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In-Transit Cargo Crime Risks and Repercussions

In-Transit Cargo Crime Risks and Repercussions

Envision the following scenario. You are at home around 8:15 at night watching television with your wife or kids when the phone rings. The caller is one of your regional LP managers in the Southeast. He tells you that you just had a tractor load of high-end apparel worth $2 million   Read More


Building a Supply-Chain AP Team from Tee to Green

Building a Supply-Chain AP Team from Tee to Green

EDITORS NOTE: Mike Combs is director of asset protection, global supply chain at The Home Depot. Prior to assuming this role in 2008, he was director of loss prevention for AutoZone for six years and held various LP positions with Macys for eight years. Combs earned a master of science   Read More


Cargo Theft: Not Just a US Problem

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 thefts rose significantly, although the central zone states of Puebla, Guanajuato and the State of Mexico remain the highest risks. Food and drink continue to be   Read More


A New LP Challenge

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 all addressed during the course of doing our day-to-day business. However, there is a larger problem that looms on the retail horizon—losses sustained from thefts within our   Read More


What Will It Take to Secure Our Global Supply Chain?

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 and the protectors of the public good. Law enforcement recognizes and appreciates the resources, information, and expertise that retail loss prevention brings to the highly complex   Read More


Retail Leadership Redefining the IMRA

Retail Leadership Redefining the IMRA

EDITORS NOTE: Sandy Kennedy is president of the newly renamed Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), formerly International Mass Retail Association (IMRA). She came to RILA in December 2002 from Accenture (formerly Andersen Consulting) where she was director of the Leadership DialogueSeries, a roundtable venue for idea exchange between senior executives   Read More