Tag: point of sale pos system


The Link Between On-Shelf Availability, Sales, and Loss

The Link Between On-Shelf Availability, Sales, and Loss

You are driving to work as a supermarket supply-chain manager. The hot weekend weather has continued, it’s a lovely Monday morning, yet you’re surprised when your boss calls so early. Agitated, he shares how he just discovered from the CEO that all stores were reporting a massive sales loss because   Read More


Understand Your POS Features and Limitations

Understand Your POS Features and Limitations

Data is the future of the loss prevention and asset protection industry. A single data-friendly LP professional can both identify and address leading indicators of loss for a significant grouping of stores, with no need for airfare, travel, or company car. Identification and correction of these leading indicators driven by   Read More


Essential Inventory Control Techniques

Essential Inventory Control Techniques

Most retail companies have a department dedicated to maintaining processes and procedures related to inventory management and retail shrinkage. The inventory control department ensures that optimum inventory levels of products are available and accessible to the stores; that stock levels/turnover are efficiently managed; that inventory is maintained in a safe   Read More


Using Video Surveillance Systems to Perform Audits

Using Video Surveillance Systems to Perform Audits

Throughout my career in retail loss prevention, I’ve seen some pretty outrageous behavior captured by video surveillance systems. From performance and productivity issues – like employees showing up late and doing personal things on business time – to outright theft from the point-of-sale (POS) system, I’ve seen it all.

As an   Read More


Data Analytics Pyramid

Data Analytics Pyramid

As loss prevention and asset protection practitioners, we are often asked to describe our jobs to others. In the old days, we could get away with simply stating, “I catch people who are stealing from my company.” And while this was—at one time—an accurate representation of our duties (and probably   Read More