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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 2018 Courses

Fall 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ETLS 640 - 01 Lean Six Sigma - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

43261 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Sara E. Braziller

Lean Six Sigma is a course designed to promote an understanding of two popular international methodologies – Lean and Six Sigma. A brief overview of the origin and definition of each will then be followed by an extensive review and understanding of concepts, principles and tools. Through lecture, group discussions, hands-on simulations, team exercises and guest speakers, students will develop knowledge of the inter-relationship of these two methodologies and how to implement for product and process improvement in all types of organizations and throughout all functional areas. Soft skills will also be covered such as working with cross-functional teams, driving organizational change and leading in a Lean Six Sigma culture. This course will not include the use of any statistical analysis tools. This course will provide a framework for students who plan to pursue Lean or Six Sigma certification.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)

J-Term 2019 Courses

J-Term 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location

Spring 2019 Courses

Spring 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ETLS 640 - 01 Lean Six Sigma - - - R - - - 1745 - 2045 OSS 127

Days of Week:

- - - R - - -

Time of Day:

1745 - 2045

Location:

OSS 127

Course Registration Number:

21520 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

3 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Antonio E. Rodriguez, Sara E. Braziller

Lean Six Sigma is a course designed to promote an understanding of two popular international methodologies – Lean and Six Sigma. A brief overview of the origin and definition of each will then be followed by an extensive review and understanding of concepts, principles and tools. Through lecture, group discussions, hands-on simulations, team exercises and guest speakers, students will develop knowledge of the inter-relationship of these two methodologies and how to implement for product and process improvement in all types of organizations and throughout all functional areas. Soft skills will also be covered such as working with cross-functional teams, driving organizational change and leading in a Lean Six Sigma culture. This course will not include the use of any statistical analysis tools. This course will provide a framework for students who plan to pursue Lean or Six Sigma certification.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
ETLS 851 - 01 Enterprise Information Systems - - W - - - - 1745 - 2045 OSS 329

Days of Week:

- - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1745 - 2045

Location:

OSS 329

Course Registration Number:

21533 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

3 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Barbara N. Zimmerman, Sara E. Braziller

This course is considered a seminar series meaning that the majority of sessions will be conducted by industry experts in a variety of pertinent and relevant information systems/technology topics. The reason for this type of class format is to better provide an enriching student experience as no one instructor can be an expert in all of the changing world of information technology. Topics covered will include, but is not limited to the following: Role of IT/IS in an organization and typical structures, IT strategic planning, requirements definition and vendor negotiations for new systems, project management, security, data analytics, the role of social media, e-commerce, various development and emerging design tools/techniques, and future of IT. Students, in small groups, will also present a selected topic on other emerging trends such as RFID, Internet of Things, 3D printing, IBM Watson, etc.

Schedule Details

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