About the Author

Ryan H. Smith

Ryan H. Smith is the director of finance for Gap Inc.'s loss prevention department.

Articles by Ryan H. Smith

EAS Merchandise Protection Strategy

Loss Prevention Technology

EAS Merchandise Protection Strategy

In recent years, Gap Inc. has implemented a number of electronic article surveillance (EAS) solutions, including in-store applied hard and alarming tags, factory-applied source/soft tag labels, and factory-applied hard tags (FAHT). This 2009 article explores the key decision points, financial rationale, infrastructure requirements, and benefits of why Gap Inc. moved