About the Author

Suni K. Shamapande

Suni Shamapande has over 20 years of global retail, consumer, and wholesale experience including business operations, enterprise-wide risk and loss mitigation, global cash control, asset protection, business continuity management, supply-chain security, safety, and brand protection. His experience includes time with companies like Sears, Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren, and BCBGMaxazria. He currently specializes in retail and consumer products risk assurance consulting in PwC's performance, governance, risk, and compliance group. He can be reached at suni.k.shamapande (at) us (dot) pwc (dot) com.

Articles by Suni K. Shamapande

A Root-Cause Analysis May Help Reduce Shrinkage

Inventory Shrinkage

A Root-Cause Analysis May Help Reduce Shrinkage

Most retailers have adopted omni-channel strategies to meet consumers’ demand to browse or buy whenever and wherever they choose. But enabling everything from mobile point of sale (POS) to in-store pickup of online purchases has made inventory control and product logistics far more difficult.

The complex new retail environment is increasing

How to Define Loss Prevention

Loss Prevention

How to Define Loss Prevention

“So, what do you do?”

This is common question that for some loss prevention professionals presents a perplexing set of thoughts. “How do I adequately satisfy the inquirer’s request, without overcomplicating the dialogue?”

At a retail event, the response “loss prevention” is sufficient, or maybe “asset protection,” depending on the retailer. At