Asda has turned to shrink-management-as-a-service to achieve enhanced shrink visibility with real-time intelligence in the cloud
The supermarket chain is using Tyco
Retail Solutions’ Sensormatic shrink-management-as-a-service (SMaaS)to deliver Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) and loss prevention systems for all 642 Asda stores in the UK.
For the first time, a UK retailer has a fully connected estate and a browser-based, real-time view of its entire shrink management ecosystem, enabling increased reliability and performance of EAS systems for a new generation of innovative loss prevention.
Sensormatic SMaaS is a Google Cloud-based service that provides both device management and predictive analytics to manage shrink while addressing underlying root causes.
It helps makes sense of the data enabling retailers to identify problems earlier and make better business decisions.
The SMaaS implementation with Asda
is part of a wider five-year strategy that one of Britain’s leading retailers is carrying out with Tyco Retail Solutions to refresh its EAS solutions and tagging eco-system, as well as drive meaningful alarm action at the store level.
Using SMaaS, Asda’s loss prevention professionals receive real-time, exception-based, automatic notifications to help identify serious issues that need immediate attention.
By taking preventative measures, Asda can begin to streamline operations and help ensure their investments are futureproofed, through initiatives focusing on centralised management processes, optimising store labour and possible training gaps.
“Building upon our EAS foundation, we now have new insights and centralised management which provide efficiencies with our EAS equipment, allowing us to refocus our efforts and more proactively manage our estate in real-time across 642 stores. The true benefit will be realised when we can act predictively to support our stores with this new level of visibility SMaaS delivers,” said Andrew Rees, senior manager, Asset Protection, Asda.