By Darcy Reeves, March 31, 2020
Jeremy Hudson Named to the 2020 Food Logistics Champions: Rock Stars of the Supply Chain
Open Sky Group Director, Client Services Named a Champion for extensive food and beverage industry experience
Open Sky Group is pleased to announce that Food Logistics has named Jeremy Hudson, Director, Client Services, to its 2020 Food Logistics Champion: Rock Stars of the Supply Chain award.
Open Sky Group, global Blue Yonder specialists, implements and upgrades warehouse, labor, and transportation management software and has helped over twenty food and beverage clients with warehouse and labor management optimization projects in a variety of facility environments, including cold storage. Hudson was recognized for his expertise in optimizing distribution processes for many food and beverage companies.
As Director of Client Services, Jeremy was part of ten successful warehouse and labor management solution go-lives in 2019 alone. Some of his work with food and beverage clients includes applying engineered labor standards to produce significant workforce savings; using mobile capabilities to better manage the workforce and provide enhanced coaching capabilities and systematic automation of incentive algorithms; and occasionally designing versatile allocation, picking, and staging approaches that allow for adaptability to various order sizes. Jeremy’s projects demand consideration of advance lot, date rotation, and shelf life requirements and frequently involve automation including palletization, sortation, ASRS, and pallet shuttling.
“There are so many challenges facing the food industry today – from safety and security to compliance and regulations and product quality and shelf life, says Jeremy Hudson, Director, Client Services, Open Sky Group. “The companies that embrace technology and dedicate the people, time, and dollars it requires to truly understand and use it well, will find that they are the ones who grow and thrive. It’s not a one-time “set it and forget it” proposition – the successful companies know this and commit.”
“Jeremy embodies ‘Rock Star’ in my mind,” says Curt Sardeson, CEO of Open Sky Group. “He came to us with a deep labor software background and within two years had mastered warehouse management and was running multiple implementation projects at once. Jeremy puts his full energy, which is considerable, behind everything he does and deeply understands the challenges our food and beverage customers face every day.”
2020 Food Logistics Champion: Rock Stars of the Supply Chain recognizes influential individuals in our industry whose achievements, hard work, and vision have shaped and attained milestones in safety, efficiency, productivity, and innovation through the global food supply chain.
“The 2020 Food Logistics Champions: Rock Stars of the Supply Chain showcases the true rock stars of the industry, those that go the extra mile, so to speak, to ensure their company’s supply chains are being operated in an efficient, safe, and transparent manner,” says Marina Mayer, editor-in-chief of Food Logistics. “These professionals are a true example as to why today’s food and beverage supply chains are in a position to curtail tomorrow’s consumers’ demands, and why today’s youth should consider the supply chain and logistics industry as a possible path of employment.”
Recipients of this year’s 2020 Food Logistics Champions: Rock Stars of the Supply Chain award will be profiled in the March and April 2020 issues of Food Logistics, as well as online.
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