Long time furniture industry expert Brin Perryman spent a good deal of time with manufacturers and retailers at the Spring 2018 High Point Market. Perryman is a sales representative for all three Manna Freight Systems brands, Orion Air Ride, Last Mile Home, and Manna Distribution Services. Logistics continues to be an increasingly popular topic for the furniture industry. As margins get tighter, manufacturers and retailers are looking for efficiencies in shipping to find more profit.
Those efficiencies may take the form of using a regional distribution center to reduce time of the final mile delivery, implementing better packaging to reduce damage, or providing premium white glove delivery including installation. Furniture logistics is getting more complex and impacting more of the customer experience which is why furniture decision makers are spending more time talking about it a High Point Market. In this video Perryman gives you his take on those conversations at market.