CIMA Operational Case Study – Mock Exams – November 2019 – Chokolate Box
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Mock exam synopses – November 2019 – Chokolate Box
OCS Mock Exam 1 - Synopsis
Following on from this, Chokolate Box asks you to look at a variance analysis for the Operations Director and give advice on an ethics issue before advising on variance budgeting and forecasting techniques and their implementation within Chokolate Box. The mock finishes with a snap decision to rent out a factory building and outsource some of its production elsewhere.
OCS Mock Exam 2 - Synopsis
Mock 2 opens with Chokolate Box trying to deal with issues with its Teeland plantation. Initially you are therefore asked to assess various aspects of this area of the company’s operations.
Moving forward, Chokolate Box attempts to address the issues with its plantation by hiring a new Director, with governance practices requiring assessment here. Further ventures to reduce the company’s reliance on its Teeland plantation are then explored, while in the background constant changes and suggestions are being made regarding the management of the financial side of the business.
OCS Mock Exam 3 - Synopsis
This mock begins with the news that Chokolate Box is expanding overseas. Such a big change brings a number of new challenges and questions to the fore, starting with where to open these stores, and how this new area of the business should be accounted for.
External issues such as the environmental impact of expanding overseas are scrutinised, alongside internal matters like the reporting of refurbishment expenditure and determining the correct level of stock. As the company moves closer to the opening of its first overseas store, the focus then turns to marketing and in particular the benefits that a social media marketing approach could provide.
Finally, following the opening of the first overseas stores in Kewland, an initial analysis of performance is required, namely providing context to the sales variances. The company isn’t losing focus on it’s operation is Essland though, with another key focus the benefits is can provide to its employees to boost both motivation and retention
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