RILA offers AP professionals a way to connect with their peers and other exectuives through benchmarking calls and in-person meetings for its AP communities. These activities empower RILA member executives to touch base with their peers throughout the year - sharing insights, collaborating to solve common problems, and aligning on initiatives that bring shared value to their organizations. The activities are organized by committee, outlined below.
Asset Protection Leaders Council
Retail AP pyramid heads address key industry priorities and challenges to advance the retail AP industry and enhance operational effectiveness within their respective companies. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Asset Protection Steering Committee
Industry leaders across retail segments work collaboratively to develop the educational content and plan for RILA’s annual Retail Asset Protection Conference. Contact email@example.com.
Crimes Against Business Committee
Corporate and field investigation managers identify emerging criminal trends, share prevention and response strategies and develop smart practices to mitigate risk. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Workplace Safety Committee
Retail safety professionals identify smart practices for minimizing customer and employee injuries, support regulatory compliance, work to maintain strong partnerships with enforcement agencies and assist in legislative efforts. Contact: email@example.com.
(R)Tech Asset Protection Working Group
AP technology experts work to stimulate technological innovation for the mutual benefit of the retail AP industry and the solution providers who offer cutting-edge solutions to problems retailers face in the future. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Disaster Recovery and Preparedness (DRAP) Forum
The DRAP Forum is an online discussion board that enables retail executives to exchange information about crisis preparedness, response and business continuity and to identify leading practices for protecting customers, employees, facilities, data and assets. Contact email@example.com
RILA commissions benchmark studies at the request of member companies on a variety of asset protection issues. To access RILA's benchmarking surveys or to view the full list, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recent studies include:
San Francisco and Seattle Stores Theft
- Explores the leading factors causing a significant increase in shoplifting in retail stores in the San Francisco and Seattle areas
Third Party Gift Card Fraud
- Evaluates the prevention measures and restrictions that retailers are utilizing to combat third party gift card fraud
Asset Protection Organization Structure
- Examines the organization structure of respective retailers’ asset protection teams based on area as well as the different functional roles
Distribution Center Employee Stretching Policies
- Examines the stretching and warm-up procedures that retailers utilize in their distribution