LPP implemented an AI innovative solution to optimise the order picking

LPP, together with PSI Polska, a producer of software for industry, implemented an innovative solution to optimise the order picking path using Artificial Intelligence in the Fulfilment Centre-type warehouse belonging to the Polish clothing company.

LPP, the owner of Reserved, Cropp, House, Mohito and Sinsay brands, handling about 11 million orders a year, is one of the leaders of the e-commerce market in Poland and Europe.

The dynamic growth of online sales, also in connection with the Covid-19 epidemic, poses an increasing challenge to meet the growing demand of customers for online shopping. Last year, the share of online sales in LPP operations was 12%.

However, the pandemic has significantly changed the balance of power between the traditional and online channels. 

The AI solution allows to generate lists of products needed to complete an order in real time, determine the shortest path and propose optimum use of resources, including equipment, trolleys and time of warehouse employees.

This is done, among other things, through the use of the so-called genetic algorithm, which, through the application of evolutionary operators (such as crossing and mutations), allows to create an optimum picking list.