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SAVE International Value Standards


Value Methodology Standard Reference

The Value Methodology Standard Reference is intended to provide the basic guidance required for applying the Value Methodology (VM) as recognized by SAVE International®. VM can be applied to a wide variety of subjects, including industrial or consumer products, construction projects, manufacturing processes, business procedures, services and organizations. VM is commonly referred to by the terms value analysis, value engineering and value management. These terms may be used interchangeably with Value Methodology throughout this standard. The Value Methodology Standard Reference was extracted from Appendix C of the VM Guide™.


Value Methodology Glossary of Terms

The Value Methodology Glossary of Terms was extracted from Appendix A of the VM Guide™.



Additional Value Standards


ASTM International Standards

ASTM International, formerly known as the American Society for Testing and Materials, is an international standards organization that develops and publishes voluntary consensus technical standards for a wide range of materials, products, systems and services.


Association of German Engineers (VDI) Standards

The Association of German Engineers (VDI) has developed one of the most important technical rule bases with VDI Standards. More than 200 new or revised VDI Standards based on the latest technical developments are published by VDI’s technical divisions every year. A set of technical regulations has been built up systematically, which contains more than 2,000 valid VDI Standards, extensively covering a broad field of technology subjects. They all follow the process described in the standard VDI 1000: consensus-based and with a public objection process. The topics range from securing loads on road vehicles to testing optical fibers up to monitoring the effects of genetically modified organisms and Value Management/Value Analysis.

Below you will find a list of the German VA/VM standards, available in English. Each link leads to a short description of the standard:

Information about how to order/download the standards are available at