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18 Client WMS and Labor Software Go-Lives Launch in 15 Weeks

Open Sky Group Launches 18 Client Warehouse and Labor Management Software Go-Lives in 15 Weeks

The numbers illustrate Open Sky Group’s ability to bring distribution centers live using disciplined agility and no modifications approach

RALEIGH, N.C. (October 1, 2019) – Open Sky Group is proud to announce that it has deployed eighteen go-lives of JDA Warehouse Management and JDA Warehouse Labor Management across fifteen weeks for its clients. This record number is a testament to Open Sky Group’s ability to bring a distribution center live with minimal issues. The go-lives were conducted in the typical time frame for an Open Sky Group implementation (three to five months) using Open Sky Group’s methodology of disciplined agility and no-modifications approach that shortens implementation timelines, decreases costs, and speeds time to value for clients. The go-lives span multiple industries including automotive, food and beverage, grocery, third party logistics, retail, and consumer goods. The client companies range in size from small to medium-sized, privately-held companies to multi-national, billion-dollar companies.

TVS Supply Chain Solutions North America (TVS), a leading third-party logistics provider and an Open Sky Group client since 2018, was one of the 18 go-lives completed in 15 weeks. Daniel White, Director of IT for TVS, says, “We’ve got six facilities across the US and we’re about mid-way through our WMS implementation project. We needed a strong partner and chose Open Sky Group because of their agility, expertise and deep experience implementing and integrating JDA Warehouse Management using their strong methodology and no modifications approach that protects our future upgrade path. We chose JDA Warehouse Management because we wanted the capabilities and the benefits of a forward-thinking company behind the platform.”

“While the go-lives were of the typical time frame for us, it’s an incredible illustration of how our process leads to minimal go-live issues. We place a strong emphasis on testing and conducting mock-go-lives, two crucial pieces that ensure smoother deployments. If we had any projects in trouble, it could have demanded we add more resources to resolve issues – and we wouldn’t have been able to deploy so many in fifteen weeks,” says Chad Kramlich, CRO of Open Sky Group. “We’ve developed and refined this agile implementation approach through over 700 successful implementations. These are the kinds of statistics that we achieve with our strong, experienced teams and clients that are committed to project success.”

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ABOUT TVS SUPPLY CHAIN SOLUTIONS NORTH AMERICA
TVS Supply Chain Solutions North America provides pivotal solutions that defy the traditional approach to supply chain. From contract logistics to last mile to transportation services, TVS delivers innovative solutions that are scalable for the complexities of tomorrow.

ABOUT OPEN SKY GROUP
Open Sky Group is a global specialist offering services for WMS, Labor, and TMS software upgrades and implementations. A gold implementation partner and reseller of the JDA supply chain platform for Warehouse Management (WMS), Warehouse Labor Management (WLM), and Transportation Management (TMS) software, Open Sky Group strives every day to be the best consulting partner on the planet for supply chain solutions.

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Jeremy Hudson

Vice President of Client Services

Jeremy’s focus is on the products and services clients need to stay competitive. Open Sky Group’s mission is to deliver technology-enabled solutions that allow our customers to achieve more while having the flexibility to adapt to change. Jeremy lives the core values and mission by bringing the best experience possible to our clients. He is an essential member of implementation teams, working alongside clients, and encouraging them to use innovation and best practices instead of customizations for success.

Jason Yantiss

Vice President of Client Services

Jason provides leadership to a variety of teams focused on implementation and integration. With 27+ years of experience holding operational and technical management roles in transportation, billing, and warehousing across a vast array of industry verticals, Jason is adept at driving multiple complex projects, understanding customer needs at all levels of the operation and providing viable solutions. Jason’s resume of 150+ implementation projects include Warehouse, Labor, Transportation, Yard Management and multiple AR/AP Freight Pay and Customer Billing systems. 

Eric McPherson

Vice President of Client Services

Mac works to oversee implementation and integration projects. A former Marine officer and military police officer, he brings over 27 years of supply chain experience, including 11 years at Blue Yonder in both delivery and service sales. Mac is a dedicated, team-oriented professional with a background in business management, professional services, customer service, and supply chain technology. His specialties include sales support, supply chain execution systems, project management, fulfillment operations, distribution operations, and GSA contracts.

Shannon Caflisch

Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Shannon is responsible for the strategy and management of all sales, business development, and marketing programs. With over 25 years of sales experience and 15 years focused in the supply chain space, Shannon focuses on building strong relationships with clients and partners and strives to deliver the right software solutions to help conquer supply chain challenges. Shannon believes in learning by listening to understand clients’ goals, struggles, and what is important to their business to build lasting, successful relationships.

Alan Prillaman

Senior Vice President of Client Services

As Senior VP of Client Services, Alan oversees all consulting services and account management at Open Sky Group. Possessing over 30 years of combined industry and consulting experience, Alan leverages his unique background in IT, logistics, quality management systems, manufacturing and distribution operations, and facility and strategic account management to provide clients with creative resolutions to complex challenges. His core philosophy and passion are to deliver tangible value for and establish long-term trusted partnerships with our clients.

Mike Noble

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As Senior Vice President of Technology, Mike leads Open Sky Group’s Managed Services, Software Services, Infrastructure Services, and Information Technology teams bringing 35+ years of experience in Supply Chain Execution and Information Technology. Mike and his teams ensure we maintain the highest levels of customer service in a secure and reliable environment, constantly reviewing and evaluating new technologies, their appropriateness and applicability so we can safely and securely transact our own business – and help our clients accomplish the same.

Chad Kramlich

CEO

Joining Open Sky Group in 2015, Chad, served as Chief Revenue Officer for three years prior to his appointment to CEO in 2022. With over 25 years of experience delivering results for high-growth software and consulting organizations, Chad is leveraging his background in building efficient and effective implementation teams, establishing high-impact services operations, achieving revenue growth, and deepening executive-level client relations to help propel Open Sky Group into a very successful future.

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