Properly measuring the efficiency of manufacturing equipment is a complex procedure. Suppose an advertisement announces the sale of new super-efficient foam concrete manufacturing equipment that can produce more foam concrete per minute than any other equipment available. Does higher productivity imply higher efficiency? What if the quality of all the foam concrete produced by this equipment is inferior?
The objection raised above against the efficiency measure described in the advertisement challenges the truthfulness of which of the following statements?
(A)Ways to measure the efficiency of foam concrete manufacturing equipment are representative of the ways to measure efficiency of any other manufacturing equipment.
(B)Producing foam concrete is the primary purpose of foam concrete manufacturing equipment.
(C)The quantity of foam concrete produced is relevant to measuring efficiency of foam concrete producing equipment.
(D)The only factor relevant to measuring the productivity of manufacturing equipment is the productivity of such equipment.
(E)The quality of the product manufactured should be considered when measuring the efficiency of manufacturing equipment.
OA to follow