JARD has a complete understanding of stock threats and risks within the supply chain, as well as experience in implementing international processes and standards (i.e. ISO 28001 and TAPA). We provide real-world solutions and management tools that help our clients to prevent loss throughout the supply chain.
Our Supply Chain Security Services includes:
• Conducting comprehensive threat and risk assessments of supply chains across the Middle East resulting in better understanding of vulnerabilities and potential impact of disruptive incidents.
• Conducting screening of local partners, vendors and suppliers resulting in a better understanding of capabilities, competencies and compliance with expected standards.
• Conducting supplier and vendor audits providing greater insight into compliance to standards and service level agreements.
• Security packaging, systems and procedures to avoid and detect tampering of containers and inventory starting from the point of origin.
• Validating the integrity of shipments on arrival and investigation of tampering and discrepancies.
• Developing and implementing industry best practices such as ISO 28001 (Supply Chain Security), Transported Asset protection Association (TAPA) or Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-PAT).
We offer an independent inventory counting and validation service at every point of the supply chain. In this way, our clients can identify problems in their supply chain and adjust their systems. Our systems enable us to count your inventory up to 35% faster, and provide accurate, real-time reporting. Our inventory counting and validation service can be modified to suit the needs of each of our individual clients, whether they require an outsourced, on-site service, or a dedicated in-house team.
JARD independently validates the quantity and quality of inventory as it moves through the supply chain.
Whether taking delivery at the port, receiving or dispatch at the warehouse, whilst in-transit or when receiving it at the store. Discrepancies and damage are isolated and dealt with at the source, improving your claims process whilst eliminating discrepancies and damages that would potentially be transferred into a store. We can supply permanent on-site monitoring specialist or outsource services on a project basis.
JARD can oversee compliance in standard inventory destruction procedures.
Our understanding of government and legislative requirements and authorities throughout Middle East enables us to manage, oversee and administrate inventory destruction. We supply all the necessary paperwork and validate procedures from physical monitoring to legal and account reporting.
Accuracy of item master data is critical to an efficient supply chain, particularly when it comes to volumetric and weight data.
Over-loading of vehicles has always been a concern and new regulations implemented by SOLAS make accurate weight data even more critical, while trying to optimise vehicle utilisation with accurate volumetric data. JARD's team of inventory specialists ca catalogue your stock, ensuring that all iem master data is accurate, enhancing operational efficiency and reducing risk.
Good inventory management and processes are the key to ongoing business and favourable stock-supply.
We can assess your inventory measures and provide customised standard operating procedures that suit your unique company, and stock needs. Our quality assurance and administration specialist are experienced in tracking performanace, and helping our clients develop effective inventory management tools.
JARD provides an independent inventory ticketing and tagging service
and has the expertise to advise clients on how best to tag and label products to avoid shrinkage that is associated to label switching, counterfeit labels and lost tags. We can also advise and assist clients in relation to price adjustments and expiration date marking.
Shrinkage can only be accurately calculated after conducting a physical count of the inventory contained in a warehouse and / or store at a given time.
In many instances, due to the disruption that this causes, physical counts are usually conducted overnight and only once annually to satisfy financial accounting principles. Consequently, the true impact of shrinkage only becomes evident after many months of trading thus making it difficult to identify the underlying cause of discrepancies.
We use the purpose developed “Dart” scanners and software that enables stores to count inventory with a greater degree of accuracy and up to 35% quicker than was normally possible. Inventory counts can also be conducted across multiple stores simultaneously. The powerful dash boarding functionality allows Management to compare the performance of each country, region, store and employee whilst also providing visibility of compensating variances and other inventory discrepancies or anomalies across a portfolio. These insights enable management to hone in on best practice and identify specific areas for improvement.
With such improvements in efficiencies and performance, Retailers can conduct inventory counts more frequently which in-turn provides the opportunity to identify, isolate and respond to the root causes of inventory discrepancies quicker whilst also reducing the disruption, time and cost normally associated with inventory counts.
