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Adam Smith, CFE, CFI is the former senior regional manager of asset protection for Winn-Dixie’s Montgomery region, which includes stores in Alabama, South Georgia, and the Florida panhandle. He began his loss prevention career more than a decade ago with Parisian department stores, and has a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Florida State University.
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Armed Robbery Prevention—When It’s an Inside Job

As long as a retailer’s doors are open for business, there is risk of of a store robbery. If this is the case, how are we to be proactive in armed robbery prevention?
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The Moral, Societal, and Legal Obligation for Workplace Theft Prevention

At first, this may seem like an issue that involves only the retailer. However, the decision to ignore generally accepted cash and merchandise controls has far-reaching implications.
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Process Loss and Cross-Functional LP Teams

Process loss is a general term that describes inefficient problem-solving in groups. Psychologists found that groups tend to focus on the information that they have in common, rather than their specialized knowledge.
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Relying on Sales Won’t Eliminate Causes of Shrinkage

Can ignoring the causes of shrinkage and refocusing strictly on sales solve our inventory issues?
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Objective LP Investigations versus Confident Interviews

As a loss prevention professional, chances are that you conduct internal theft interviews. Furthermore, it’s probably the skill that impresses our business partners the...

Could Bitcoin Stave Off Credit Card Hackers?

The idea that an Internet currency could solve the credit card hacker epidemic may seem counterintuitive. After all, hacking is a product of the...
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How to Get a Harvard Education for Free

Loss prevention professionals seem to be an eager group for continuing education. There are some great certifications in our industry, and I would encourage...

Why Bitcoin May Be the Solution to POS Data Hacks

The idea that an Internet currency could solve the hacking epidemic we’ve witnessed over the past few months may seem counterintuitive. After all, hacking...

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