Tag: inventory control


Use Cases for RFID Inventory Control

Use Cases for RFID Inventory Control

A 2014 survey of 120 major retailers polled by Chain Link Research found improved inventory accuracy, which translated into reduced out-of-stock and better on-floor availability of merchandise, was the number-one reason for implementing an RFID inventory control program.

According to Su Doyle, IoT and RFID industry program lead for Checkpoint, several of   Read More


Performing an In-Store Audit, Part 1

Performing an In-Store Audit, Part 1

The evolution of the LP profession has required a change in the way that we approach the retail environment. First and foremost, we have come to recognize that inventory shrink is a more complicated problem than merely looking at the theft of merchandise. Shrink is a complex issue that must   Read More


Checkpoint Systems Debuts Its Smallest EAS Tag to Protect Merchandise, Combat Organized Retail Crime

Checkpoint Systems Debuts Its Smallest EAS Tag to Protect Merchandise, Combat Organized Retail Crime

Checkpoint Systems recently announced at the Retail Asset Protection Conference the 2928 S “Swat” Micro Tag, its smallest EAS tag with organized retail crime (ORC) leave-behind protection.

Designed for high-theft drugstore, electronics, hard goods, grocery and other retail categories, it optimizes protection for merchandise and reduces shrink–especially by ORC gangs–without obscuring   Read More


Physical Inventory Control Methods

Physical Inventory Control Methods

“What is the single most important measure of the success or failure of your company’s loss prevention efforts?”

If you were to ask senior retail executives this question, the answer you would likely hear is, “Our shrinkage results.” This would not be surprising, as shrinkage affects profitability, shareholder return, resource allocation   Read More


Five US Loss Prevention Experts Present Best Practices at Japanese International Retail Theft Prevention Conference

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


A Root-Cause Analysis May Help Reduce 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   Read More