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By Darcy Reeves, March 23, 2021

Open Sky Group’s Jason Yantiss Named Among Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s 2021 Pros to Know

Proactive Approach During Pandemic, International Service Leadership and Philanthropic Efforts Highlight His Achievements

RALEIGH, N.C. (March 23, 2021) – Open Sky Group, global specialists in the Blue Yonder supply chain platform, proudly announces its own Jason Yantiss, vice president of client services, as one of Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s 2021 Pros to Know. The award recognizes outstanding executives whose accomplishments offer a roadmap for other leaders looking to leverage supply chain for competitive advantage.

Jason oversees implementation and integration projects for Open Sky Group clients. He recently helped a Japan-based tool manufacturer integrate a weights and dimensions solution with their ERP system to downstream WMS applications and worked with a dairy manufacturer during the initial stages of the pandemic to convert a heavily modified legacy WMS to a new Tier 1 WMS for increased efficiency.

Jason has been implementing supply chain execution systems for more than 25 years. He has seen the industry evolve, from AS400 systems and dot matrix printers to modern transportation, warehouse, and labor management systems equipped with voice, RF, machine learning, and predictive analytics capabilities. He recently leveraged that experience leading a team in refining processes and WMS software implementations at a large North Carolina university, helping contribute to in-classroom and laboratory curriculum useful for training future supply chain executives.

“Jason enriches our ability to drive customer satisfaction through a better understanding of best practices and workforce skills improvement,” said Chad Kramlich, CRO for Open Sky Group. “Our people are able to leverage advancements in supply chain technology across our client base, because of leaders like Jason, who share their knowledge and empower our workforce for tomorrow.”

As an avid community leader and frequent volunteer, Jason serves as president of his local school board. He is also a veteran Army Reservist and founder of Waldron Will, a non-profit organization that helps local children and families in need.

“I’m honored to be named. It’s humbling to be listed among so many accomplished professionals as a Pro to Know,” Jason said.

This year’s Pros to Know list includes individuals and teams from software and service providers, consultancies and academia, trucking and transportation firms, professional development agencies, sourcing, and procurement divisions, and more, all who have helped supply chain clients and the supply chain community at large prepare to meet many of today’s—and tomorrow’s—challenges.

For more information about Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s 2021 Pros to Know, please visit https://www.sdcexec.com/.

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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

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.