My Stitch Fix experience

September 19, 2019By Assortment Planning and Placement, Future of Retail, Views

By Dave Wendland, vice president strategic relations, as seen in Drug Store News Before I started my series focused on curated solutions, I enrolled to become part of the Stitch Fix craze. For those unfamiliar with this Wall Street darling, Stitch Fix was inspired by the new vision of a client-first, client-centric way to approach retail. … Read More

Value Stream Mapping Made Easy

August 26, 2019By Industry Intuition, Views

By Dave Wendland, CommunityVoice for Forbes Agency Council, as appeared on Forbes.com July 25, 2019 Value stream mapping (VSM) is a business management tool that documents the steps needed to take a project from inception to customer delivery. Often associated with Lean Six Sigma practices, the tool helps users take a fresh look at established processes. As with … Read More

Taking the First Step

July 15, 2019By Views

By Dave Wendland, as seen in HealthCare Distributor magazine, “Out of the Box” column, May/June 2019 As I have watched my children grow, my co-workers gain increasing levels of responsibility, and reflected on the number of transitions, changes, and advancements I have made in my own life and career, I have often thought of Dr. Martin Luther King’s … Read More

Creativity Begins With Observation

May 8, 2019By Industry Intuition, Views

By Dave Wendland, CommunityVoice for Forbes Agency Council, as appeared on Forbes.com April 8, 2019 As a 30-plus-year veteran in the field of marketing and a forever student, it never ceases to amaze me how simple solutions are often right in front of our noses. Yogi Berra is credited with saying, “You can see a lot just by observing.” Observation … Read More

Consumers demand curated solutions

April 15, 2019By Future of Retail, Views

By Dave Wendland, vice president strategic relations, as seen in Drug Store News As retail undergoes dramatic changes, stores are struggling to figure out how to quickly right the ship. The decline in traffic and rise in e-commerce are putting pressure on traditional brick-and-mortar stores, causing many to adopt a strategy that creates personalized experiences for … Read More

Predictive Analytics For Retail: What Lies Ahead?

March 12, 2019By Future of Retail, Views

By Dave Wendland, CommunityVoice for Forbes Agency Council, as appeared on Forbes.com February 12, 2019 Although I’m not certain that they all were “Robert Wendland originals,” my late father had many witticisms to which I credit him. With impeccable timing, a simple, pithy phrase would be spoken that was not only appropriate for the moment but also stuck … Read More

Where did the time go?

March 1, 2019By Views

By Dave Wendland, as seen in HealthCare Distributor magazine, “Out of the Box” column, January/February 2019 Is it only me or are days seemingly going by faster causing months and years to literally zoom? Studies suggest that it is an aging thing…I actually disagree with that since aging is a state of mind. One theory is quite scientific, … Read More

HRG Ensures Rx Can Meet Tracking Mandate

February 22, 2019By Articles, Industry Intuition, Resources focused on Independent Pharmacy, Views

As seen in “RX/News” in Chain Drug Review, January 21, 2019 WAUKESHA, Wis. – With retail pharmacies facing a federal mandate to process, track and store drug pedi­gree data, Hamacher Resource Group, Inc. (HRG) is rolling out a unique sys­tem help them meet their compliance requirements. The offering, licensed from Advasur and tentatively called the … Read More