Retailers have generally accepted the necessity for data and analytics in their organizations. Using loss prevention analytics the right way can boost profits and reduce losses. However, the constant deluge of information sometimes makes it difficult to identify which loss prevention analytics are important and actionable and which can be Read More
The loss prevention department and the information technology department used to handle separate functions of the retail environment. Increasingly, however, loss prevention duties require a strong relationship with (and even a dependence on) the technology department. As retail security solutions evolve to become more sophisticated, LP and AP must find Read More
Today’s supply-chain security program networks are a far cry from the basic lock-and-key operations of the past. Readily available technological tools and business intelligence data can help support organizations as they fortify their networks. In order to thrive, however, teams must look to integrate and align these enhancements.
In a Read More
April 18, 2017 | David E. Zulawski, CFI, CFE, and Shane G. Sturman, CFI, CPP | Magazine Reviews
Fact: false criminal confessions exist. In the Interviewing column from the March–April 2017 issue of LP Magazine, David E. Zulawski, CFI, CFE, and Shane G. Sturman, CFI, CPP, of Wicklander-Zulawski (WZ) note that a variety of factors must be considered when attempting to determine why an innocent person may have Read More
As one of the largest multinational retail corporations in the United States, Walmart’s AP business needs and priorities can be complex and numerous. But Mike Lamb, LPC, vice president of asset protection and safety at Walmart US, knows that the best approach to managing asset protection at Walmart had to Read More
Scott Glenn, JD, LPC, currently serves as the chief security officer for Sears Holdings, where he manages asset and profit protection, safety, business continuity, and crisis response. He is active in the industry as part of the Loss Prevention Foundation, LP Magazine’s editorial board, and the Retail Industry Leaders Association Read More
Video surveillance systems have come a long way since their introduction into the retail space many years ago. Yet some retailers and loss prevention teams are failing to take advantage of the latest innovations offered by today’s advanced cameras and surveillance tools. Some personnel may remain unsure about new technologies Read More
Blogs, message boards, and social networks like Facebook and Twitter are popular because of their wide reach and ease of use. Just about anyone, regardless of age, location, or expertise, can share news and information on social media.
Social media monitoring (also known as social media listening) is the act of Read More
Although anecdotal evidence among retailers seemed to indicate that shoplifting incidents have been increasing significantly in recent years, hard data was needed. What’s the real rate of shoplifting and external theft these days? How are retailers catching shoplifters and/or using policies to manage these incidents? A trio of industry pros Read More
Interviewers have been using the confrontational approach for thousands of years. Suspects used to be guilty until proven innocent; how else were you supposed to obtain a confession? But when you have an employee suspected of theft in a retail or restaurant business, you should consider a more elegant method Read More