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Standard 17.Understands elements of production planning
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   1. Knows the physical limitations of a company to produce products
   2. Understands that the properties of a material determine the appropriate processing method
   3. Designs, produces, and tests prototypes of products
   4. Knows economic factors to consider before beginning a manufacturing project (e.g., estimating supplies, materials, and labor costs)
   5. Knows the effects of a chosen solution using the seven inputs of a technological system (people, machines & tools, materials, information, energy, finances, and time) in regards to human and society needs
   6. Understands tradeoffs among characteristics such as safety, function, cost, ease of operation, quality of post-purchase support, and environmental impact when selecting systems for specific purposes
   7. Proposes alternative solutions to manufacturing problems (e.g., recommend changes to a product or process)
   8. Knows how computer software is used in the planning of a manufacturing project (e.g., use Computer Aided Design [CAD] software to a design prototype)
   9. Knows scheduling techniques used to synchronize production operations, meet customer goals, and optimize resources
   10. Plans optimal sequences of machining operations and processes
   11. Understands the advantages/disadvantages of various inventory control methods (e.g., just-in-time inventory methods, keeping inventory in storage, inventory control software, automated inventory control)