Mendota Heights, MN — Manna Freight Systems Vice President of Sales, Mark Fierek and Chief Operations Officer Chuck Martin are participating in the Furniture Today Logistics Symposium on June 12 and 13. The symposium features a number of logistics practitioners in furniture and home delivery. Also moderating the discussion will be journalists from Furniture Today focusing on topics including speed to market, home delivery as a contributor to overall customer satisfaction and the impact of eCommerce on retail logistics. Fierek is the current Chairman of the Specialized Furniture Carriers Association.
The American Home Furnishings Alliance is a cosponsor of the event that is being held at High Point University in High Point, North Carolina. The symposium covers the spectrum of the supply chain, from the ocean to the living room.
About Manna Freight Systems
Manna Freight Systems is a privately held logistics management company based in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area and operates three home delivery brands, including Manna Distribution Services, Orion Air Ride, and Last Mile Home. These brands have years of experience in retail and eCommerce product logistics particularly among large consumer products such as furniture, consumer electronics, mattresses, and fitness equipment. They have developed best practices for distribution centers after opening 7 permanent distribution centers in the last three years and more than a dozen temporary ones to meet the needs of retailers’ project based initiatives. Lastly, high-speed and white-glove delivery are major capabilities they offer the market in bedding, case goods, and other large consumer products. Representatives of these brands participate on the Specialized Furniture Carriers group, a division of the American Home Furnishings Alliance.
About Orion Air Ride
Orion Air Ride specializes in VIP handling of all types of furniture. VIP handling includes white glove services, installation, and packaging removal. Each piece is handled by hand, not with forklifts, and is inspected and deluxed prior to final movement to the consumer. While it takes slightly longer, Orion Air Ride blanket wraps each piece for its final trip from distribution center to consumer’s home.