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On-Shelf Availability Series – Impact of the Supply Chain on On-Shelf Availability

March 26 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM CDT


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.

Dr. Glenn Richey, Harbert Eminent Scholar & Chair Supply Chain Management at Auburn University, joins Mike to discuss the impact of the supply chain on on-shelf availability.


About Dr. Glenn Richey
Glenn Richey holds the distinguished position of Harbert Eminent Scholar in Supply Chain Management and serves as the Research Director at the Center for Supply Chain Innovation. At Auburn University’s Harbert College of Business, his primary responsibility is to propel advancements in supply chain management research and outreach. Richey is deeply engaged in industry-based research, cultivating relationships between academia and practical applications, and fostering connections between researchers and students.

Before transitioning to academia, Richey accumulated a decade of managerial experience across diverse functional areas, including procurement, sales, retail consulting, finishing/manufacturing, warehousing, and logistics/supply chain operations. His corporate background includes roles at Scott Paper Co. and Genuine Parts Company’s S.P. Richards Division. In addition to his formal education, Richey holds an executive certificate in international business from the University of South Carolina.

Richey boasts an extensive publication record, contributing over eighty articles to peer-reviewed scholarly journals since 2003. His work spans a range of prestigious publications such as Business Horizons, Decision Sciences, Journal of Business Logistics, and Journal of International Marketing, among others. Recognized for his outstanding contributions, Richey has received various awards, including the Cavusgil Award for international marketing management and the LaLonde award for supply chain management and logistics.

His teaching prowess is evident through multiple graduate and undergraduate teaching awards, including the Systems and Technology Outstanding Faculty Award at the Harbert College of Business and the National Alumni Association Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Award at the University of Alabama. Noteworthy is his recognition as the “top performer” in the University of Missouri’s EMBA program for several years.

Richey’s global impact extends to his roles as a visiting professor and associate professor on six continents, contributing his expertise to institutions worldwide. He has led study abroad trips to various countries and takes pride in mentoring doctoral students, facilitating placements at esteemed institutions.

As an influential figure in academic publishing, Richey serves as an associate editor for the Journal of Business Logistics and the Journal of Supply Chain Management. He is actively involved in several editorial review boards, contributing to esteemed journals such as Decision Sciences and the Journal of World Business. His commitment to service extends to various organizations, both national and international, including the Academy of International Business, Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, and the Food Industry University Coalition.

Richey’s impact also reaches governmental entities, collaborating with organizations like FEMA, DHS, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. His dedication to advancing the field of supply chain management is evident in his multifaceted contributions to academia, research, and service.


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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