I am Chris Roser, a professor studying the past, present, and future of manufacturing, and just published my first book. AMA!
My short bio: I am Chris Roser, professor for production management at the Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences. I am a lean expert, Toyota, Bosch, and McKinsey alumni, and interested in the past, present and future of manufacturing. I lived and worked multiple years in the USA, in Japan, and in Europe. I am writing a blog AllAboutLean.com, and just completed my first book “Faster, Better, Cheaper” in the History of Manufacturing: From the Stone Age to Lean Manufacturing and Beyond.
Edit: The questions come in now faster than I can answer, so I will skip some. Apologies
Edit2: Dinner break, will be back later, thanks for the questions :)
Edit 3: one Cesar salad later, back to writing ...
Edit 4: Almost ten hours later, 10PM my local time, it is time for me to quit. Many thanks for all the good questions, I would consider my first IAMA a success. This is Chris Roser, Signing off ...