case could either be used at the start of an operational finance course to discuss a framework of financial decision-making or at the end as a capstone case. It could equally serve as an exam case. It best works in combination with the A-case