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Awarded 2018 JDA Selling Partner of the Year, North America

2018 JDA Selling Partner of the Year, Open Sky Group, recognized for innovation, reliability and success in JDA Software implementations

RALEIGH, N.C. (February 27, 2018) – Open Sky Group is pleased to announce its award of 2018 Selling Partner of the Year, North America from JDA Software. Open Sky Group, a gold implementation partner and reseller of JDA Warehouse Management, JDA Warehouse Labor Management, JDA Workforce Management and JDA Transportation Management has earned this distinction three times. Open Sky Group was further recognized by JDA as a Finalist for the award of 2018 Consulting Partner of the Year, APAC, based on the global work of its joint venture, Open Sky Group Pty. Ltd., founded in partnership with Australian-based FourPL.

“Open Sky Group has dedicated, responsible leadership focused on bringing the best possible solution to clients,” said Alex Price, Global Alliances, Partnerships and Technology Ecosystem Strategy for JDA. “They are truly adept at working with complex operations and applying their proprietary rapid implementation methodology. Open Sky Group is a top partner and we’re proud to work closely with them and their customers to bring JDA solutions to the marketplace.”

Selling and Consulting Partner of the Year are part of JDA’s Partner Leadership Awards where companies like Open Sky Group are recognized for their collaboration with JDA in transforming customers’ businesses and positively impacting the bottom line with JDA’s industry-leading supply chain solutions portfolio.

2018 JDA Selling Partner of the Year Open Sky Group

“We’re excited to have won this award from JDA for top-selling partner in North America for the third time,” said Chad Kramlich, COO of Open Sky Group. “We’re proud of our employees and how hard everyone has worked on behalf of our clients to bring deep product knowledge and experience in support of rapid implementations and upgrades using our disciplined agility methodology. JDA has been a strong partner; we’re excited about their direction and the solutions they’re bringing to the marketplace that will translate to greater returns and profitability for our clients.”

“It’s amazing to think that we were a finalist for Top Consulting Partner in APAC after only our first full year in business with our joint venture between FourPL and Open Sky Group,” says Anthony Hawkins, CEO of Open Sky Group Pty Ltd. “We’ve got a fantastic, global team focused on bringing WMS, Labor and Transportation solutions to clients around the world, using the disciplined agility methodology developed by Open Sky Group.”

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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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