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Daryl Powell

Daryl Powell

Research Manager, SINTEF Manufacturing
Daryl.Powell@sintef.no

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.

Articles by Daryl Powell
Flaatnes Elektro-Mek Reveals How Double Loop Learning Supports Lean Thinking and Practice
Every experience is a learning experience. However, we tend to only experience single-loop learning where we reaffirm what we already think is true. Lean gives us a framework to challenge our beliefs and assumptions and create double-loop learning situations through concrete experiments, and often real-time feedback from the real world. More »
Double Loop Learning at Kongsberg Maritime
Kongsberg Maritime, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Norwegian-based Kongsberg Group, tapped into a Kyoryokukai, or network for supplier innovation, to create a space for single--and double--loop learning for its members. More »
Books by Daryl Powell
The Lean Sensei (eBook) The Lean Sensei (eBook)
The Lean Sensei provides both a conceptual and hands-on toolkit for developing lean leaders—and becoming one yourself. It will challenge you to reflect on how you coach; share mindful questions that improve your awareness of what to look for; and keep both you and your students focused on the signs, symptoms, and syndromes that can slow your lean success. More »
The Lean Sensei The Lean Sensei
The Lean Sensei provides both a conceptual and hands-on toolkit for developing lean leaders—and becoming one yourself. It will challenge you to reflect on how you coach; share mindful questions that improve your awareness of what to look for; and keep both you and your students focused on the signs, symptoms, and syndromes that can slow your lean success. More »