Sharing tips and tactics for an unpredictable day in the life of a LP field manager

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Loss Prevention Conference and EXPO The saying goes that ‘two heads are better than one.’ And often times when faced with an over-flowing inbox, a jam-packed schedule and an lengthy task list, it sure seems like that would be true. For delegates at one of today’s sessions at LP ’12, it was a case of bringing not two, but about 125 heads together and hearing about different tactics and tips for managing an unpredictable day in the life of a LP professional.

Sitting around dozens of roundtables, delegates were given an imaginary schedule for a fictional LP field manager faced with an inbox full of emails letting him know about a store break-in, an employee theft case, a request for research data for a monthly shrink report and rescheduled employee interviews – among many other things.

Each table then worked together to identify how they would tackle this guy’s day, focusing on different ways in which the imaginary schedule could be approached. While some groups focused on prioritization, others talked about ways our LP field manager could use technology or more delegation to get his job done.

Listening to feedback from other tables, delegates nodded in agreement and scribbled down new ideas based on how other people described their approach to tackling these all too familiar day-to-day challenges.

Discussions were had about how individual teams or managers handle different tasks, and listening to their peers describe different ways of working, everyone agreed this was a valuable opportunity to share tactics and tips and learn from their fellow LP professionals.

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  1. avatar Abdelfattah
    Posted January 12, 2013 at 8:54 am | Permalink

    thanks for NRF,

    i am one of the loss prevention managers in retail field , our day to day aims is the protection of company merchandises and fighting shrinkage.
    every body discussed prevention tips in retail shops but in general way.
    some retails companies like duty free shops inside airports which are not using some useful preventive systems like anti theft door detectors, or security tags. you can find merchandises every where in shops within the airport ,all the merchandises open and not secures. that is another business management theory to increase the sales. but for LP team it is really very hard for us to control it.
    i was looking for some LP ways and tips which can be useful in Duty Free retails shops but i didn’t find some useful.

    i address this concern to the wise people in LP field to come up with some ideas , tips and procedures for duty free retails shop.

    thanks and best regards

    Abdelfattah

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