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Blue Yonder NA Channel Partner of the Year 2019



Blue Yonder NA Channel Partner of the Year 2019

Open Sky Group Named 2019 North America Channel Partner of the Year by Blue Yonder

Blue Yonder’s North American Warehouse Management Implementation Partner, Open Sky Group, wins the award for the fourth time

Open Sky Group is proud to announce its award as the 2019 North America Channel Partner of the Year by Blue Yonder, Inc. (formerly JDA Software, Inc.) for the fourth time. The award was based on Open Sky Group’s performance in 2019 as a re-selling and co-selling Blue Yonder North American partner for Blue Yonder’s Warehouse Management, Labor Management, Workforce Management, Transportation Management, and Luminate Warehouse Tasking products. Open Sky Group is also a gold implementation partner in the Blue Yonder Partner Advantage program.

Open Sky Group is widely recognized in the industry for its agile implementation methodology, which enables quicker software implementations with no modifications, a better functional fit, and smoother go-lives – all leading to a faster return on investment. Based on this agile methodology, Open Sky Group sets a brisk pace for successful software implementations. Continuing that go-live pace of WMS and Labor software implementations and upgrades from 2019 into 2020, the company is on target for 19 go-lives in 18 weeks across the first and second quarters of this year. Projects currently underway include Transportation Management (SaaS) implementation and multiple implementations and upgrades of Warehouse and Labor Management for companies in industries, including apparel, automotive, consumer goods, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, third party logistics, and more.

“In the past three years, we’ve added almost 40 new clients, 50 new employees, and a lot of supply chain experience to our teams. We’re maintaining the momentum of projects and go-lives from 2019 and the numbers continue to illustrate how our process and approach leads to minimal go-live issues. We couldn’t be prouder of earning Blue Yonder’s 2019 North America Channel Partner of the Year,” says Chad Kramlich, CRO of Open Sky Group.

“Open Sky Group has been a leader within the broader partner ecosystem. They constantly strive to help their clients fulfill more intelligently, grow revenue and profits, and deliver superior customer experiences,” says Steve Simmerman, Senior Director, Partner Success, at Blue Yonder.

Open Sky Group is a proud sponsor of Blue Yonder’s Digital Academy, Blue Yonder ICON, and Blue Yonder DEVCON.

You can also find Open Sky Group this week at Modex 2020 in Atlanta, GA, March 9 – 12 in Booth #S7370 and presenting on “Critical Elements of WMS and Labor Implementations.”

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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


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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