On-Shelf Availability Series – 2024 Retail Supply Chain Industry Update


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. Matt Waller, Dean Emeritus for the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas joins Mike to discuss a retail supply chain industry update for 2024.


About Dr. Matt Waller
As a supply chain management professor, consultant, and investor, Dr. Waller’s mission is to bridge the gap between academia, industry, and investment by advancing the understanding and implementation of innovative logistics and ecommerce technologies.

Dr. Waller’s work as a professor, researcher, and consultant is synergistic, blending academic research with practical insights from industry experience.

He contributes to academia through high-quality research and publications, cultivating the next generation of professionals through excellent teaching, and creating value for the organizations he consults by optimizing their strategy and investments.

Dr. Waller sets aside dedicated time for research, writing, and staying current with industry news. He attends conferences and workshops, regularly reaching out to existing clients, and providing guest lectures, webinars, and workshops to share knowledge and collaborate with others interested in these topics.


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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