2018 Research Agenda

Click on the Working Group blocks to learn more about our planned projects for 2018

About the Zones of Influence:
LPRC identifies five unique areas of the retail environment, our Five Zones of Influence, in which potential criminals can be deterred.

  1. Asset
  2. Specific Section
  3. Entry & Interior
  4. Parking Lot
  5. Cyber, Neighborhood, Supply Chain

Working Groups/Innovation Chain:

  • PP - Product Protection Working Group
  • RFID - RFID Innovation Chain
  • VC - Violent Crime Working Group
  • SCP - Supply Chain Protection Working Group
  • ORC - Organized Retail Crime Working Group
  • RF - Retail Fraud Working Group
  • DA - Data Analytics Working Group
2018 Research Agenda
Checkpoint Density Tag Phase IFine Spirit LP Solution Innovation R&DSouthern Imperial Source Strapping R&D Phase IIDeterrence Through Guilt-Based Messaging / Signage R&DCheckpoint Time and Motion Part IIInVue T1000 Hook ReportSouthern Imperial Source Strapping R&D Phase ISekura Box Grip Time and Motion StudyPPWG Top Loss Items and Protection MethodsEAS Offender Detacher Report: Magnet, IR, Mechanical, and MultiPPWG Solution Innovation Program R&DProtective Tag Test R&DEAS Source Tagging R&DTyco RFID Innovation Chain Program & ReportDiSA Benefit Denial POSA 3S R&D Program Phase IIIEffect of Brand-Matching Persuasive Signage ProjectFuture Store Concept for AP R&DInVue IR Ecosystem R&D ProgramePVM Motion Analytics StoreLab ProjectRFID iChain Technology/Use Case Retailer SurveyRocateq Containment and COP R&DSelf Checkout Offender Interview ProjectEffective Labelling of Non-Obvious DeterrentsDiSA Benefit Denial POSA 3S R&D Program Phase IVAlto Offender Perspective R&DEDI in Transport ProjectAvery Dennison RFID ProjectAvery Dennison Anti-ORC Label R&DBurglar Alarm Integration ProjectGait Analysis/Biometric Analysis ProjectOpioid Offender Interview ORC ProjectORC Trends Big-Data Analysis ProjectORC Legislation ProjectFelony Threshold ProjectConceal and Carry Policy ProjectEAS Tracking of Convicted Offenders R&DFaceFirst Facial Recognition Database R&DRobbery Deterrence R&D ProgramCSI SelectaDNA PR/Deterrent Value TestPerimeter Camera ProjectLiveView Parking Lot Protection/Safe-Zone Extension R&DAnti-Robbery iChain Tech/Mapping Retailer SurveyWorkplace Violence Assessment Tool R&DViolence Associated to Merchandise Theft ProjectCap Index Robbery Industry Survey ProjectReturn Fraud Offender Interview ProjectMerchandise Credit Benchmark ProjectGift card Activation Cost Benefit AnalysisManufacturer Coupon Anti-Fraud ProjectBuy Online and Pickup in Store Best Practices R&DImpact of Return Fraud on Shortage StudyFulfillment Fraud ProjectReturn Loss ProjectTEB Track Camera TJX ProposalSmart Checkout Center Of Excellence ProgramSelf-Checkout Training Delivery Method StudyCash Drawer Monitoring ROI AnalysisKey System ROI AnalysisAP LP Store Survey Metrics R&DBenchmarking Partnerships with Retail Coalitions Project2018 Research Agenda

Checkpoint Density Tag Phase I

Offender, Customer, and Associate feedback on new anti-package attack EAS tag technology

Working Group: Product Protection Working Group (PPWG)
Zones of Influence: 1

Fine Spirit LP Solution Innovation R&D

Creating new and innovative fixture, cap, and dispenser solutions to protect fine spirits

Working Group: Product Protection Working Group (PPWG)
Zones of Influence: 1

Southern Imperial Source Strapping R&D Phase II

Gathering LP Executive feedback on part I results and their source-strapping outlook

Working Group: Product Protection Working Group (PPWG)
Zones of Influence: 1

Deterrence Through Guilt-Based Messaging / Signage R&D

Evaluating how guilt-provoking in-aisle signage will affect customers and shoplifters

