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OOS in Retail

What to Do about OOS in Retail

In the highly competitive retail sector, ensuring that the right product is on the right shelf at the right time is critical. Yet the problem of shelf out-of-stocks (OOS) remains as stubborn as ever. Could the LP team be the key to unlocking this new sales opportunity?
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Beyond the Usual Inventory Shrinkage Definition: Total Retail Loss

There is little consensus on what constitutes “loss” within the retail world nor how it should be measured. The terms “shrinkage” and “shortage” have been loosely applied to encapsulate some of the areas that generate loss, but they are not terms enjoying a clear and agreed-upon definition across the sector.
warehouse inventory loss

Significant Inventory Loss Requires Perspective

Throughout my career, I've investigated numerous significant increases in shortage on a multi-store level. In each case, the cause was traced to the distribution process.
supply chain

How to Analyze Retail Shortage Control Measures in the Supply Chain

The bedrock upon which healthy retailers are built is the supply chain that provides the goods to be sold. A retailer’s competitiveness, then, or lack thereof, is in measurable part a reflection of the extent to which these avenues of supply are cost effective and efficient.
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3 Principles to Help Your Team Counteract Bad Packaging Design

Few things are as frustrating for a loss prevention leader than discovering a bad packaging design they know will promote retail shrink— a feature which could easily have been prevented.
what causes shrinkage in retail

What Causes Shrinkage in Retail? Addressing the 4 Top Causes

Not every loss prevention tool fits the needs and budget of every retailer. However, a combination of tactics makes an impact and reduces a store's shrinkage.
manufacturer to retailer

From Manufacturer to Retailer: Product Protection Is Everyone’s Job

Solutions to address theft and loss are often led from the retailer side of the partnership, but manufacturers do face responsibilities when it comes to product protection. From manufacturer to retailer, product protection is everyone's job.
point-of-sale activation

Why Point-of-Sale Activation Technology Has Been Heralded as a Kingmaker

In a world where opposites attract, denial of service could be a force for good and put to commercial use, particularly in retail where organized retail crime gangs and opportunist thieves have had a free hand at disrupting legitimate business.
grocery store magazines

RESEARCH: Losses and Costs Associated with Grocery Store Magazines and Newspapers

The ECR Community Shrinkage and On-shelf Availability Group had become aware of growing concerns about the losses relating to the sale of grocery store magazines and newspapers in the UK—a category not normally associated with high levels of loss.
point-of-sale systems

The Dramatic Metamorphosis of Point-of-Sale Systems

In a study presented at a 2017 conference on business innovations, mobile self-checkout solutions were found to provide a more time efficient shopping experience, particularly when stores are crowded.

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