Largest home furnishing store in North America goes for ASSA ABLOY

Nebraska Furniture Mart’s massive new distribution center is fully outfitted with dock equipment, high speed doors and the innovative 4SIGHT logistics solution from ASSA ABLOY.

Customer

For 77 years, Nebraska Furniture Mart has been helping people achieve a better lifestyle through home furnishings.

Challenge

Nebraska Furniture Mart of Texas, opening in 2015, will be a vast, one-of-a-kind retail experience, including furniture, flooring, appliances and electronics.

The distribution center, more than 22 football fields in size, will offer a true, one-stop shop with in-stock product and same-day pickup. It expects to process 3,000 customer merchandise pick-ups daily and enable customers to pick up their merchandise within 10 minutes of a transaction. Nebraska Furniture Mart needed a proven technology partner to enable the logistics flow required across the operation.

Solution

Nebraska Furniture Mart has loading dock equipment at their Omaha, Nebraska location already, so when representatives demonstrated 4SIGHT’s ability to integrate all their dock equipment and fans while also providing the logistics and customer tracking benefits they needed in Texas, the answer was clear.

The new distribution center is equipped with Kelley dock levelers, trailer restraints, dock seals, HVLS fans, Dynaco brand high performance doors, and 4SIGHT Yard Management and Asset Track.

Additional facts about the project

  • 8-10 million visitors projected annually
  • 200 trailers in-bound; 250 delivery trucks out-bound per day
  • 72 camera customer pick-up system – 4SIGHT Asset Track