Working Group: Product Protection Working Group (PPWG)
Zones of Influence: 1

Checkpoint Time and Motion Part II

Measuring the effect of a new LP tag on Offenders and Customers

Working Group: Product Protection Working Group (PPWG)
Zones of Influence: 1

InVue T1000 Hook Report

Customer, Offender, and Associate feedback, along with a 2 store test of an anti-sweep peg technology

Working Group: Product Protection Working Group (PPWG)
Zones of Influence: 1

Southern Imperial Source Strapping R&D Phase I

Associate feedback and a Time & Motion analysis of source strapping with Turtle Tag

Working Group: Product Protection Working Group (PPWG)
Zones of Influence: 1

Sekura Box Grip Time and Motion Study

Customer, Offender, and Associate feedback of Box Grip, with Associate Time and Motion analysis

Working Group: Product Protection Working Group (PPWG)
Zones of Influence: 1

PPWG Top Loss Items and Protection Methods

A benchmarking study of top loss items, how they're protected, and future research on how to better protect them

Working Group: Product Protection Working Group (PPWG)
Zones of Influence: 1

EAS Offender Detacher Report: Magnet, IR, Mechanical, and Multi

Analysis on how the ease of attaining detachers for tag types affects the offender community and rate of defeat

Working Group: Product Protection Working Group (PPWG)
Zones of Influence: 1

PPWG Solution Innovation Program R&D

Using the top loss benchmarking study to relaunch the Solution Innovation Program, designing new solutions based on retailer feedback

Working Group: Product Protection Working Group (PPWG)
Zones of Influence: 1

Protective Tag Test R&D

Testing the efficacy of a new LP tag solution

Working Group: Product Protection Working Group (PPWG)
Zones of Influence: 1

EAS Source Tagging R&D

A report outlining the LP implications of source tagging

Innovation Chain: Product Protection Working Group (PPWG)
Zones of Influence: 1

Tyco RFID Innovation Chain Program & Report

Making sense of existing RFID pilot data, creating a roadmap of technologies, and furnishing an LP Use Case RFID document to facilitate adoption

Working Group: RFID Innovation Chain (RFIDiC)
Zones of Influence: 1

DiSA Benefit Denial POSA 3S R&D Program Phase III

Facilitating a Summit on Point of Sale Activation, research the rollout process of PoSA in a new retail format: Offender, Customer, Associate feedback

Working Group: Product Protection Working Group (PPWG)
Zones of Influence: 2

Effect of Brand-Matching Persuasive Signage Project

Customer and Offender feedback on several versions of light-hearted signage, meant to appeal to potential offender's sense of guilt rather than fear

Working Group: Product Protection Working Group (PPWG)
Zones of Influence: 2

Future Store Concept for AP R&D

Working with Design professors to infuse LP wins into future store designs

Working Group: LP Innovation Working Group (LPIWG)
Zones of Influence: 3

InVue IR Ecosystem R&D Program

Offender, Customer, and Associate feedback on a key system that enables any associate in-store to unlock any case, wrap keeper box, peg hook, or fixture. Sales and other performance metrics in a small sample of stores

Innovation Chain: RFID Innovation Chain (RFIDiC)
Zones of Influence: 3

 

ePVM Motion Analytics StoreLab Project

Testing the deterrence value of a new PVM solution

Working Group: LP Innovation Working Group(LPIWG)
Zones of Influence: 3

 

RFID iChain Technology/Use Case Retailer Survey

Building an RFID in LP document mapping out RFID, discussing the academic and practitioner literature of whats been done in retail with RFID thus far, and pinpointing areas where additional research is needed on RFID for LP

Innovation Chain: RFID Innovation Chain (RFIDiC)
Zones of Influence: 3

Rocateq Containment and COP R&D

Testing the impact of Push Out Prevention cart technology on offender deterrence and recovered goods from thwarted events

Working Group: Product Protection Working Group (PPWG)
Zones of Influence: 4

 

Self Checkout Offender Interview Project

Offender-based insights into the impact of some POS technologies on shoplifting at self-checkouts

Working Group: LP Innovation Working Group (LPIWG)
Zones of Influence: 4

Effective Labelling of Non-Obvious Deterrents

Based on aesthetics alone, some LP technologies' purpose, stopping theft, isn't obvious. R&D on labelling a technology that may not be perceived to be an LP deterrent as such

Working Group: LP Innovation Working Group (LPIWG)
Zones of Influence: 4

DiSA Benefit Denial POSA 3S R&D Program Phase IV

A full analysis 1 year later of a nationwide rollout of PoSA technology: Impact on sales, fraudulent returns, offender community

Working Group: Product Protection Working Group (PPWG)
Zones of Influence: 5

Alto Offender Perspective R&D

Offender-based insights into the impact of the Alliance strategy to deter recidivist offenders from committing theft at stores.

