Retail losses in the distribution chain occur mainly because of human error or a failure to control procedures within an organisation. Retail Loss Prevention in the Distribution Chain discusses many of the causes of these losses and gives practical advice in how to prevent them. Careless picking leads to wrong loads which lead to wrong deliveries, unavailability of stock items in the retail outlet and a loss of sales. All of these and many more issues are discussed in this book. The book is equally suitable for loss prevention teams, warehouse and distribution centre managers and retail managers. No kwledge of the subject is assumed or required. The subjects covered include: how to ensure stock availability; distribution channels; profit protection in warehouses; distribution site security; protecting goods in and goods out; administration losses and much more. This book will save time, physical assets, money and reputations in any organisation involved in moving retail goods. This and other books in the series are written for readers with little or kwledge of retail loss prevention but the content makes them suitable for all managers and loss prevention specialists. Written in easy to understand language, this book will help any retail manager or loss prevention specialist who needs to prevent and deal with loss in their retail outlet(s). Retail loss prevention risk assessments will become simple using this book. Carry it with you on your e-reader and easily move to different sections of the book as you conduct your risk assessments. Use the book to make your own checklists and save hours of time having to think about what you should be looking for.
Ian Watts spent 26 years as an investigator of criminal and non-criminal matters with the UK MOD . During this time he identified and investigated numerous cases of fraud for the MOD, UN, Credit Card companies, Government Departments and commercial organisations and saved millions of pounds through loss prevention, re-engineering and profit building strategies. He holds a Diploma in Management, Certificate in Security Management and the equivalent of a post graduate degree in management. He is a member of the Institute of Management, the Security Institute, Institute of Professional Investigators, Institute for Learning and Survive, the business continuity and disaster recovery organisation. Ian currently owns his own business, Lifelong Learning (London) International Ltd, which trades as Loss Prevention Leaders operating from London and Salisbury, Wiltshire. Previously known as A2Z Security Group, in 2013 the Company was restructured to concentrate on the delivery of 'high end, high value' training including cyber crime, fraud prevention, forensic accounting, money laundering and retail profit protection.