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A Gathering Place & Resource Center

During more than 40 years of service in leadership roles with Procter & Gamble and Walmart, Mike Graen has made a career out of leveraging technology to solve big business problems.

As he began looking for ways to give back, Mike partnered with Conversations on Retail to create the On-Shelf Availability group, and to launch OnShelfAvailability.com, serving as a gathering place and resource center that supports the industry in tackling one of its most persistent problems.

Specializing in technologies and processes that measure and improve On-Shelf Availability, Mike spends the majority of his time working with people and teams all over the country that are interested in his help with:

  • On-Shelf Availability – How to measure and deploy resources to fix
  • Algorithm solutions to identify OSA issues with high-velocity categories
  • Shelf Scanning Robot solutions for retailers to identify Out of stock, pricing, and incorrect item issues
  • RFID – 20+ years of experience with RFID in the Retail supply chain
  • In-store Audits – Data capture of OSA issues
  • Fixed camera solutions
  • Computer Vision / recognition solution providers.
We really appreciate Mike’s partnership, leadership, and advocacy for the industry.  If there is anything that he can do to support you and your team, please do not hesitate to contact him directly, by emailing mike.graen@collaborateretail.com.

Conversations

Industry Experts Are Talking. Join The Conversations!

We host Zoom-based conversations, conferences, and solution summits featuring some of the retail industry’s top subject matter experts.

The Past, Present, & Future of Robotics In Retail

Join Mike Graen for his conversation with Sarjoun Skaff, Co-Founder and CEO of Bossa Nova Robotics, about the past, present, and future for robotics in...
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The RFID Tag – Past, Present, & Future

Join Mike Graen for his conversation with Dr. Senthil Chinnappa Gounder P, Director of Research and Technical Professor at Auburn University, about the past, present,...
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TDS 2.0 – The Next Evolution of RFID Tags

Jonathan Gregory, Director of Industry Engagement for GS1 U.S., joins Mike to discuss TDS 2.0 and the next evolution of RFID tags.
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Thought Leadership

Mike welcomes his colleagues from industry and academia to join him in contributing insights and commentary aimed at helping the community progress.

Decimating Out-of-Stocks and the Bullwhip Effect

Stock outs and the bullwhip effect are arguably the two most chronic, persistent, deadly issues in supply chain management. Decades of industry initiatives and academic research, many millions spent on new technologies, and we’ve hardly made any progress.

December 17, 2023

Revolutionizing Retail: The Surge of On-Shelf Availability Solutions Amidst Technological Integration and Consumer Demand for Personalized Shopping

The on-shelf availability solutions market is set for significant expansion, propelled by the integration of advanced technologies and a growing consumer appetite for personalized shopping...
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Rapid Growth Projected: On-Shelf Availability Solutions Market Set to Reach US$8.8 Billion by 2030

The global on-shelf availability solutions market is projected to experience significant growth, with an expected compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.1%.
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Decimating Out-of-Stocks and the Bullwhip Effect

Stock outs and the bullwhip effect are arguably the two most chronic, persistent, deadly issues in supply chain management. Decades of industry initiatives and academic...
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If you’re looking to engage with some of the retail industry’s most highly sought-after experts, you’ll find them here.

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