Retail Supply Chain

Cargo Theft: Not Just a US Problem

Mexico’s number of cargo thefts grew 73 percent in 2015. According to FreightWatch International’s supply chain report, 1087 incidents were reported. Northern Mexico’s cargo...

Critical Components to a Supply Chain Security Program

In my former position as a loss prevention executive for a major retailer, an important responsibility was designing security systems for store locations. My...
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Installing a Retail Asset Protection Model in a Wholesale Distribution Environment

This article analyzes the implementation of an innovative retail asset protection program at Hughes Supply, a wholesale distributor of construction supplies. The company has...

Cargo Theft is Going Nuts

Shipments of harvested nuts are the latest hot commodity in the world of cargo theft. In recent weeks, nut growers and processors in central...

Precious Cargo: Tiffany’s Supply Chain Security

Every retail organization requires supply chain security that is efficient, streamlined, and able to move quickly to meet demand. The competitive nature of the...
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Threat of Cargo Theft Rises over Thanksgiving Holiday

Holiday weekends are notorious for presenting increased shoplifting risks for retailers as shoppers flood the stores looking for bargains and those must-find holiday gifts....

Cargo Theft Taking Another Bite Out of Retail Profits

When it comes to cargo thefts in the U.S., thieves seem to be showing a hunger for one particular category of retail product—and it’s...
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European Migration Crisis Costs Eclipse $1 Billion in Supply Chain Disruption

A recent study reveals that essential shipments of retail goods and medical supplies are being delayed and destroyed as a result of the European...

Walmart Sees Potential Supply Chain Management Improvements through Drone Use

U.S. retailer Walmart has recently requested permission from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to test drones for commercial purposes. The company, which serves 250...

Former FedEx Employees Charged in Cargo Theft Scheme

Five men—three of whom are former FedEx hub employees—have recently been indicted of defrauding the company of more than $1.7 million in an interstate...
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