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Advisory Services Launched Responding to Global Challenges

March 28, 2022

Advisory Services Launched in Response to Global Supply Chain Challenges, Team of  Operational Professionals Representing 100+ Years of Experience

RALEIGH, N.C. (March 28, 2022) – Open Sky Group announces the addition of Advisory Services to its offerings, designed to help warehouse and transportation leaders lower costs, increase throughput and enhance revenues. The new offering is anchored by a team of operational professionals representing more than 100 years of supply chain experience across multiple verticals.

While Open Sky Group got its start over 15 years ago implementing warehouse management solutions, it’s since grown to expand capabilities into labor and transportation management, Managed Services, several of its own products, and now Advisory Services. This newest offering was created in response to clients wanting assistance handling pressures from ongoing supply disruptions, spiraling transportation expenses, constrained packaging availability, tight labor pools, and increasing consumer demands.

“Over the last decade, the average warehouse size has increased 143%,” said Open Sky Group VP of Advisory Services, Casey Winans. “Amid mounting labor pressures and an estimated 50% of warehouse pickers’ time consumed in travel on a daily basis, organizations must rethink their operational models.”

Approximately 2.1 billion online shoppers placed orders in 2021. As driver shortages persist and parcel rates increase, aligning processes with technologies to optimize material flow, lower cost, and improve service has become an industry-wide priority.

“Our clients face an ever-evolving and challenging set of circumstances in their supply chain, says Open Sky Group CRO, Chad Kramlich, “Advisory Services will help to get facilities operating optimally before any technology is applied, resulting in much more efficient and mature use of any systems that get added. “

Open Sky Group Advisory Services include:

  • Warehouse assessments focused on processes, metrics, technology, material flow, and ways to create new efficiencies
  • Transportation assessments centered on transportation workflow, freight payment, audit procedures, and track and trace
  • Business case development assisting with justifying improvements, mapping transformation, and targeting best use of assets for achieving strategic returns
  • Program and change management

 

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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.

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