December 22, 2016
Nebraska Furniture Mart (NFM)-Texas customers kicked off this week with The Colony (Dallas) store’s “Last Minute Monday” event to help close out the massive home furnishing retailer’s second holiday shopping season since opening in 2015.
All of us at 4SIGHT Logistics Solution are grateful for the opportunity to play such an important role in NFM-Texas’ success to date; 2017 will usher in the store’s second full year in business.
In fact, we’re so thankful, we decided to write not just one story about our 4SIGHT and other Entrematic product applications at NFM-Texas, but an entire multi-part case study series.
Five segments . . . real-world solutions
You see, the 4SIGHT application is so big—well, not quite as big as NFM-Texas’ sprawling 1.3 million square feet warehouse/distribution center (DC)—but it is big enough to divide into five, easy-to-digest case study segments.
In the first case study—Integrated 4SIGHT™ System at Nebraska Furniture Mart–Texas Ensures Highly Efficient Yard, Dock & Gate Operations (and more)—we provide a high level overview of the 4SIGHT/NFM-Texas project, which also includes a look at the application’s software approach, use of Serco® integrated dock equipment, the unique NFM-Texas customer pick-up area, as well as the warehouse/DC’s 98 strategically located high speed low volume (HVLS) fans from Entrematic Fans.
The other four case studies then cover more detail and perspectives on each of those topic areas. For example, the second case study in our series, 4SIGHT™ Software: The Powerful Intelligence Behind a Lean, Productive Distribution Center Dock and Yard, goes behind the scenes to examine how the 4SIGHT software solution is helping NFM-Texas effectively manage as high as 65 inbound trucks and trailers a day at six four-door receiving pods.
The final three case studies on the 4SIGHT/NFM-Texas application will be published soon—the third of which features how integrated Serco® Vertical Storing Dock Levelers contribute to a high level of trailer unloading productivity as well as a profile on how DYNACO high performance roll up doors help keep store personnel and customers safe.
A special note of thanks and Holiday Best Wishes!
The 4SIGHT team would like to thank Pat Evers, Process Improvement Supervisor at NFM-Texas, for participating in our case study series interviews.
Pat’s insights and comments throughout all five case studies demonstrate the true passion he has for his job and responsibilities at NFM-Texas. They also speak well of the trust he and his team have placed in the 4SIGHT system as well as all of the Serco equipment and Entrematic Fans products operating in his facility.
We hope you enjoy our 4SIGHT/NFM-Texas case study series. Most importantly, you’ll learn more about how 4SIGHT can make your own warehouse or DC yard/dock operation more productive and efficient.
From all of us at 4SIGHT Logistics Solution, we wish you and yours a very enjoyable and bright Christmas holiday season as well as a Happy New Year 2017!