In today’s global marketplace, retail AP leaders must think on a larger scale. Profitability and business goals must remain top of mind. But that doesn’t mean issues in asset protection must be faced alone. There are plenty of retail business areas where competition against one another is not the top priority, and in those areas, leaders can work together to solve industry challenges. For the past six years, RILA’s Asset Protection Leaders Council has aimed to do just that.
In a feature article in the March—April 2018 issue of LP Magazine, Editorial Director Jac Brittain, LPC, highlights the critical goals and efforts of the APLC in recent years. From the article:
The APLC is providing a platform to review and discuss those issues most important to the industry and a voice to get things done. There have been discussions regarding what’s going on in the digital space. Crisis management and active-shooter situations have been deliberated. Throughout last fall’s hurricane season, the APLC discussed the top challenges facing retail organizations, shared effective solutions, and collaborated with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to get communities back on their feet. By identifying these industry-wide initiatives, they’re driving innovative solutions that support the asset protection agenda.
Brittain also shares details about recent partnerships between the APLC and various research organizations, last fall’s APLC meeting in Nashville (where a Shark Tank-style approach to problem solving was a great success) and this year’s gathering at RILA’s annual Retail Asset Protection Conference 2018 in Orlando. Check out “RILA’s Asset Protection Leaders Council” to learn more.
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This post was originally published in 2018 and was updated May 1, 2018.