• A framework for ICT-enabled real-time production planning and control 

      Arica, Emrah; Powell, Daryl (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2014)
      This paper aims to develop a conceptual framework for real-time production planning and control (PPC). Firstly, we discuss the most prominently applied contemporary information and communication technologies for PPC. ...
    • A New Set of Principles for Pursuing the Lean Ideal in Engineer-to-order Manufacturers 

      Powell, Daryl; Strandhagen, Jan Ola; Tommelein, Iris D.; Ballard, Glenn; Rossi, Monica (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2014)
      For many years, lean production has been successfully applied in large companies producing high volumes of standardized products. However, companies which operate in dissimilar environments have yet to expose a suitable ...
    • Bites-sized Lean 

      Powell, Daryl; Hicks, Christian; McGovern, Tom; Small, Adrian (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2013)
      SMEs find it difficult to implement and sustain Lean tools. Larger companies have more resources that make it easier to provide employees with time to engage in Lean training and improvement activities. The European Regions ...
    • Cyber-Physical Waste Identification and Elimination Strategies in the Digital Lean Manufacturing World 

      Romero, David; Gaiardelli, Paolo; Thürer, Matthias; Powell, Daryl; Wuest, Thorsten (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      Lean Manufacturing and Industry 4.0 are at times portrait as conflicting paradigms. However, we take the stance that they are two sides of the same coin, and should be considered as mutually beneficial. Based on this ...
    • Demystifying lean leadership 

      Netland, Torbjørn H.; Powell, Daryl; Hines, Peter (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      Purpose There is convincing evidence that companies need a special form of leadership to succeed with lean transformations. The general advice for lean leaders, however, is often obvious or unrealistic. The purpose of ...
    • Digital lean cyber-physical production systems: The emergence of digital lean manufacturing and the significance of digital waste 

      Romero, David; Gaiardelli, Paolo; Powell, Daryl; Wuest, Thorsten; Thurer, Matthias (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      This paper explores the emergence of the next cyber/digital frontier for lean manufacturing practices. It focuses on (a) the new capabilities of information and operational technologies (ITs/OTs) for proactively detecting ...
    • Exploiting Lean Benefits Through Smart Manufacturing: A Comprehensive Perspective 

      Mora, Elisa; Gaiardelli, Paolo; Resta, Barbara; Powell, Daryl (Chapter, 2017)
      Lean Production has proven to be a valuable methodology to improve productivity while reducing costs. Notwithstanding the countless successful lean implementations in the extant literature, others highlight its limitations, ...
    • Globally Distributed Engineering Processes: Making the Distinction between Engineer-to-order and Make-to-order 

      Willner, Olga; Powell, Daryl; Duchi, Aldo; Schoensleben, Paul (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2014)
      This paper explores how the organizational and technological requirements of globally distributed engineering processes differ for make-to- order (MTO) and engineer-to-order (ETO) production and highlights potential research ...
    • Investigating ERP Support for Lean Production 

      Powell, Daryl (Doktoravhandlinger ved NTNU, 1503-8181; 2012:199, Doctoral thesis, 2012)
      This thesis presents work from a three-year PhD project within the research program SFI Norman: Centre for Research-based Innovation – Norwegian Manufacturing Future. SFI Norman is an eight year research program with the ...
    • Kanban for Lean Production in High Mix, Low Volume Environments 

      Powell, Daryl (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      Due to its assumed inherent inability to manage custom-engineered parts and components, the Kanban system has traditionally been disregarded in high mix, low volume “engineer-to-order” environments. However, elements of ...
    • Lean Six Sigma and environmental sustainability: the case of a Norwegian dairy producer 

      Powell, Daryl; Lundeby, Sissel; Chabada, Lukas; Dreyer, Heidi Carin (Journal article, 2017)
      Purpose The purpose of this paper is to investigate the application of Lean Six Sigma (LSS) in the continuous process industry, taking an insight into the food processing industry; and to evaluate the impact of LSS on ...
    • Lean Thinking in the Digital Era 

      Cattaneo, Laura; Rossi, Monica; Negri, Elisa; Powell, Daryl; Terzi, Sergio (Chapter, 2017)
      The Industry 4.0 concept represents a paradigm shift where physical objects are seamlessly integrated into information networks. This promises to enable a more effective infrastructure in which the design, development, ...
    • Making it stick on borrowed time: the role of internal consultants in public sector lean transformations 

      Holmemo, Marte Daae-Qvale; Powell, Daryl; Ingvaldsen, Jonas A (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      Purpose The purpose of this paper is to explore the roles of internal lean consultants in western organizations during lean transformation processes and how these roles affect the outcomes of the changes. Design/meth ...
    • Rethinking Jidoka Systems under Automation and Learning Perspectives in the Digital Lean Manufacturing World 

      Romero, David; Gaiardelli, Paolo; Powell, Daryl; Wuest, Thorsten; Thürer, Matthias (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      This paper proposes Jidoka (automation with a human touch) as the main guiding principle for SMEs digital transformation; understood as the continuous increase of levels of automation and intelligence at their shopfloors ...
    • Sketching the Landscape for Lean Digital Transformation 

      Ashrafian, Alireza; Powell, Daryl; Ingvaldsen, Jonas A; Dreyer, Heidi Carin; Holtskog, Halvor; Schütz, Peter; Holmen, Elsebeth; Pedersen, Ann-Charlott; Lodgaard, Eirin Anita (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      Lean management remains the most popular approach to operational excellence within industry. The next wave of industrial improvement is widely considered to be driven by the application of digital technologies. Organizations ...
    • Status and Future of Manufacturing Execution Systems 

      Arica, Emrah; Powell, Daryl (Chapter, 2017)
      This paper proposes a taxonomy for characterizing manufacturing execution systems and discusses how they can benefit from the recent Developments of Industry 4.0. The study is based on a literature review. The taxonomy ...
    • Sustainable Food Supply Chains: Towards a Framework for Waste Identification 

      Chabada, Lukas; Dreyer, Heidi; Romsdal, Anita; Powell, Daryl (Chapter, 2013)
      Reduction of waste in food supply chains is an important sustainability issue. More efficient utilisation and management of the resources and values created in food supply chains can contribute to improving competitiveness, ...
    • The concurrent application of lean production and ERP: Towards an ERP-based lean implementation process 

      Powell, Daryl; Alfnes, Erlend; Strandhagen, Jan Ola; Dreyer, Heidi Carin (Journal article, 2013)
      Lean production and enterprise resource planning systems are often quoted as being the two most important strategies for achieving competitive advantage in today's global manufacturing environments. Though IT has traditionally ...
    • Total Quality Management and Quality Circles in the Digital Lean Manufacturing World 

      Romero, David; Gaiardelli, Paolo; Powell, Daryl; Wuest, Thorsten; Thürer, Matthias (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      In this paper, the authors present practical insights in order to propose a Quality Management Framework for Digital Lean Manufacturing. The rationale behind this proposed framework is that the individual ISO 9000:2015 ...
    • Towards digital lean cyber-physical production systems: Industry 4.0 technologies as enablers of leaner production 

      Powell, Daryl; Romero, David; Gaiardelli, Paolo; Cimini, Chiara; Cavalieri, Sergio (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      Lean production emerged as an alternative way of organizing and managing manufacturing operations in the 1990s, following the close examination and promotion of the Toyota Production System as a better way of working. More ...