Management of Technology Program(MOT)
Haas School of Business
S545 Student Services Bldg.
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-1900
Phone: (510) 642-1058
Fax: (510) 643-1412

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Sara Beckman is Co-Director of the Management of Technology Program at the University of California, Berkeley's Haas School of Business where she also teaches manufacturing and operations management, manufacturing strategy and product design classes. In her eight years of teaching at the Haas School she has won three awards from MBA students for teaching excellence. She spent eight months as a Visiting Assistant Professor at MIT during 1994 where she taught in the Leaders for Manufacturing Program. Her primary research interests are in green design and manufacturing, product definition processes for software products, and the effects of vertical "disintegration." She actively consults on manufacturing strategy development and software product development process management.

Prior to and concurrent with her involvement at the Haas School, Dr. Beckman worked for the Hewlett-Packard Company, most recently as Director of the Product Generation Change Management Team. This group was responsible for supporting strategic decision-making, workforce planning and design, manufacturing education and training, and environmental, health and safety management throughout the company. She also managed the corporate-wide Surface Mount Technology program which was responsible for the rollout of new, standard board assembly processes at HP.

Before joining HP and the Haas School, Dr. Beckman worked in the Operations Management Services practice at Booz, Allen and Hamilton where she had an opportunity to develop manufacturing strategy with a number of diverse companies in industries from pharmaceuticals to aerospace.

Dr. Beckman has B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the Department of Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management at Stanford University and an M.S. in Statistics from the same institution. She is a member of the Association of Manufacturing Excellence, INFORMS and the Manufacturing Studies Board of the National Research Council.

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