Professor Dr. Christoph Roser

Prof. Dr. Christoph RoserChristoph Roser is a professor of production management at the Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences. He writes based on decades of experience in implementing, researching, and teaching lean manufacturing, including five years working at and researching for Toyota in Japan.

See also my list of Publications and my offers for consulting, public speaking, and trainings.

Industry Practice

Throughout his career, Christoph Roser has worked in numerous different industry fields including but not limited to automotive, machine building, robotics industry, injection molding, semiconductor, white goods, power tools, heating technology, security systems, energy, paper & pulp, food industry, foundry, and logistics services. Overall, he supported projects in almost two hundred different plants in a multitude of industries.

Christoph Roser also has significant international experience, working in the following countries for up to multiple years: Australia, Austria, Belgium, China, Czech Republic, Germany, Great Britain, Japan, Netherlands, Sweden, and the USA. He is fluent in English and German, and speaks some Japanese.

Industry and Academic Positions



  • Best Paper Award for “Holistic Methodology for Business Process
  • Best Paper Award for “Plastic Product and Process Design
  • Toyota Central Research and Development Laboratories
    Outstanding Invention Award for the patent “Estimating Method
    for Variation of Function of Representing Value for Probability
    Variable, Computer Program and Recording Medium Recorded the
  • Best Paper Award for “Single Simulation Confidence Intervals
    Using the Delta Method”
  • Marrow Future Technology Award for “Theory of Constraints for
    Design and Manufacture of Thermoplastic Parts”
  • Best Design Paper Award for “Theory of Constraints for Design
    and Manufacture of Thermoplastic Parts”
  • ASME Student Travel Award
  • Scholarship award of the Hanns-Seidel-Stiftung, Germany
  • Award of the University Union Geislingen for academic excellence
  • Award of the Economic Council Geislingen for academic excellence in economics

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