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The Official Guide for GMAT Review, 11th Edition, 2005

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“Fast cycle time” is a strategy of designing a manufacturing organization to eliminate bottlenecks and delays in production. Not only does it speed up production, but it also assures quality. The reason is that the bottlenecks and delays cannot be eliminated unless all work is done right the first time.

The claim about quality made above rests on a questionable presupposition that _____.

(A) any flaw in work on a product would cause a bottleneck or delay and so would be prevented from occurring on a “fast cycle” production line

(B) the strategy of “fast cycle time” would require fundamental rethinking of product design

(C) the primary goal of the organization is to produce a product of unexcelled quality, rather than to generate profits for stockholders

(D) “fast cycle time” could be achieved by shaving time off each of the component processes in production cycle

(E) “fast cycle time” is a concept in business strategy that has not yet been put into practice in a factory

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P1 : “Fast cycle time” is a strategy to eliminate bottlenecks and delays in production
P2 : bottlenecks and delays cannot be eliminated unless all work is done right

Assumption : bottleneck or delay would be prevented from occurring on a “fast cycle” production line. If you negate this assumption the argument falls apart. Hence the answer.
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Althought I was not quite convinced by A at first I picked it up as other answers are out of scope
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“Fast cycle time” is a strategy of designing a manufacturing organization to eliminate bottlenecks and delays in production. Not only does it speed up production, but it also assures quality. The reason is that the bottlenecks and delays cannot be eliminated unless all work is done right the first time.
The claim about quality made above rests on a questionable presupposition that
(A) any flaw in work on a product would cause a bottleneck or delay and so would be prevented from occurring on a “fast cycle” production line
(B) the strategy of “fast cycle time” would require fundamental rethinking of product design
(C) the primary goal of the organization is to produce a product of unexcelled quality, rather than to generate profits for stockholders
(D) “fast cycle time” could be achieved by shaving time off each of the component processes in production cycle
(E) “fast cycle time” is a concept in business strategy that has not yet been put into practice in a factory
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PUNEETSCHDV wrote:
“Fast cycle time” is a strategy of designing a manufacturing organization to eliminate bottlenecks and delays in production. Not only does it speed up production, but it also assures quality. The reason is that the bottlenecks and delays cannot be eliminated unless all work is done right the first time.
The claim about quality made above rests on a questionable presupposition that
(A) any flaw in work on a product would cause a bottleneck or delay and so would be prevented from occurring on a “fast cycle” production line
(B) the strategy of “fast cycle time” would require fundamental rethinking of product design
(C) the primary goal of the organization is to produce a product of unexcelled quality, rather than to generate profits for stockholders
(D) “fast cycle time” could be achieved by shaving time off each of the component processes in production cycle
(E) “fast cycle time” is a concept in business strategy that has not yet been put into practice in a factory


Option A is the answer.

Conclusion of the Passage states : Fast Cycle time will remove bottleneck and delays. This will result is improve in quality too. It is based on the assumption that in case there is some flow then it will be followed by bottlenecks and delays and this is what is present in Option A.
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PUNEETSCHDV wrote:
“Fast cycle time” is a strategy of designing a manufacturing organization to eliminate bottlenecks and delays in production. Not only does it speed up production, but it also assures quality. The reason is that the bottlenecks and delays cannot be eliminated unless all work is done right the first time.
The claim about quality made above rests on a questionable presupposition that
(A) any flaw in work on a product would cause a bottleneck or delay and so would be prevented from occurring on a “fast cycle” production line
(B) the strategy of “fast cycle time” would require fundamental rethinking of product design
(C) the primary goal of the organization is to produce a product of unexcelled quality, rather than to generate profits for stockholders
(D) “fast cycle time” could be achieved by shaving time off each of the component processes in production cycle
(E) “fast cycle time” is a concept in business strategy that has not yet been put into practice in a factory



The argument is talking about two things here, " Fast cycle time" and " first time right" . while, it is clear that fast cycle time will speed up production, it is not clear how will the strategy of first time right is embedded within fast cycle time strategy.
It is clear that bottlenecks and delays can be eliminated by doing first time right. But it is unclear as in how a quality is ensured by removing bottlenecks and delays. The product could be made faster without any delays but might be of inferior quality.
please explain.
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“Fast cycle time” is a strategy of designing a manufacturing organization to eliminate bottlenecks and delays
in production. Not only does it speed up production, but it also assures quality. The reason is that the
bottlenecks and delays cannot be eliminated unless all work is done right the first time.
The claim about quality made above rests on a questionable presupposition that

(A) any flaw in work on a product would cause a bottleneck or delay and so would be prevented from occurring
on a “fast cycle” production line
(B) the strategy of “fast cycle time” would require fundamental rethinking of product design
(C) the primary goal of the organization is to produce a product of unexcelled quality, rather than to generate
profits for stockholders
(D) “fast cycle time” could be achieved by shaving time off each of the component processes in production
cycle
(E) “fast cycle time” is a concept in business strategy that has not yet been put into practice in a factory

Conclusion: Not only does it speed up production, but it also assures quality
Reasoning: The reason is that the bottlenecks and delays cannot be eliminated unless all work is done right the first time.
Pre-think: ‘Fast cycle time’ fixes(or cures) all the bottlenecks in the first time itself. How can we think through that ‘CFCT’ strategy is preventing all bottlenecks? As once the bottlenecks occur then only ‘FCT’ cures it.

Jump in reasoning/Flaw: Could not find any. Can someone help me here

Options: A talks about preventing the problem, but argument says that the strategy fixes the bottleneck by implementing ‘FCT’ strategy. How can we say that this strategy prevents any flaw?

D is giving information about shaving time. But we are asked about the effect on quality, not time. So this is not the right answer.
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Can someone help me understand why Option A is right. And how the reasoning is correlated with right answer choice. Is right answer is the rephrase of the reasoning given in the argument?

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