Supply Chain

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Combating Cargo Loss at the Army & Air Force Exchange Service

Since the first formal post exchanges were established by the War Department in 1895, an exchange system has served side-by-side with U.S. military troops both in...
Cargo Theft, stolen cargo

Cargo Theft: A Costly Epidemic

This west coast distributor had never experienced any cargo theft, which was why they were shocked when two loaded containers parked in their yard vanished in...
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Visualizing Supply-Chain Security

Earlier this year, a firestorm of public outcry was set off with the announcement that the Dubai-based ports operator DP World would take over...
Head, Heart, and Hands

Head, Heart, and Hands: Best Buy’s Approach to Distribution Center Loss Prevention

Best Buy’s executive management realized some years ago that the challenges and approaches to loss prevention at our fast-growing chain of retail stores—there are...
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A New LP Challenge

Every retail loss prevention professional is familiar with the traditional avenues through which loss occurs. Shoplifting, both amateur and professional, employee theft, and refunding schemes are...
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What Will It Take to Secure Our Global Supply Chain?

Trust is a word not often associated with the concept of homeland security. It’s commonly used, however, in describing the partnership between our industry...
Boosting Employee Shrinkage and Safety Awareness in the DC Environment

Boosting Employee Shrinkage and Safety Awareness in the DC Environment

Four major retailers discovered that reducing losses in their distribution centers (DCs) boiled down to one primary challenge—getting associates to take responsibility and accountability...
A Primer on LP in DCs

A Primer on LP in DCs

The control of losses in a distribution center is not that much different than in a store. The sources of loss are essentially the...
Securing the Supply Chain Against Terrorism

Securing the Supply Chain Against Terrorism

Since the September 11 terrorist attacks, a tremendous amount of attention and resources have been focused on preventing the smuggling of weapons onto aircraft...
RFID: The Future of Supply-Chain Management

RFID: The Future of Supply-Chain Management

Imagine a microchip the size of a grain of salt attached to every single manufactured product in the supply chain. Every can of soda,...