Publications

My publications have been cited over 500 times. For my latest H-index and my i10 Index, check the list of my publications on Google Scholar. Please contact me if you are interested in these papers, or click on the links below.

Books and Book ChaptersInterviews and IntroductionsJournal ArticlesConference ArticlesPatentsOnline Web ArticlesPresentations

Books and Book Chapters

  1. Faster, Better, Cheaper CoverRoser, Christoph. Faster, Better, Cheaper” in the History of Manufacturing: From the Stone Age to Lean Manufacturing and Beyond, 439 pages, 1st ed. Productivity Press, 2016 (Read more about my book)
  2. Roser, Christoph. “A Flexible Design Methodology.” Doctoral Dissertation, University of Massachusetts, 2000. (Not published, no ISBN)
  3. Roser, Christoph, and David O Kazmer. “Defect Cost Analysis.” In Plastics Failure Analysis and Prevention, edited by John Moalli, 63–72. William Andrew Inc., 2001. (Book section based on research paper)
  4. Nakano, Masaru, Shuichi Sato, Christoph Roser, Fumiko Kubota, Minoru Tanaka, Yukata Inamori, and Shigetoshi Noritake. Modeling and Evaluating the Manufacturing Enterprise – How to Make Decision in the Manufacturing Enterprise. Toyota Central R&D Labs, Inc., 2006. (Collection of research paper published as an internal book within Toyota, no ISBN, not publicly available)

Interviews and Introductions

  1. Schlesiger, Christian. “Quereinsteiger Gesucht,” Interview mit Christoph Roser, Capital, no. 9 (April 19, 2006): 76–79.
  2. Bünte, Claudia, and Christoph Roser. “Experienced Hires Bei McKinsey – Quereinsteiger Im Gespräch.” E-Fellows.net, April 16, 2007.
  3. Rohm, Thomas. “Professor Dr. Christoph Roser.” Magazin der Hochschule Karlsruhe 70, WS14/15 (January 10, 2014): Page 73.
  4. Pakman, David, 2016. Interview with Christoph Roser: Neither Candidate Is Telling You the Truth About “Manufacturing Jobs.” The David Pakman Show, October 21, 2016. USA TV Interview

Journal Articles

  1. Kazmer, David O, and Christoph Roser. “Evaluation of Product and Process Design Robustness.” Research in Engineering Design 11, no. 1 (1999): 20–30. Frequently cited
  2. Kazmer, David O, Deepak Kapoor, Christoph Roser, Liang Zhu, David Hatch, and Yanli Zhao. “Definition and Application of a Process Flexibility Index.” ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering 125 (2003): 164–172.
  3. Roser, Christoph, David O Kazmer, and James Rinderle. “An Economic Design Change Method.” ASME Journal of Mechanical Design 125, no. 2 (2003): 233–239.
  4. Roser, Christoph, and Masaru Nakano. “Confidence Intervals from a Single Simulation Using the Delta Method.” International Journal of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineering, Series C, Special Issue on Advanced Scheduling 46, no. 1 (March 1, 2003): 67–72.
  5. Roser, Christoph, Masaru Nakano, and Minoru Tanaka. “Constraint Management in Manufacturing Systems.” International Journal of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineering, Series C, Special Issue on Advanced Scheduling 46, no. 1 (March 1, 2003): 73–80.
  6. Roser, Christoph, Masaru Nakano, and Minoru Tanaka. “Single Simulation Buffer Optimization.” JSME International Journal Series C: Mechanical Systems, Machine Elements and Manufacturing 48, no. 4 (December 2005): 763–769.
  7. Roser, Christoph. “Geschichte der Produktion.” Magazin der Hochschule Karlsruhe issue 70, WS14/15 (January 10, 2014): page 51.
  8. Roser, Christoph. “Ein kleiner Fertigungs-Knigge – Zehn Gebote für den Umgang mit Menschen,” Yokoten, vol. 4, no. 3, 2015, pages 6–10
  9. Roser, Christoph. “Layout-Entwicklung an der Toyota-Montagelinie – Ein Besuch im Werk Motomachi.” Yokoten 4, no. 4, 2015, pages 28-29.
  10. Roser, C., Lorentzen, K., Deuse, J., 2015. Reliable Shop Floor Bottleneck Detection for Flow Lines Through Process and Inventory Observations: The Bottleneck Walk. Logistics Research 8.
  11. Roser, Christoph. “Muda, Mura, Muri: Die Drei Übel Der Produktion.” Yokoten 4, no. 5, 2015, pages 23-27
  12. Roser, Christoph. “Mit Vorsicht zu Genießen – KPIs richtig Betrachten und Deuten.” Yokoten 4, no. 6 (January 12, 2015): 22–25.
  13. Javanshir, Amir, and Christoph Roser. “Produktsegmentierung Des Amerikanischen Automobilmarktes – Kannibalisierung und Fehlende Strategien.” Sonderdruck Arbeitskreis Automobilwirtschaft, 2016.
  14. Roser, Christoph. “Lean for Refugees – Erste Workshops Erfolgreich Abgeschlossen.” Yokoten 5, no. 1 (2016): 20–21.
  15. Roser, Christoph. “Richtig Messen – KPIs Zum Nutzen Des Unternehmens Einsetzen.” Yokoten 5, no. 1 (2016): 26–29.
  16. Roser, Christoph. “Der Kreidekreis von Taiichi Ohno: Beobachten – Verstehen – Entscheiden – Handeln.” Yokoten 5, no. 2 pg 18-21 (2016).
  17. Roser, Christoph. “Der A3-Report: Mehr Als Nur Eine Problemlösungsmethode.” Yokoten 5, no. 3 pg 18-22, (2016).
  18. Roser, Christoph. “Andon – mehr als nur Lichter, Knöpfe und Leinen: Einsatz und Nutzen von Andon-Systemen”. Yokoten 5, no. 4 pg 20–24, 2016.