Working Group: Violent Crime Working Group (VCWG)
Zones of Influence: 5

EDI in Transport Project

How can EDI be used to improve supply chain operations?

Working Group: Supply Chain Protection Working Group (SCPWG)
Zones of Influence: 5

Avery Dennison RFID Project

The return on investment (ROI) of using RFID tags at source for pharmaceuticals.

Working Group: Supply Chain Protection Working Group (SCPWG)
Zones of Influence: 5

Avery Dennison Anti-ORC Label R&D

Customer, Offender, and Associate feedback on Anti-ORC labels, along with a 10 store test

Working Group: ORC Working Group (ORCWG)
Zones of Influence: 1

Burglar Alarm Integration Project

In-store test of burglar alarm integration on loss

Working Group: LP Innovation Working Group (LPIWG)
Zones of Influence: 3

Gait Analysis/Biometric Analysis Project

Identifying how Gait can be used to identify crime.

Working Group: LP Innovation Working Group (LPIWG)
Zones of Influence: 3

Opioid Offender Interview ORC Project

Studying the relationship between the opioid crisis and organized retail crime (ORC) through in-depth offender interviews.

Working Group: ORC Working Group (ORCWG)
Zones of Influence: 5

ORC Trends Big-Data Analysis Project

Identifying temporal and geographic trends in ORC, as well as products most targeted by ORC.

Working Group: ORC Working Group (ORCWG)
Zones of Influence: 5

ORC Legislation Project

Using time-series analyses to identify the effect of new state ORC legislation on ORC activity by state.

Working Group: ORC Working Group (ORCWG)
Zones of Influence: 5

Felony Threshold Project

Using time-series analyses to identify the effect of higher felony thresholds on retail theft.

Working Group: ORC Working Group (ORCWG)
Zones of Influence: 5

Conceal and Carry Policy Project

Examine the effect of conceal and carry practices on instances of violence in the supply chain.

Working Group: Supply Chain Protection Working Group (SCPWG)
Zones of Influence: 5

EAS Tracking of Convicted Offenders R&D

Testing the effects of EAS tagging of convicted offenders in Seminole County, Florida.

Working Group: ORC Working Group (ORCWG)
Zones of Influence: 5

FaceFirst Facial Recognition Database R&D

Studying current retailer facial recognition database entry criteria and establishing standards to facilitate inter-retailer warning functionality

Working Group: LP Innovation Working Group (LPIWG)
Zones of Influence: 3

Robbery Deterrence R&D Program

Testing the impact of robbery deterrents such as time delay safes, signage, etc.

Working Group: Violent Crime Working Group (VCWG)
Zones of Influence: 3

CSI SelectaDNA PR/Deterrent Value Test

Measuring the Offender impact of DNA signage and solutions

Working Group: Violent Crime Working Group (VCWG)
Zones of Influence: 3

Perimeter Camera Project

Studying the effects of DC perimeter cam placement on loitering, fence cutting, and deviant driver behavior at depot

Working Group: Supply Chain Protection Working Group (SCPWG)
Zones of Influence: 4

LiveView Parking Lot Protection/Safe-Zone Extension R&D

Studying the effectiveness of the unit on customer's perception of safety during the day and at night

Working Group: Violent Crime Working Group (VCWG)
Zones of Influence: 4

Anti-Robbery iChain Tech/Mapping Retailer Survey

Working with several Crime Mapping entities to develop techniques in the Baltimore Area

Working Group: Violent Crime Working Group (VCWG)
Zones of Influence: 5

Workplace Violence Assessment Tool R&D

Assisting retailers to consider factors to provide suggestions when assessing workplace violence from a known individual.

