Herman Miller, Inc. engages in the provision of furnishings and related technologies and services. It operates through the following segments: North American Furniture Solutions, ELA Furniture Solutions, Specialty, Consumer, and Corporate. The North American Furniture Solutions segment involves in the design, manufacture, and sale of furniture products for work-related settings such as office, education, and healthcare environments. The ELA Furniture Solutions segment consists of design, manufacture, and sale of furniture products primarily for work-related settings, throughout Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and Asia-Pacific. The Specialty segment includes the design, manufacture, and sale of high-craft furniture products and textiles including Geiger wood products, Maharam textiles, and Herman Miller Collection. The Consumer segment focuses on the sale of modern design furnishings and accessories to third party retail distributors, direct to consumer sales through e-commerce, direct mailing catalogs, and DWR retail studios. The Corporate segment comprises of unallocated corporate expenses including acquisition-related costs and unallocated corporate costs. The company was founded by Dirk Jan de Pree in 1905 and is headquartered in Zeeland, MI.
Consolidated net trade orders for fiscal 2019 totaled $2,614.9 million compared to $2,408.2 million in fiscal 2018, an increase of 8.6 percent. On an organic basis, which excludes the impact of the adoption of ASC 606, as well as foreign currency translation and dealer divestitures, orders increased by 7.7 percent from last fiscal year. The impact of the adoption of ASC 606 increased orders by $35.7 million in the current year and changes in foreign currency for the fiscal year increased orders by approximately $13.7 million as compared to the prior year. Dealer divestitures had a $2.2 million unfavorable impact on current year orders.
The Company's backlog of unfilled orders at the end of fiscal 2019 totaled $394.2 million, a 12.4 percent increase from the fiscal 2018 ending backlog of $350.7 million.
(1) Non-GAAP measurements; see accompanying reconciliations and explanations.