Daryl PowellResearch Manager, SINTEF Manufacturing
Daryl has over 15 years of experience from working with Lean Production as both a practitioner in industry and as an academic researcher. He has an M.Sc. in Lean Manufacturing from the University of Wales (UK) and a Ph.D. in Lean Production Planning and Control from NTNU (Norway).
Daryl began his career as Continuous Improvement Champion at Schaeffler (UK) Ltd., before moving to Norway in 2009. More recently, he led the development and global deployment of The KONGSBERG Way – the corporate lean programme of Kongsberg Maritime Subsea, a project-based solutions provider of advanced underwater sensor systems that received the Norwegian Lean Enterprise of the Year award in 2017.
In the same year, Powell received the prestigious Shingo Research Award as co-editor of The Routledge Companion to Lean Management. In addition to his position at SINTEF, Daryl is also adjunct professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).
He has over 50 publications in International Journals and peer-reviewed conference proceedings, and is co-author of the 2019 LEI best-seller The Lean Sensei – Go, See, Challenge. Daryl is also an experienced presenter and keynote speaker, having spoken at a number of lean summits and conferences worldwide.