Wayne Thompson

Track Introduction

Wayne Thompson
Practice Director, UWEBC

Jeff Cartwright Shoreview Management Advisors

Jeff Cartwright

President and CEO
Shoreview Management Advisors

For the last several years, Jeff Cartwright has led a management advisory firm engaged primarily in the areas of business strategy, operational improvements and revenue growth. This practice focuses on consumer and industrial product companies, and creates value in all aspects of operations from demand planning through manufacturing, sourcing and distribution. By strengthening these areas, organic growth through new products and channels is facilitated. He has direct experience in over 30 completed acquisitions ranging from due diligence through accelerating value creation (100-day plans) to achievement of significant revenue growth and multi-million dollar operational improvements.

Prior to starting Shoreview Management Advisors, Jeff served as President and COO of Igloo Products, as well as CEO of Cosco Home & Office Products. Jeff is a seasoned executive with deep operational and general management experiences in companies ranging from $10 million in revenue to Fortune 50 companies such as Procter & Gamble , PEPSICO and Newell-Rubbermaid. While at Newell-Rubbermaid, Jeff served as the senior operations executive responsible for cross-divisional collaboration in the areas of supply chain including sourcing operations for 20 plus divisions, inbound logistics including ocean freight, manufacturing and distribution systems, and integration of newly acquired businesses.

Jeff has an MBA from East Carolina University – College of Business and a BS from the United States Military Academy at West Point.

Geoff Fry Cree Lighting

Geoffrey Fry

Global Vice President of Supply Chain
Cree Lighting

Geoff Fry has managed many different functions within the supply chain area, including supplier quality, customer order fulfilment, warehousing and logistics, but most of his experience is in sourcing, purchasing and planning. Geoff has worked with suppliers and customers in high-tech manufacturing and electronics distribution for over 20 years in the Americas, Asia and Europe, dealing with some of their most complicated global supply chain challenges.

Currently, he leads the supply chain area at Cree Lighting, a leading provider of LED lighting solutions to retail, transportation and industry.

Eric Johnson JOC

Eric Johnson

Senior Editor, Technology
Journal of Commerce

Eric Johnson is Senior Editor, Technology at the Journal of Commerce (JOC), where he leads coverage and analysis of technology’s impact on global logistics and trade. Eric regularly reports on how shippers, carriers across all modes and logistics companies use software, as well as new concepts impacting core freight transportation processes like procurement, execution, visibility and payment. Johnson is a regular presenter and moderator at industry events and webinars. Prior to joining the JOC, Eric spent 13 years with American Shipper in a variety of roles, most recently covering the logistics tech landscape and leading the production of a series of benchmark studies on the logistics industry.

Eric has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin and a master’s degree in international business from the University of Leeds, UK. He has lived and worked in Southern California, the UK and India, and now resides in the Washington, DC area.


...with more speakers to be announced!


The Supply Chain Management Track is sponsored by:


When: 7:00 am-4:30 pm
Thursday, September 24, 2020

Where: Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center
1 John Nolen Drive
Madison, WI 53703


Steering Committee members provide guidance on track content, topic suggestions and speaker selection. Thank you to the 2020 Supply Chain Management Track Steering Committee:

Dennis MaherDennis Maher
Vice President of Supply Chain and Shared Services
UW Health

Tom MoenTom Moen
Associate Director of Global Sourcing
J.J. Keller & Associates

Mike SonnentagMike Sonnentag
Manager Supply Chain, Distribution, and Quality
Kohler Co.

Wayne ThompsonWayne Thompson
Supply Chain Management Practice Director

The Day At a Glance

Your day at the Business Best Practices & Emerging Technologies Conference is packed with content:

7:00-8:00 am Registration and Networking
8:00-9:00 am Opening Session and Keynote
9:00-9:55 am Networking Break & Strategic Briefings
(Strategic Briefings are from 9:20 to 9:45 am)
9:55 am -12:05 pm Track Sessions
12:05-1:05 pm Lunch & Table Topics
1:05-1:55 pm Networking Break & Strategic Briefings
(Strategic Briefings are from 1:20-1:45 pm)
1:55-3:20 pm Track Sessions
3:30-4:25 pm Closing Keynote
4:25-4:30 pm Conference concludes
Happy attendees
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