Free interactive loss-prevention workshop for retailers

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The Profit Protection Future Forum will hold two workshops in Melbourne and Sydney next month. The events are free for retailers, but numbers are strictly limited.

Each Profit Protection Future Forum conference is organised based on feedback from retailers that attended the previous events. At the last conference in October 2017, attended by about 80 retailers, delegates were interested in seeing where the role of loss prevention was going and wanted to workshop new ideas around loss-prevention methodologies.

In response to this feedback, the Forum has invited loss-prevention expert Professor Adrian Beck to run exclusive workshops in Melbourne and Sydney.

Over the past 25 years, Professor Adrian Beck’s research work has focused on loss within the retail sector. He is currently an academic advisor to the ECR Community Shrinkage and On-shelf Availability Group and undertakes regular research projects on their behalf.

Professor Beck has worked closely with the Profit Protection Future Forum steering group to create the following agenda:

  • Getting to grips with total retail loss:
    The typology explained.
    The experience of companies using total retail loss.
    Selling it to the business.
  • The future role of loss prevention: understanding the challenges and building a team:
    Changes in retailing and their impact on the loss-prevention function.
    Reviewing the landscape of loss.
    Global trends in how loss prevention is being delivered and managed.
  • Measuring and controlling the impact of self-scan technologies:
    Understanding the context within which self-scan systems are developing.
    Quantifying the risk associated with the various types of system being used.
    Review of methods aimed at controlling losses generated by these systems.
  • Making use of radio-frequency identification (RFID) technologies in retailing:
    The business case for investing in RFID.
    Key lessons and challenges when using this technology.
    Its potential role in controlling loss and future developments.

The workshops will be held at the GS1 Australia Head Office in Melbourne on May 15 and at the Novotel Parramatta in Sydney on May 17.

To register for this event, visit: www.profitprotection.co/events.

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