Conference Articles

About 80% of the following conference articles were presented by me in English, German, or Japanese.

  1. Kazmer, David O, Christoph Roser, and Stephen Shuler. “Theory of Constraints for Design and Manufacture of Thermoplastic Parts.” In Proceedings of the Society of Plastic Engineers Annual Technical Conference, 3:3068–3072. Atlanta, Georgia, USA: Society of Plastics Engineers Inc., 1998. Best Design Paper Award and Marrow Future Technology Award
  2. Roser, Christoph, and David Kazmer. “Robust Product Design for Injection Molding Parts.” In Proceedings of the Society of Plastic Engineers Annual Technical Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, USA: Society of Plastics Engineers Inc., 1998.
  3. Roser, Christoph, and David O Kazmer. “Risk Effect Minimization using Flexible Product and Process Design.” In Proceedings of the Design Engineering Technical Conferences, 4th Design for Manufacturing Conference, 4:383–394. Las Vegas, Nevada, USA: ASME, 1999.
  4. Kazmer, David O, Ade Fagade, and Christoph Roser. “Advances in Mechanical Systems Synthesis.” In Proceedings of the 3rd National Science Foundation Design & Manufacturing Conference. Tampa, Florida, USA, 2000.
  5. Kazmer, David O, Ade Fagade, Christoph Roser, Haoyu Xu, and Liang Zhu. “Incorporation of Engineering Analysis Within Design Synthesis.” In Proceedings of the 2nd National Science Foundation Design & Manufacturing Conference. Monterrey, Mexico, 2000.
  6. Roser, Christoph, and David O Kazmer. “Flexible Design Methodology.” In Proceedings of the 5th Design for Manufacturing Conference Design Engineering Technical Conferences, 3:139–148. Baltimore, Maryland, USA: ASME, 2000.
  7. Roser, Christoph, and David O Kazmer. “A Method for Robust Flexible Design.” In Proceedings of the Annual Technical Meeting of the Society of Plastic Engineers, 3:2948–2952. Orlando, Florida, USA: Society of Plastics Engineers, 2000.
  8. Roser, Christoph, and David O Kazmer. “Defect Cost Analysis.” In Proceeding of the Society of Plastics Engineers Annual Technical Conference. New York, NY, USA, 1999.
  9. Kazmer, David O, Liang Zhu, and Christoph Roser. “Some Advances in Design Representation and Feasibility Analysis.” In Proceedings of the 3rd National Science Foundation Design & Manufacturing Conference, 2001.
  10. Nakano, Masaru, Christoph Roser, and Minoru Tanaka. “離散事象型システムのボトルネック発見手法 (Discrete Event System Bottleneck Detection).” In Proceedings of the Autumn Research Symposium, Operations Research Society of Japan, 158–159, 2001.
  11. Roser, Christoph. “Automatic Real Time Bottleneck Detection.” In Proceedings of the Toyota Central Research and Development Technical Conference. Nagakute, Aichi, Japan: Toyota Central Research and Development Laboratories, 2001.
  12. Roser, Christoph, Masaru Nakano, and Minoru Tanaka. “A Practical Bottleneck Detection Method” In Proceedings of the Winter Simulation Conference, edited by Brett A Peters, Jeffrey S Smith, D. J Medeiros, and Matt W Rohrer, 2:949–953. Arlington, Virginia, USA: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2001. Frequently cited
  13. Roser, Christoph, and Masaru Nakano. “Single Simulation Confidence Intervals.” In Proceedings of the Japan-USA Symposium on Flexible Automation, 289–294. Hiroshima, Japan, 2002.
  14. Roser, Christoph, and Masaru Nakano. “Single Simulation Confidence Intervals Using the Delta Method.” In Proceedings of the International Symposium on Scheduling, edited by H. Fujimoto and M. Kuroda, 63–66. Hamamatsu, Japan, 2002. Best Paper Award
