Retail doesn’t start and stop at the front door of our stores. Ultimately, our value depends on our ability to broaden our influence while protecting every aspect of the business enterprise. What is supply-chain management? In essence, it’s a critical component of the retail machine. While we may view the heart of Read More
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An essential element for the improvement of safety in the workplace is the ability to measure performance. We want to effectively manage the safety challenges that we face and develop best practices that enhance performance.
In order to reach those objectives, we must embrace safety performance measurement tools that help us Read More
When evaluating safety in the workplace, safety hazards will vary based on the different retail settings that we work in, the types of job responsibilities that we are involved with, and the factors and conditions found in a specific workplace. Hazards can be something easily seen (for example: exposed wiring or Read More
Maintaining high ethical standards in the workplace is at the heart of any reputable business and any successful loss prevention program. We tend to do business with those we trust and respect, and we tend to receive business from those who trust and respect our company. Those standards are at Read More
In his bestselling book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey presented a holistic, principle-based approach for solving personal and professional problems. This got the ECR team thinking, what if for “highly effective people,” we read “low-inventory shrink retailers”? What then would be the habits of low- shrink Read More
By Dave DiSilva
When I first approached this writing assignment on access controls, I brainstormed the usual items on the topic. I realized quickly that a 3,000-word article on the nuances of keys and locks could hold readers’ attention for about the time it takes to core a lock. Instead of providing an Read More
The buy-in and support of all levels of management is vital to maintaining safety in the workplace and the success of our retail safety programs. First and foremost, company leadership must clearly demonstrate that the organization cares, and is committed to the safety and well-being of our associates and customers. Read More
“The pen is mightier than the sword” is a tried-and-true axiom that virtually everyone has heard applied to the world of media or, in some context or another, to the skill of writing. But how does it apply to the world of the retail store audit checklist?
Let’s take a look Read More
Five US Loss Prevention Experts Present Best Practices at Japanese International Retail Theft Prevention Conference
A first-of-its-kind international retail theft prevention conference was held March 9–10 at Tokyo Big Sight, Japan’s largest convention and exhibition center. The event featured subject-matter experts from the United States who offered their insights into loss prevention strategies and organized retail crime (ORC) research common in the United States to Read More
If you are thinking about writing your own resume (rather than using a professional resume writing service) to reflect the experience, accomplishments, and other critical information that helped shape your career in loss prevention, then you need to do your homework. Having a loss prevention resume that appropriately describes all Read More