Background and activities

Dr. Daryl Powell Ph.D. is an adjunct professor at the Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Management at NTNU. In his full-time position as Lean Programme Manager at the Subsea division of Kongsberg Maritime, he is responsible for developing and deploying the company's lean programme across all KM Subsea companies worldwide. His education is in automotive engineering and lean manufacturing from the University of Wales, Swansea Metropolitan University. He has broad experience from industry, particularly from working with lean and continuous improvement at Schaeffler (UK) Ltd and Kongsberg Maritime. The research of Dr. Powell focusses on corporate lean programmes and Network Action Learning, with a particular focus on project-based production environments. He has published in journals such as Lean Management Journal, International Journal of Production Research, International Journal of Operations and Production Management, and International Journal of Lean Six Sigma.

Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database

Journal publications


  • Netland, Torbjørn H.; Powell, Daryl. (2017) The Routledge Companion to Lean Management. Routledge. 2017. ISBN 978-1-138-92059-0.

Part of book/report

  • Spenhoff, Philipp; Semini, Marco; Powell, Daryl. (2016) Investigating Production Planning and Control Challenges in the (Semi-)Process Industry, the Case of an Automotive Part Producer. 2016 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (IEEM).
  • Powell, Daryl. (2014) Integration of MRP Logic and Kanban Shopfloor Control. Handbook of Research on Design and Management of Lean Production Systems.