  15. Roser, Christoph, Masaru Nakano, and Minoru Tanaka. “Shifting Bottleneck Detection.” In Proceedings of the Winter Simulation Conference, edited by Enver Yucesan, C. -H Chen, J. L Snowdon, and John M Charnes, 1079–1086. San Diego, CA, USA, 2002. Frequently cited
  16. Roser, Christoph, Masaru Nakano, and Minoru Tanaka. “Detecting Shifting Bottlenecks.” In Proceedings of the International Symposium on Scheduling, 59–62. Hamamatsu, Japan, 2002.
  17. Roser, Christoph, Masaru Nakano, and Minoru Tanaka. “Throughput Sensitivity Analysis Using a Single Simulation.” In Proceedings of the Winter Simulation Conference, edited by Enver Yucesan, C. -H Chen, J. L Snowdon, and John M Charnes, 1087–1094. San Diego, CA, USA, 2002.
  18. Roser, Christoph, Masaru Nakano, and Minoru Tanaka. “Tracking Shifting Bottlenecks.” In Proceedings of the Japan-USA Symposium on Flexible Automation, 745–750. Hiroshima, Japan, 2002.
  19. Roser, Christoph, Masaru Nakano, and Minoru Tanaka. “Utilization Vs. Throughput: Bottleneck Detection in AGV Systems.” In Proceedings of the Logistic System Symposium, 67–70. Nagoya, 2002.
  20. Kazmer, David O, Christoph Roser, and Robert Malloy. “Hedge Strategies for Plastic Part Design.” In Proceedings of the Society of Plastic Engineers Annual Technical Conference. Nashville, USA, 2003.
  21. Roser, Christoph, Masaru Nakano, and Minoru Tanaka. “Understanding the Cause of Back-Orders in Logistic Systems.” In Proceedings of the Logistic System Symposium, 191–194. Tokyo, Japan, 2003.
  22. Roser, Christoph. “生産システムのボトルネック発見手法 (Bottleneck Detection in Production Systems).” In Proceedings of the Operations Research Society of Japan SG2: Just-in-time Production Systems, 2003. Presentation in Japanese
  23. Tanaka, Minoru, Takayuki Nagaya, Christoph Roser, Noriyoshi Sano, and Shigetoshi Noritake. “生産ラインシミュレーション 統合型支援システム (Integrated Support for Production Line Simulation).” In Proceedings of the Spring Meeting of the Japan Society for Precision Engineering, 156. Tokyo, Japan, 2003. Presentation in Japanese
  24. Roser, Christoph, Masaru Nakano, and Minoru Tanaka. “Buffer Allocation Model Based on a Single Simulation.” In Proceedings of the Winter Simulation Conference, edited by S. Chick, Paul J Sanchez, David Ferrin, and Douglas J Morrice, 1238–1246. New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, 2003.
  25. Roser, Christoph, Masaru Nakano, and Minoru Tanaka. “Comparison of Bottleneck Detection Methods for AGV Systems.” In Proceedings of the Winter Simulation Conference, edited by S. Chick, Paul J Sanchez, David Ferrin, and Douglas J Morrice, 1192–1198. New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, 2003. Frequently cited
  26. Roser, Christoph, Masaru Nakano, and Minoru Tanaka. “Time Shifting Bottlenecks in Manufacturing.” In Proceedings of the International Conference on Advanced Mechatronics. Asahikawa, Hokkaido, Japan, 2004.
  27. Karania, Ruchi, David Kazmer, and Christoph Roser. “Plastic Product and Process Design Strategies.” In Proceedings of the ASME DETC 9th Design for Manufacturing Conference. Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, 2004. Best Paper Award
  28. Roser, Christoph, Masaru Nakano, and Minoru Tanaka. “Holistic Analysis of Manufacturing Systems: Conclusions from Understanding the Interactions.” In Proceedings of the European Simulation Multiconference. Magdeburg, Germany, 2004.
  29. Roser, Christoph, Masaru Nakano, and Minoru Tanaka. “Holistic Manufacturing System Analysis.” In Proceedings of the International Conference on Advanced Mechatronics. Asahikawa, Hokkaido, Japan, 2004.
