Tag: supply chain security


People on the Move: March 2017

People on the Move: March 2017

Professional advancement and building a successful loss prevention career can mean many things to many different people. For some individuals it may mean reaching a top leadership position at a particular company, perhaps serving as a director or vice president of loss prevention/asset protection. For others, it may involve gaining   Read More


People On the Move: March-April 2017

Jamie Jones was promoted to Corporate Security Analyst at Aldi.

David Zwernemann is now a Regional LP Manager at Amazon.

Ascena Retail Group announced the following changes: Brian Bazer to VP of AP & Safety; Rob LaCommare, CFI, to AVP, Global Operations & Analytics AP; Eric Pidgeon, CFI, LPC, to Director of   Read More


Supply-Chain Management

Supply-Chain Management

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. Supply-chain management is a critical component of the retail machine. While we may view the heart of retail as   Read More


The Lurking Costs of Cargo Theft

The Lurking Costs of Cargo Theft

Cargo theft often is thought of as a silent and victimless crime despite the fact that it accounts for losses of billions of dollars annually in the United States. The most common incidences of cargo theft involve gangs who steal high-value commodities from loaded trailers. Substantial losses can also occur   Read More


Supply-Chain Asset Protection Exec Maurizio Scrofani Takes Leading Role with GRUPO ALTO’s US Organization

Supply-Chain Asset Protection Exec Maurizio Scrofani Takes Leading Role with GRUPO ALTO’s US Organization

One of the retail industry’s leading supply-chain and asset protection executives, Maurizio Scrofani, LPC, CCSP, has been appointed vice president with ALTO US. In his new role, Scrofani will manage the development of the supply-chain security and intelligence sectors of ALTO’s loss prevention and retail security services.

“With Scrofani in this   Read More


The New Ascena Asset Protection

The New Ascena Asset Protection

The Ascena Retail Group has merged all brand asset protection/loss prevention teams into one talented center of excellence.

Brian Bazer

Brian Bazer, VP of Asset Protection and Safety

Bazer was named vice president of asset protection and safety. He is responsible for the leadership, governance and management of the   Read More


Protecting Your Cargo Logistics Network from Thieves

Protecting Your Cargo Logistics Network from Thieves

In most large-value cargo thefts occurring at stores, there are two key components: a store employee and a driver. The employee allows access to the goods, while the driver has the means to transport the stolen freight unnoticed. One key tool in combating this problem is the strict rotation of   Read More


Can a Retail Buyer Help Reduce Shrink?

Can a Retail Buyer Help Reduce Shrink?

While the perception of shrinkage among the loss prevention industry has evolved from thinking about loss strictly in terms of theft to the consideration of all causes of inventory discrepancy, this change in approach hasn’t necessarily diffused into all of the other teams in a retail organization. Retail buyers are   Read More


Defining Our Loss Prevention Industry: A Business Topography

Defining Our Loss Prevention Industry: A Business Topography

“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