LP Magazine

MAR-APR 2018

LP magazine publishes articles for loss prevention, asset protection, and retail professionals covering shrinkage, investigations, shoplifting, internal theft, fraud, technology, best practices, and career development.

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The Power of Information Much of the work that comes out of the APLC is used for educational purposes. By bringing together retailers from specialty, big-box, grocery, and other retail platforms to share ideas, considerable information is gathered that can be used to publish research documents, white papers, benchmarking surveys, and other resources. There may be forums that will be pulled together or surveys generated to get a better understanding of what's really happening in the industry and how people are reacting to specific trends. This also allows the individual leader to gain a better perspective of how their particular position compares to where the industry is headed, how to identify some of the trends that impact their business, and how to respond as a department to best support the needs of the business. "As an industry leader involved in the process, completing the surveys and taking part in these initiatives gives you access to that information based on your participation," said Jaeckle. "For example, if a white paper is generated based upon one of the APLC initiatives, the research that's compiled will be provided back to you once a report is generated. That offers those participating a tremendous benefit. There have been several research documents that I've taken full advantage of to help modify or improve the way that we're approaching things in my business. "But it also provides a valuable resource to educate my executive leadership on what's happening in our business. It offers a degree of independence under the sponsorship of RILA to further advise and educate executive leadership, providing additional information and focus on these important business topics under RILA'S ASSET PROTECTION LEADERS COUNCIL "The Asset Protection Leaders Council is designed to pull together retail leaders to address critical issues facing the asset protection industry in real time. Our approach and what we accomplish is really representative of what's happening in the asset protection space collectively." – Paul Jaeckle, LPC, Meijer Stores RILA's Asset Protection Leaders Council often tour retailer locations to see implementation of technologies or strategies as shown in this tour of REI's flagship store near Seattle. 53 LP MAGAZINE | MARCH–APRIL 2018

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