Faculty

Depending on the topics to be covered in a particular seminar, instructors are drawn from our core group of top faculty, composed of highly respected experts in supply chain management from Stanford University, Washington University-St. Louis, and the University of California, Berkeley. Recent seminar evaluations average 4.5 on a 5-point scale; these outstanding scores reflect the level of accomplishment our team has developed through decades of research, consulting, and industry exposure.
Professor Warren H. Hausman, Founder and Program Director

Warren Hausman, Professor in Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University, specializes in operations management, production planning, inventory control, and distribution systems planning. His current research involves integrated supply chain management and manufacturing/marketing interfaces. He founded and directed Stanford's executive program on Effective Management of Production Operations for over twenty years; his classes are noted for their organization, delivery, and participant interaction.

Professor Robert C. Carlson

Bob Carlson, Professor in Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University, focuses on manufacturing strategy. He has taught in many executive programs at Stanford University, the Tuck School at Dartmouth College, at IMI in Switzerland, and in England and Japan. He also co-directs Stanford's executive program on Excellence in Developing and Managing Products; he is well known for his lively teaching style and effective choice of classroom materials.

Professor Panos Kouvelis

Panos Kouvelis is the Emerson Electric Company Distinguished Professor of Operations and Manufacturing Management at the Olin School of Business, Washington University in St. Louis, and a Visiting Professor of Production Management at the Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago. He specializes in global supply chain management, e-fulfillment, operations strategy and lean manufacturing practices. He has published over sixty research articles in these topics, and has co-authored a textbook on "Global Operations and Logistics - Text and Cases" (Wiley, 1998). He is the Director of the Boeing Center on Technology, Information and Manufacturing at Washington University.

Professor Haim Mendelson

Haim Mendelson is the General Atlantic Partners Professor of Electronic Business and Commerce and Management and co-Director of the Center for Electronic Business and Commerce at the Stanford Business School. He has done extensive research on management practices in the Internet Age, organizing for e-Business and trading systems, and has published some eighty research articles in these areas. He is the coauthor of "Survival of the Smartest: Managing Information for Rapid Action and World Class Performance" (Wiley, 1999; Diamond, 2000), which suggests how companies can improve their "Organizational IQ".

Dr. Sara Beckman
Sara Beckman teaches new product development and manufacturing and operations management at the University of California's Haas School of Business. She has also taught for Stanford University's Department of Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, and has been a visiting faculty member at MIT where she taught in the Leaders for Manufacturing Program. 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. She also managed the corporate-wide Surface Mount Technology program that was responsible for the rollout of new, standard board assembly processes at HP. Dr. Beckman holds B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Industrial Engineering Engineering Management from Stanford University and an M.S. in Statistics from the same institution.