  30. Roser, Christoph, Masaru Nakano, and Minoru Tanaka. “Holistic Manufacturing System Analysis.” In Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Japan Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. Tokyo, Japan, 2004.
  31. Roser, Christoph, Masaru Nakano, and Minoru Tanaka. “Holistic Manufacturing System Analysis: Optimization Based on a Single Simulation.” In Proceedings of the International Congress on Logistics and SCM Systems. Tokyo, Japan, 2004.
  32. Roser, Christoph, Masaru Nakano, and Minoru Tanaka. “Monitoring Bottlenecks in Dynamic Discrete Event Systems.” In Proceedings of the European Simulation Multiconference. Magdeburg, Germany, 2004.
  33. Roser, Christoph, Masaru Nakano, and Minoru Tanaka. “Single Simulation Buffer Optimization.” In Proceedings of the International Symposium on Scheduling. Hyogo, Japan, 2004.
  34. Nakano, Masaru, Fumiko Kubota, Shuichi Sato, and Christoph Roser. “A Method and Tool to Visualize and Analyze Business Processes.” In Proceedings of the Advances in Production Management Systems: Modeling and Implementing the Integrated Enterprise, 1–9. Washington DC, USA, 2005.
  35. Nakano, Masaru, Fumiko Kubota, Shuichi Sato, Christoph Roser, and Mitsuhiro Araki. “Holistic Methodology for Business Process Reengineering.” In Proceedings of the 1st Conference on Changeable, Agile Reconfigurable and Virtual Production. München, 2005. Best Paper Award
  36. Sato, Shuichi, Christoph Roser, Fumiko Kubota, and Masaru Nakano. “Methodology of Outsourcing Design and Engineering Process.” In Proceedings from the 12 IFAC Conference, 12:739–744. Ecole des Mines, Saint Etienne, France, 2006.
  37. Kazmer, David, and Christoph Roser. “Analysis of Design for Global Manufacturing Guidelines.” In Proceedings of the ASME IDETC Design for Manufacturing Conference. Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, 2007.
  38. Roser, Christoph, Kai Lorentzen, and Jochen Deuse. “Reliable Shop Floor Bottleneck Detection for Flow Lines through Process and Inventory Observations.” In Proceedings of the Robust Manufacturing Conference. Bremen, Germany, 2014.
  39. Roser, Christoph, and Masaru Nakano. “A Quantitative Comparison of Bottleneck Detection Methods in Manufacturing Systems with Particular Consideration for Shifting Bottlenecks.” In Proceedings of the International Conference on the Advances in Production Management System. Tokyo, Japan, 2015.
  40. Roser, Christoph, and Masaru Nakano. “Guidelines for the Selection of FIFO Lanes and Supermarkets for Kanban-Based Pull Systems – When to Use a FIFO and When to Use a Supermarket.” In Proceedings of the International Conference on the Advances in Production Management System. Tokyo, Japan, 2015.
  41. Romeser, Carolin., Roser, Christoph. Direction of the Bottleneck in Dependence on Inventory Levels, in: Proceedings of the International Conference on the Advances in Production Management System. Presented at the International Conference on the Advances in Production Management System, Iguassu Falls, Brazil, 2016.
  42. Wiesse, Denis., Roser, Christoph. Supermarkets vs. FIFO Lanes – A Comparison of Work-in-Process Inventories and Delivery Performance, in: Proceedings of the International Conference on the Advances in Production Management System. Presented at the International Conference on the Advances in Production Management System, Iguassu Falls, Brazil, 2016.
  43. Roser, Christoph. “Taiichi Ohno’s Chalk Circle in the Office.” In Proceedings of the European Lean Educators Conference. Buckingham, England, 2016.
  44. Roser, Christoph. “The Origins of Lean Manufacturing and Lessons for Today. Keynote Presentation.” In Proceedings of the European Lean Educators Conference. Buckingham, England, 2016.

