Solution providers offer a wide spectrum of mission-critical products and services designed to help meet the rising demands of the asset protection function and the retail business in general. We use these resources to increase efficiencies, improve performance, enhance productivity, support safety, lower costs, and discourage theft.
By the same respect, our vendors can offer much more than simply providing mission-critical products and services. They have become an extension of our team and partners in the success of our department, our program and our company. They work with us to find solutions to both the simple and complex challenges we face on a daily basis. These relationships have become an essential factor in the success of today’s loss prevention programs, and it is more important than ever that we effectively manage all aspects of our vendor relationships—from selecting the right vendor to achieving optimal results that best meet our business objectives.
How much do you really know about the tools-of-the-trade, and the solution provider partners that assist in our success? When you see an advertisement, do you know and understand what you’re looking at and the products they offer? When you use a resource, do you really understand what it can do for you? When you work with a vendor partner, do you really appreciate the potential value of the relationship?
These are all critical questions that can change your perspective, and ultimately influence the course of your career. Anyone who aspires to be a leader must also learn to be a strong decision-maker, and part of that will ultimately involve learning as much as possible about these resources and the partners that help make it happen.
In the coming weeks, LP Magazine will introduce content showcasing our solution provider partners as part of a weekly “Solutions Snapshot.” These articles will offer a brief glimpse into the solution providers that support the loss prevention industry—who they are, what they do, and the types of products they offer.
The global reach of the retail world drives us to stay current in all aspects of the business. It takes a diverse and collective effort to accomplish our goals and objectives, expanding our knowledge and our resources when necessary in order to accomplish critical tasks and improve results. We must carry the ability to continually upgrade our knowledge and skill sets, building a professional plan that drives us forward to meet the changing needs of our current position—and the one after that.
We encourage you to take the steps to learn more about our solution provider partners and improve your awareness regarding the products and services available to support the loss prevention industry. The time spent reviewing these brief summaries can add new perspective to the products and services that help shape our industry, and long-term value to your career development.
For more information on our industry solution providers, visit LP Magazine’s Business Directory.