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Sara E. Braziller

Adjunct Faculty
Office
OSS 105
Phone
651-962-5750
612-751-0621
Mail
Mail OSS101
2115 Summit Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55101

Career

Ms. Braziller has over 20 years of demonstrated experience in successfully leading and managing projects, establishing high performing organizations and problem solving in over 75 product and service companies. Sara is currently an independent consultant, specifically working with companies to improve utilization of people and assets (i.e., business processes and systems).

Previous positions include:

  • Vice President and CIO for Jenny Craig International in San Diego, California. Major accomplishments included national implementation of the first company intranet and ADP's time and attendance system, establishing a data warehouse for marketing and customer relationship management, relocation of the Company's headquarters including main data center, and implementation of JDEdwards in Australia.
  • Director of Consulting for the local office of Virchow Krause, a regional accounting and consulting firm, where she led the start-up and development of a management consulting practice for this 150-person office.
  • Director of Business Transformation and Information Systems for MVE, a $200M international manufacturing company, where she built and maintained an effective information systems infrastructure and established an organization-wide framework for business change.
  • She has also held three other consulting leadership positions in both Big 5 consulting organizations as well as a national information technology firm.

 

Education

BA (magna cum laude) Production Operations Management with a minor in Information Systems
North Texas State University

Interests:

Director of Volunteer Resources for WAMSO - the Minnesota Orchestra Volunteer Association in support of music education programs

Board positions at such organizations as the Minnesota Hearing and Service Dog Program and APICS. Through APICS, she is certified in Resource Management (CIRM) and is also a Certified Practitioner in Inventory Management (CPIM).

In January 2004, Braziller was honored by ComputerWorld as one of the 100 premier IT leaders in the world.

Fall 2014 Courses

Fall 2014 Courses
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J-Term 2015 Courses

J-Term 2015 Courses
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Spring 2015 Courses

Spring 2015 Courses
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ETLS 640 - 01 Lean Six Sigma - - - R - - - 1730 - 2030 OWS 251
CRN: 22396 Instructor: Sara E. Braziller Lean Six Sigma is a seminar course designed for combining Six Sigma quality and lean speed. Guest speakers will be utilized to develop knowledge of the inter-relationship of these two concepts and how to develop plans for product and process improvements in development, production operations as well as service activities. Each student will create specific plans for their organizations using these concepts.

Schedule Details

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ETLS 851 - 01 Enterprise Information Systems - - W - - - - 1730 - 2030 OWS 257
CRN: 22409 Instructor: Sara E. Braziller This course examines the requirements and needs of companies and other organizations for operating information and, in particular, the capabilities of automated systems to manage, analyze and deliver this information. A review will be made of information system vendors that provide an integrated approach to information management including software features and equipment requirements, systems that provide these features are typically referred to as Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) or Enterprise Resource Management (ERM) systems. The process and techniques of assessing, designing, evaluating, selecting and implementing enterprise information systems in order to develop and establish a repeatable organization methodology for this process is activey studies and applied. The importance of process flow documentation and change management are studied in relation to successful enterprise information system implementation. Preparing requests for vendor proposals and analyziing vendor responses to choose a supplier is also studied. Topics include sales quotation and order processing, purchasing, manufacturing resource planning, shop floor control, inventory control, capacity planning, job shop and repetitive manufacturing, quality control, master scheduling, financial accounting and cost control, human resource management, logistics, engineering operations, and E-commerce as they relate to automated information systems.

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