Patents

  1. Roser, Christoph. “Estimating Method for Variation of Function of Representing Value for Probability Variable, Computer Program and Recording Medium Recorded the Program,” Japan patent JP 2002-297567, October 11, 2002. Toyota Central Research and Development Outstanding Invention Award
  2. Roser, Christoph. “Method, Computer Program, and Storage Medium for Estimating Randomness of Function of Representative Value of Random Variable by the Use of Gradient of Same Function,” US patent US 6,675,126, October 3, 2002.
  3. Roser, Christoph, Masaru Nakano, and Minoru Tanaka. “Method and Program for Deciding Degree of Influence of Each Element Constituting System on Performance of the System, and Data-Storage Medium with the Program Recorded,” Japan patent JP 2003-186526, July 4, 2003.
  4. Roser, Christoph, Masaru Nakano, and Minoru Tanaka. “System Performance Sensitivity Analysis Method, Program Thereof, Recording Medium Therefor, and System Performance Sensitivity Analysis Apparatus,” Japan patent JP2004-02160, January 22, 2004.
  5. Roser, Christoph, Masaru Nakano, and Minoru Tanaka. “Method of Determining Level of Effect of System Entity on System Performance, by Use of Active Time of Same Entity,” US patent US 6,978,222, December 20, 2005.
  6. Roser, Christoph, Masaru Nakano, and Minoru Tanaka. “Cause/Path Estimating Method,” Japan patent JP 2005-055956, March 3, 2005.

Online Web Articles

  1. Gomez, Ricardo Moya-Quiroga, and Christoph Roser. “Traffic Jam: Detecting Factory Bottlenecks.” McKinsey & Company Automotive & Assembly Extranet, 2008. http://autoassembly.mckinsey.com.

Presentations

My public presentations, unless included as part of the papers above. This does not include many internal presentations during my industry time.

  1. Christoph Roser. “Theorie und Praxis Bottleneckerkennung – Der Bottleneck Walk”, Hochschulgruppe Lean, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology 20.11.2013
  2. Christoph Roser. “Die Produktion der Zukunft”, Akademischer Tag, Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences, 14.05.2014
  3. Christoph Roser, “Geschichte der Produktion”, First Lecture (Antrittsvorlesung) , Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences, 04.06.2014 (Video)
  4. Christoph Roser. “Theorie und Praxis Bottleneckerkennung – Der Bottleneck Walk”, Hochschulgruppe Lean, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology 10.07.2014
  5. Christoph Roser. “How to Measure Lean”, talKIT Conference, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology 06.05.2015
  6. Christoph Roser. “Theory and Practice for Bottleneck Detection – The Bottleneck Walk”, talKIT Conference, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology 07.05.2015
  7. Christoph Roser. “Wie misst man Lean?”, Akademischer Tag, Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences, 19.05.2015
  8. Christoph Roser. “Arbeit der Zukunft in der Stadt der Zukunft”, Effekte 2015, Stadtgeburtstag Karlsruhe, 01.07.2015
  9. Christoph Roser. “Bottleneck Walk: Practical Bottleneck Detection”, at the Toyota Central R&D Laboratories, Nagoya, Japan, September 2nd 2015
  10. Christoph Roser. “Survey: Definition of Lean Production”. Part of a special discussion session on “How is the Toyota Production System misunderstood?” together with Masaru Nakano and Jonathan Folberth at the International Conference on the Advances in Production Management System. Tokyo, Japan, September 7 2015.
  11. Christoph Roser. “Teaching the Bottleneck Walk: Learning new Tricks by leaving the Comfort Zone”. European Lean Educator Conference, Södertälje, Sweden, September 18 2015
  12. Christoph Roser. “Arbeit der Zukunft”, Tagung Industrie 4.0 in KMU, Karlsruhe, Germany, December 2nd 2015
  13. Christoph Roser, Christine Gebler, Manfred Beuchert: “Unterstützung administrativer Bereiche in Einrichtungen für Flüchtlinge – Lean for Refugees”. Lean around the Clock, Mannheim, Germany, February 18, 2016 (also available as Video)
  14. Christoph Roser: “Die Relevanz des persönlichen Besuchs in der Fertigung: Genchi Genbutsu“. Konferenz für Operational Excellence OPEXCON, Frankfurt, Germany, April 21st, 2016
  15. Christoph Roser: “Lean for Refugees: Unterstützung administrativer Bereiche in Einrichtungen für Flüchtlinge“. Konferenz für Operational Excellence OPEXCON, Frankfurt, Germany, April 22nd, 2016,
  16. Ovtcharova, Jivka; Michael Beigl; Christoph Roser; Kai Furmans: Industrie 4.0 – Vernetzt Kontakt aufnehmen. EFFEKTE auf dem Alten Schlachthof, Karlsruhe, Germany, October 4th 2016