The fully outsourced model is relevant where you have resource constraints or where there is a requirements for total independence in the count. Our dedicated and skilled inventory count team will ensure your store is prepared, physically counted, audit and validate variances as per your organisation’s internal count policy.
An on-demand rental model allows you to rent what you need, when you need it. With Self-scan, you utilize your most trusted asset - your people - in the inventory process. As a result you realize significantly greater accuracy, more control and less investment in time - all contributing to real cost savings
The hybrid model is the best of both solutions and provides an alternative that allows you to quickly scale the number of skilled people or scanners that you have at your disposal and that also provides the benefits of an independent audit and validation of count results.
JARD specialises in loss prevention and identifying shrinkage within your inventory. We create full-service plans, schedules and checking-mechanisms that are suited to the business needs and systems of every individual client. We build solid, long-term strategies for our clients that prevent loss and save them money.
We conduct a comprehensive threat and risk assessment of the supply chain, specific locations and the efficacy of processes, systems and internal controls.
This identifies any vulnerabilities that might exist and measures the gap between the actual state and best practices. We work with our clients to ensure that the recommendations for improvement are fit-for-purpose and that planning and implementations take cognisance of the organisational constraints and operational needs.
Regular, and detailed in-store audits can radically reduce shrinkage over that long term,
and highlight problem areas at their source. JARD provides a store audit system that reports accurate information, and includes a reliable Loss Prevention plan. We customise our programmes to suit the needs of individual retailers.
JARD provides web-based software that can monitor and track Point of Sales activities across all your retail chains.
Our software tools can supply various types of data and report on any number of pre-set inventory and sales incidents. The user-friendly dashboard display can deliver alerts of certain activities, helping retailers to identify exceptions in regular business flow. JARD Also maintains a consulting team of experienced investigators, who are knowledgeable in Exceptions Based Reporting, helping our clients to develop the most effective reporting frameworks.
We work with our clients to craft a "Shrinkage Charter" which broadly defines the shrinkage valuation methodology, Key performance indicators, benchmarks, and resources required to mitigate shrinkage.
The Shrinkage Charter serves to demostrate senior management's commitment to mitigate shrinkage across the supply chain. The output of the Threat & Risk Assesment combined with the Shrinkage Charter is used to development a sustainable Shrinkage Mitigation Strategy that has specific, measurable actions. These actions are time bound and aer tracked using our proprietary LP Dashboard.
Regulations across the Middle East are increasingly requiring Retailers to install CCTV Systems.
In many instances the true value of the information that is captured to these systems is not unlocked as this footage is often only referred to when resolving specific customer complaints.
JARD can advise clients how to best design and monitor these systems so that they deliver a tangible return on investment whilst proving invaluable insight into customer and staff behaviours.
JARD also has the capability to enhance, organise and display existing video footage so that key events are highlighted in a logical sequence so that this may be presented as evidence to management at internal disciplinary proceedings or to Law Enforcement Officers when lodging criminal charges.
JARDC"b,b"S shrinkage mitigation programme will highlight those stores that deviate from the expected shrinkage or audit results.
We would work with the client to develop store specific stock loss action plans which ensure that a higher level of focus is placed on particular processes or high-loss merchandise. Countermeasures would include increased visitation of these stores, refresher training and employee screening where appropriate.
A core component of the Shrinkage Mitigation Strategy is the communications and awareness programme
as this ensures that all stakeholders understand their specific contribution and the importance thereof in achieving the intended objectives. These programmes by their very nature need to be routinely refreshed so that they stay relevant and continue to maintain interest.
JARD understands the dynamic of the workforce in the Middle East and we have developed a number of communications campaigns that can be customised to address key issues affecting your organisation so that these are relevant, relatable and easy to understand using various media in numerous languages.
JARD consults on effective incident management systems, including standard operating procedures in the event of an incident, and appropriate response systems.
We assist our clients in meeting their risk-performance and incident management requirements with the use of accurate information, and intelligent software.
JARD provides a range of training modules in various settings, depending on the requirements of our clients. We offer classroom, on-the-job, and e-Learning training for Management, Store Sales Staff, Supply Chain, and Loss Prevention Teams.
Training topics include the following