Faupel Consulting: Product Development and Process Improvement
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Jannis Faupel, Consultant

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Industry Experience:


Experience in Fields of Competence:

  • Product Development, Product Management: 7 years
  • Process Improvement, Quality Management: 9.5 years
  • Customer Service, After-Sales Service: 7.8 years
  • Intellectual Property Rights: 3 years, in addition to book publication and own patent and trademark registrations
  • Innovation & Idea Management: 3 years
  • Knowledge Management: 3 years


Some Notable Projects:

  • Definition and implementation of the Global Customer Feedback and Product Improvement Process including internal quantitative and qualitative management reporting and reporting towards the global sales and marketing offices on the status of product quality issues (IWC Schaffhausen)
  • Development of several highly innovative new wristwatches, among which the most expensive and complicated IWC watch of the time (IWC Portuguese Grande Complication), the first IWC watch with a digital perpetual calendar movement (IWC Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar Digital Date-Month) and the first IWC watch with the movement embedded directly in the ceramic case middle (IWC Da Vinci Chronograph Ceramic) (IWC Schaffhausen)
  • Global implementation of a highly innovative, multi-site, web-supported Innovation and Idea Management Process and tool – see also publications below (ALSTOM)
  • Development and global implementation of an improved stage-gate Product Development Process (ALSTOM)
  • Development of an Intellectual Property Rights Strategy tailored to the specific needs of the After-Sales Service business (ALSTOM)
  • Reduction of the Duration of Power Plant Inspection Outages by 20-25 % through significant process redesign on all levels and highly improved professionalism, successfully validated by three full-scale implementations on outages in Malaysia – a three-year project that involved over 200 participants and yielded significant cost savings for the client (ALSTOM)
  • Post-Merger Process Harmonization between two engineering units in different countries that were previously part of two different companies and had very diverging organizational structures and processes. (ALSTOM)



  • Full professional proficiency: German, English, French
  • Limited working proficiency: Spanish, Greek, Italian