Checkpoint Systems and LPP will be presenting the deployment of a large-scale RFID programme which improved merchandise availability, operational efficiency and the consumer experience.
With more than 200 million items sold each year, LPP has created the biggest apparel manufacturing / retail company in Central and Eastern Europe. The socially responsible Polish family company was looking for a solution that would improve operational efficiency across its estate, while enhancing inventory visibility for its five high fashion retail brands: Reserved, Cropp, House, Mohito and Sinsay.
Checkpoint already supplies Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) technology to LPP and the new RFID @Source programme enables items to arrive in-store, shelf-ready, reducing the time store employees spend checking deliveries and enhancing inventory accuracy. It demonstrates Checkpoint’s ability to offer both EAS and RFID technology simultaneously to meet the needs of the Polish retailer.
Introducing RFID technology enables LPP to increase profitability through improved efficiencies and to improve the identification of single items in the supply chain, while also transforming product visibility and availability in store.
Checkpoint works with LPP’s suppliers to ensure Hard and Soft RFID tags are applied at source, during garment manufacture. To further improve the supply chain process, the retailer has also placed RFID tunnels in its distribution centres. These allow accurate checks on incoming and outgoing goods, with the latter ensuring the required merchandise is shipped to the correct store.
The implementation of RFID is a crucial breakpoint in LPP activity. It’s a challenge which LPP wants to meet effectively as in their opinion RFID is a technology of the future. The process is not easy since it requires huge organizational changes however, LPP believes that this technology is worth the efforts.
LPP SA is one of the fastest growing fashion-tech clothing retailers in the region of Central and Eastern Europe and the leading fashion-tech company in that region. For over 25 years, the Company has consistently carried out its operations in Poland and abroad, being successful on the demanding clothing market. LPP SA manages five fashion brands: Reserved, Cropp, House, Mohito and Sinsay. The company has a chain of 1,700 stores with the total area of over 1 million sqm and operates online stores in 11 European countries. LPP employs over 25 thousand people in its offices and sales structures in Poland, Europe, Asia, and Africa. LPP SA is listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange in the WIG20 index and belongs to the prestigious MSCI Poland index. Also, LPP has a remarkably strong unit of over 350 IT specialists and experts for developing own tech-solutions.
About Checkpoint Systems:
Checkpoint Systems is the only vertically integrated RF/RFID solution provider for retail. With consumer demands accelerating at an extraordinary rate driven by technology, Checkpoint delivers intelligent solutions – bringing clarity and efficiency into the retail environment anytime, anywhere. Through a unique offering of software, hardware, labels, tags and connected cloud-based solutions, Checkpoint optimizes retail operations and efficiencies with real-time intuitive data delivered throughout the supply chain and in-store resulting in improved profitability and an enriched consumer experience. Checkpoint's intelligent retail solutions are built upon 50 years of radio frequency technology expertise, innovative high-theft and loss prevention solutions, market-leading software, RFID hardware and comprehensive labeling capabilities to brand, secure and track merchandise from source to shelf.