Dr. Jens Schaffer (born 1971), studied mechanical engineering (University of Paderborn), degree plastics technology.
Studies in business administration (specialisation in marketing, University of applied science Bielefeld) including several internships and jobs in Germany and abroad (USA, Japan), degree in business administration in 2000.
Worked as project engineer in procurement of production devices and process engineering, later as project manager in national and international projects in the area of automotive interior development and plastics technology. Managed several projects from inquiry phase until series implementation. E.g. in BMW series R46/5 (3series Compact), E65/66/67 (7series incl. armored vehicles), E61/62/63/64 (5 and 6series) as also R56 (MINI).
Since 2005 freelancing consultant in the automotive and automotive supplier industry.
2005 - 2010 working at the University of Lueneburg (until 2010) in research (EU-Project ILIPT) and education (Project management in automotive development).
Since 2007 visiting Professor in the fields of logistics und project management at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC Rio), Brasil.
Since 2010 administrative professor for production management and logistics at the university of applied sciences Emden/Leer, Germany.
2013 appointed Professor for Logistics and Supply Chain Managament at the university of applied sciences for Logistics and Business in Hamm, Germany.
»The 5-Day-Car-Project« – the vision of the 5-Day-Car or how flexibility helps to preserve added value.
The Airbus A380 and how the basics of project management are still being ignored with even seven-digit project budgets.
The internationalisation of complex projects like BMW R56 significantly affects efficiency and may have other unexpected consequences.