The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season has been a disastrous one. Hurricane Harvey slammed into Texas as a Category 4 storm on August 24. One of the wettest tropical storms on record, Harvey continued to douse the Lone Star state and parts of Louisiana with a devastating amount of rainfall over Read More
Tag: crisis management
Based on recent events, it’s time for all companies to revisit their crisis management and crisis communication plans.
Then: Hurricane Katrina, Superstorm Sandy, racial profiling accusations at Macy’s, food contamination at Chipotle.
Now: Charlottesville protests, civil disturbances at Berkeley, Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma.
The list goes on and on, and it never Read More
By Jack Trlica
As I write this column, Hurricane Irma is bearing down on Florida just two weeks after Hurricane Harvey devastated southeast Texas and southwest Louisiana. Both storms have exacted extreme damage termed “unprecedented,” “800-year event,” “largest ever in the Atlantic,” and other superlatives that seem to have become the new normal.
At Read More
“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 Read More
Heightened security concerns have focused significant attention on crisis response plans, and more firms now have plans in place for terrorist, bomb threats, fires, and natural disasters than at any point in modern history. Conspicuous by its absence from many of these plans is a workplace violence response plan; when it Read More
Excellence in Leadership
Nadine Lajeune, Format Leader, Retail Asset and Profit Protection, Sears Holdings
Following international travel as an environmental consultant and then a corporate safety manager with Case Corporation, Lajeune was recruited to Sears as corporate safety and hazmat manager in 2003. As her retail career continued to flourish, she was named Read More
Technology regarding assets is moving at a fast pace. The ability to accurately monitor and track assets is of paramount importance to many industries and can protect the assets that a company has.
Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology is one way that any company can track their assets accurately. But what Read More
Sponsored by American Public University
Retailers’ crisis management programs have matured over the last decade. Nonetheless, wishful thinking continues to plague their disaster planning, according to Anthony Mangeri, American Public University’s director of fire and emergency management strategic relationships. Too often, the orientation of retail organizations leans towards “it probably won’t Read More
As the global market matures and expands, retailers are demanding new logistics capabilities and more complex solutions to meet their supply-chain needs. Factors such as economic growth, expansion into new markets, e-commerce, and a greater acceptance of demand-driven logistics practices introduce complexities into the supply chain and generate the need Read More
The LPM “Magpie” Awards offer a means to celebrate industry accomplishments on an ongoing basis, recognizing the loss prevention professionals, teams, solution providers, law enforcement partners, and others that demonstrate a stellar contribution to the profession.
The ability to influence change is a product of drive, creativity, and determination, but it Read More