Faculty and Affiliates
As Senior Vice President of Operations for Lawson Products Inc., Shane McCarthy is responsible for the overall strategy and execution of the packaging, distribution and logistics function. Since joining the company in April 2008, he has been responsible for implementing a network optimization strategy, which included the installation of a new Warehouse Management System (SAP WM), as well as the construction of a state-of-the-art, 300,000 square-foot distribution center. In addition, he has developed scorecards and metrics to improve employee engagement and productivity.
Prior to joining Lawson Products, Shane worked for eight years at Cardinal Health, a leading healthcare distributor. At Cardinal Health he worked in a variety of supply chain roles that developed his expertise in inventory management, transportation and warehouse management. Those roles included VP Warehouse Distribution, VP Operations, Operations Manager, and Regional Inventory Manager. Previous to Cardinal Health Shane worked for a Dot Com start-up from 2000-2001, and prior to that as Financial and Cost Accounting Manager at, Superior Graphite Co., a Chicago-based manufacturer.
Shane holds a B.A. in Accounting from Michigan State University and an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Shane is a member of CSCMP and has participated on panels at national meetings. Shane also coaches middle school cross country and track where he instills in students the power of goal setting and the hard work and focus to achieve those goals.