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CIMA Operational Case Study – Mock Exams – May 2019 – VitaMine

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Mock exam synopses – May 2019 – VitaMine

OCS Mock Exam 1 - Synopsis

Mock one opens with VitaMine in hot water after being forced to issue a product recall notice. Initially you are asked to deal with some of the financial reporting and ethical considerations resulting from the recall.

VitaMine then tries to move on with a new product range and improve the culture of quality throughout the organisation. However, the spectre of the product recall looms large, as questions are raised over the company’s inventory management, while the culture of improvement continues with proposals about improved budgetary control. Finally the announcement of some long awaited legislation causes VitaMine to review their operations.

OCS Mock Exam 2 - Synopsis

This mock exam covers a range of issues that VitaMine will encounter in the process of researching, developing and launching a new product. This includes analysis of different products the company could pursue and the risks and benefits associated with each, the suitability of the company’s current costing system and forecasting demand for the new range.

Marketing and supply chain management are also important areas for consideration, as well as the treatment of research and development expenditure and the cost’s associated with new machinery incurred on this project. Finally, reviewing the success of the new product in it’s first month of production, by considering the fixed overhead variances and reasons these may have arisen.

OCS Mock Exam 3 - Synopsis

VitaMine are considering various options for growth, the most salient being mergers and acquisitions. The questions revolve around the implications of the acquisition of VitaSite as a subsidiary in order to bring an online store in-house. The decision comes with risk but also offers many benefits and will need consideration of how it would impact the company’s infrastructure.

Post-acquisition, there is a need to identify relevant options for short-term finance and appropriate pricing options. Finally, there is yet another acquisition opportunity, but some analysis of information is required to better understand approaches to manufacturing and how to reduce waste. Overall, this is a mock of moderate difficulty which will require a strong knowledge of the company and the ability to use that knowledge in new scenarios.

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