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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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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

Senior Vice President of Technology

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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