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In order to reduce the number of items damaged while in transit to customers, packaging consultants recommended that the TrueSave mail-order company increase the amount of packing material so as to fill any empty spaces in its cartons. Accordingly, TrueSave officials instructed the company’s packers to use more packing material than before, and the packers zealously acted on these instructions and used as much as they could.
Nevertheless, customer reports of damaged items rose somewhat.

Which of the following, if true, most helps to explain why acting on the consultants’ recommendation failed to achieve its goal?
A. The change in packing policy led to an increase in expenditure on packing material and labor.
B. When packing material is compressed too densely, it loses some of its capacity to absorb shock.
C. The amount of packing material used in a carton does not significantly influence the ease with which a customer can unpack the package.
D. Most of the goods that TrueSave ships are electronic products that are highly vulnerable to being damaged in transit.
E. TrueSave has lost some of its regular customers as a result of the high number of damaged items they received.[/color]
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Re: CR -- In order to reduce the number of items .. [#permalink] New post 26 Aug 2008, 21:03
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In order to reduce the number of items damaged while in transit to customers, packaging consultants recommended that the TrueSave mail-order company increase the amount of packing material so as to fill any empty spaces in its cartons. Accordingly, TrueSave officials instructed the company’s packers to use more packing material than before, and the packers zealously acted on these instructions and used as much as they could.
Nevertheless, customer reports of damaged items rose somewhat.

Which of the following, if true, most helps to explain why acting on the consultants’ recommendation failed to achieve its goal?

A. The change in packing policy led to an increase in expenditure on packing material and labor.
B. When packing material is compressed too densely, it loses some of its capacity to absorb shock.
C. The amount of packing material used in a carton does not significantly influence the ease with which a customer can unpack the package.
D. Most of the goods that TrueSave ships are electronic products that are highly vulnerable to being damaged in transit.
E. TrueSave has lost some of its regular customers as a result of the high number of damaged items they received.



Answer : B
Can someone explain why they will not choose D


Do not see any other than B.

"Most of the goods that TrueSave ships are electronic products that are highly vulnerable to being damaged in transit" :- this situation is was there and is there. therefore needed re-packaging.

others are out of scope.
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Re: CR -- In order to reduce the number of items .. [#permalink] New post 26 Aug 2008, 21:12
got it.
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Re: CR -- In order to reduce the number of items .. [#permalink] New post 27 Aug 2008, 01:35
onesome68 wrote:
In order to reduce the number of items damaged while in transit to customers, packaging consultants recommended that the TrueSave mail-order company increase the amount of packing material so as to fill any empty spaces in its cartons. Accordingly, TrueSave officials instructed the company’s packers to use more packing material than before, and the packers zealously acted on these instructions and used as much as they could.
Nevertheless, customer reports of damaged items rose somewhat.

Which of the following, if true, most helps to explain why acting on the consultants’ recommendation failed to achieve its goal?

A. The change in packing policy led to an increase in expenditure on packing material and labor.
B. When packing material is compressed too densely, it loses some of its capacity to absorb shock.
C. The amount of packing material used in a carton does not significantly influence the ease with which a customer can unpack the package.
D. Most of the goods that TrueSave ships are electronic products that are highly vulnerable to being damaged in transit.
E. TrueSave has lost some of its regular customers as a result of the high number of damaged items they received.



Answer : B
Can someone explain why they will not choose D


Straight B) , others hardly make a diff or out of scope
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Re: CR -- In order to reduce the number of items .. [#permalink] New post 27 Aug 2008, 02:26
B is the correct choice
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Re: CR -- In order to reduce the number of items .. [#permalink] New post 28 Aug 2008, 20:19
B.
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Re: CR -- In order to reduce the number of items .. [#permalink] New post 29 Aug 2008, 13:20
Not D bc:

the issue is not gaining/losing customers, we are only concerned with the consultants recommendations, and why they have failed....
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Re: CR -- In order to reduce the number of items .. [#permalink] New post 02 Jun 2011, 22:18
What is the conclusion indicator here and what is the conclusion of the stimulus? Can someone please explain in detail and break down the premises and the conclusions?
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Re: In order to reduce the number of items damaged while in [#permalink] New post 29 May 2013, 02:12
Before reading the actual options, my prephrased answer was "the company’s packers used package material for wrapping and turning packages instead of putting the material inside packages in the empty area between an item and the package itself" )
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