Program manager: Katri Valkokari, VTT
Contact: katri.valkokari(at)

Schedule: 2010-2012

Mission and objectives

The mission of the company project is to develop methods and practices to answer to the complexity of product life cycle management in both engineering and manufacturing networks globally

  • Projects aim to create a joint vision about future product life cycle management practices and tools in networked engineering and production environment
  • Based on the vision consortium members develop concepts for PLM models within different value networks

The focus of the project is in benchmarking and learning between the consortium members

  • Industrial validity of research project’s focus is ensured by close co-operation between projects

The parallel research project supports implementation and piloting of the benchmarked and developed models and tools

Read the GP4Variants program's final report.

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