On Shelf Availability Series – Featuring Dean Frew – CTO & SVP RFID Solutions, SML Group

Join Mike Graen for this series of open, informal, and topical discussions… each focusing on the teams, techniques, and technologies that are driving meaningful improvements in the area of On-Shelf Availability.

Mike and his guests from industry and academia will spend the hour talking through some of the hottest topics concerning OSA, inviting listeners to share from their own experiences. Through decades’ worth of real-world experience and knowledge, Graen and his guests will provide a unique insight into a critical component of what it takes to succeed at retail.

Dean Frew is recognized as a thought leader in RFID, inventory management, and enterprise operation, having worked with some of the world’s most innovative brands including Academy Sports, Alshaya, Altar’d State, ASDA, Beaumanoir, BestBuy, Defacto, Dial, Exxon, Forever21, FutureGroup, H&M, Herman Kay, Psycho Bunny, Kohl’s, Landmark, Lids, M&Co, Matalan, MQ, Mydyer, Muji, Nike, Nordstrom’s, Pepsi Co, Reliance, Sainsbury, Stadium, T-mobile, VF, Target, and Tesco.


About SML Group
With a presence in over 20 countries, SML Group is the global end-to-end RFID and brand identification solutions provider, delivering proven results and rapid ROIs to brands in the new era of retailing. We offer innovative and sustainable labeling and packaging products, high-performance RFID tags and encoding services across industries.


About Mike Graen
With 40 years of experience working for Procter & Gamble, Walmart, and CROSSMARK, Mike Graen has seen the retail industry from every conceivable angle. From helping develop what would become Retail Link to investigating and leveraging the potential of shelf-scanning robots and RFID tech in stores, Graen has made a career out of using technology to solve business problems.


Series Sponsors
The On Shelf Availability Series is presented by the Department of Supply Chain Management at the University of Arkansas, and proudly sponsored by:

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