VDI Society Product and Process Design (GPP)
The VDI-GPP represents the interests of its members in the European Governing Board of the Value Management Training and Certification System (EGB), the European Safety and Reliability Association (ESRA) and the International Federation for the Promotion of Mechanism and Machine Science (IFToMM).
- The non-profit organization EGB (European Governing Board of the Value Management Training and Certification System) is the control instance for value management in Europe. The purposes of the EGB besides the promotion and further development of value management include the establishment, monitoring, development and documentation of regulations and operational standards, the granting of permits for national certification organizations and the ensuring of consistency in training and certification for value management, for example by publishing guidelines and reports and carrying out audits. In addition, agreements are made with other testing systems here. The EGB as the final instance settles any conflicts arising in connection with the system or the application. The VDI-GPP is the national certifying body for value management training and the certification system for value analysis/value management.
- The ESRA (European Safety and Reliability Association) is an international non-profit organization for the advancement and application of safety and reliability technology in all fields of human endeavour. It is an umbrella organization with a membership consisting of national professional societies, industrial organisations and higher education institutions. The common interest here is safety and reliability.
- The mission of the IFToMM (International Federation for the Promotion of Mechanism and Machine Science) is to promote research and development in the field of machines and mechanisms by means of theoretical and experimental methods, along with their practical application. Worldwide collaboration promotes cooperation and supports the development of modern results. In the various committees of the IFToMM, scientists bring together scientists and users in order to identify trends, form networks, exchange information and organize national and international events in the subject area in question.
EGB (European Governing Board of the Value Management Training and Certification System)
IFToMM (International Federation for the Promotion of Mechanism and Machine Science)