Tag: omni channel retail


Building a Supply-Chain AP Team from Tee to Green

Building a Supply-Chain AP Team from Tee to Green

EDITOR’S NOTE: Mike Combs is director of asset protection, global supply chain at The Home Depot. Prior to assuming this role in 2008, he was director of loss prevention for AutoZone for six years and held various LP positions with Macy’s for eight years. Combs earned a master of science   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


Building an Unbreakable LP–IT Bond

Building an Unbreakable LP–IT Bond

Listening to loss prevention leaders discuss their relationships with information technology (IT) departments and offer advice for strengthening them can seem a bit like eavesdropping on marriage counseling. There is admission of a “love-hate” dynamic, occasional hand-wringing over who gets final say, and counsel to “listen, don’t just talk” and   Read More


Online Fraud Protection

Online Fraud Protection

Online retailers have a significant probability of being the intended target of order fraud. An online buyer has the perception of anonymity, which makes it psychologically easier for a person to commit fraud against the merchant. Essentially, the fraudster is looking to obtain merchandise from the merchant without paying for   Read More


Making the Most of Loss Prevention Technology, Part 1

Making the Most of Loss Prevention Technology, Part 1

More than ever, it seems that those in loss prevention are being faced with a plethora of new loss prevention technology solutions. In fact, at the 2015 loss prevention conference organized by the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), over 37 different technologies were being promoted, including global positioning systems (GPS),   Read More