Manager: the new manufacturing process should save us time overall, even though the first step of the five-step process will take twice as long as it does under the old process. Under the new process, far fewer of the components will be found defective, and the sole purpose of steps two and three under the old process is to weed out defective components. As a result, we should be able to eliminate two of the five steps in the existing manufacturing process.
Which of the following would be most useful in evaluating the claim made in the argument?
A. Whether factory workers will require training in order to use the new manufacturing process
B. Whether the new process is likely to introduce deficiencies or imperfections that must be corrected
C. Whether defective components can be fixed or must be thrown out
D. Whether a third manufacturing process would save even more time than both the old and new manufacturing processes
E. Whether saving time with the new manufacturing process will ultimately lead to cost savings for the company.
Source: Manhattan Prep
Manager: the new manufacturing process should save us time overall, even though the first step of the five-step
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