Working Group: Violent Crime Working Group (VCWG)
Zones of Influence: 5

Violence Associated to Merchandise Theft Project

Exploring opportunities within the incidence reporting platform and best methods to descalte violence associated with merchandise theft from a trianing perspective.

Working Group: Violent Crime Working Group (VCWG)
Zones of Influence: 5

Cap Index Robbery Industry Survey Project

Industry survey to better understand, reduce, and prevent crime and optimize the safety and secuirty of employees and customers.

Working Group: Violent Crime Working Group (VCWG)
Zones of Influence: 5

Return Fraud Offender Interview Project

Exploring why offenders specifically target certain retail stores for fraudulent returns, how they circumvent store's return policy, and recommendation to mitigate fraudulently returns.

Working Group: Retail Fraud Working Group (RFWG)
Zones of Influence: 3

Merchandise Credit Benchmark Project

Studying the impact of merchandise credit on non-receipted returns and shrink

Working Group: Retail Fraud Working Group (RFWG)
Zones of Influence: 3

Gift card Activation Cost Benefit Analysis

Explore the existing control process in place to delay gift card redemption for dishonest customers.

Working Group: Retail Fraud Working Group (RFWG)
Zones of Influence: 3

Manufacturer Coupon Anti-Fraud Project

Exploring best practices to combat paper and digital counterfeit coupon fraud

Working Group: Retail Fraud Working Group (RFWG)
Zones of Influence: 3

Buy Online and Pickup in Store Best Practices R&D

Exploring the best practices available to mitigate buy online and pickup in store fraud

Working Group: Retail Fraud Working Group (RFWG)
Zones of Influence: 5

Impact of Return Fraud on Shortage Study

Studying the impact of return fraud on shortage

Working Group: Retail Fraud Working Group (RFWG)
Zones of Influence: 5

Fulfillment Fraud Project

Identify ways to limit fulfillment fraud in Supply Chain

Working Group: Supply Chain Protection Working Group (SCPWG)
Zones of Influence: 5

Return Loss Project

Using survey research to identify the relationship between return policies and return loss

Working Group: Supply Chain Protection Working Group (SCPWG)
Zones of Influence: 5

TEB Track Camera TJX Proposal

Testing the effect of Track Cameras in 2 US retailer distribution centers

Working Group: Supply Chain Protection Working Group (SCPWG)
Zones of Influence: 3

Smart Checkout Center Of Excellence Program

Building a C.O.E. to help retailers prepare for the LP consequences of self checkout, scan and go, and other checkout trends

Working Group: LP Innovation Working Group (LPIWG)
Zones of Influence: 3

Self-Checkout Training Delivery Method Study

Testing the effectiveness of various SCO training delivery methods/content

Working Group: LP Innovation Working Group (LPIWG)
Zones of Influence: 3

Cash Drawer Monitoring ROI Analysis

Time and motion study to identify return on investment (ROI) of APG SmartTill

Working Group: LP Innovation Working Group (LPIWG)
Zones of Influence: 3

Key System ROI Analysis

Measuring the ROI impact of a key system that doesn't require a full rekey when a single key is lost

Innovation Chain: RFID Innovation Chain (RFIDiC)
Zones of Influence: 3

AP LP Store Survey Metrics R&D

Identifying general capabilities and loss prevention procedures across Goodwill stores

Working Group: Data Analytics Working Group (DAWG)
Zones of Influence: 5

Benchmarking Partnerships with Retail Coalitions Project

Exploring the concept of the LPRC serving as the research arm of other retail coalitions, furnishing surveys and helping design studies

Working Group: Product Protection Working Group (PPWG)
Zones of Influence: 5

2018 Research Agenda

Click on the Working Group blocks to learn more about our planned projects for 2018

About the Zones of Influence:

LPRC identifies five unique areas of the retail environment, our Five Zones of Influence, in which potential criminals can be deterred.

  1. Asset
  2. Specific Section
  3. Entry & Interior
  4. Parking Lot
  5. Cyber, Neighborhood, Supply Chain

Working Groups/Innovation Chain:

  • PP - Product Protection Working Group
  • RFID - RFID Innovation Chain
  • VC - Violent Crime Working Group
  • SCP - Supply Chain Protection Working Group
  • ORC - Organized Retail Crime Working Group
  • RF - Retail Fraud Working Group
  • DA - Data Analytics Working Group