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Keys to Smooth Integration with WMS Implementations



Keys to Smooth Integration with WMS Implementations

Open Sky Group and Client TVS Supply Chain Solutions North America will co-present on a panel to share tools, approaches and lessons learned at JDA ICON 2019

Open Sky Group, global specialists in JDA Software solutions, announces that its client, TVS Supply Chain Solutions North America (TVS), will present the keys to smooth integration with WMS implementations. TVS, a leading third-party logistics provider, is currently partnering with Open Sky Group to implement JDA Warehouse Management and JDA Warehouse Labor Management and will be sharing their integration experience during JDA’s annual customer conference, JDA ICON 2019, in Dallas, May 7 – 10. The project uses Open Sky Group’s proprietary implementation methodology which contains stock integration channels and follows best practices resulting in smoother systems integration.

“Integration is the one thing we talk about more than anything else in our IT department; integrations to our own internal systems and externally to clients. One aspect of the JDA systems that we really like, and that Open Sky Group was able to demonstrate through the Proof of Concept (POC) is the configurability of the JDA solution,” says Dan White, Director of IT for TVS Supply Chain Solutions North America. “Everything looks great in PowerPoint but at the end of the day, the POC proved that Open Sky Group can really deliver smooth integrations for JDA Warehouse Management. They understand the software and have the experience and expertise we were looking for to get a system that works for us, instead of making us work for our system.”

“We know that many companies have experienced challenges when it comes to integration during a WMS project. While there are a lot of contributing factors as to whether it goes smoothly or not, we find it generally boils down to communication and approach,” said Chad Kramlich, Chief Revenue Officer, Open Sky Group. “The TVS and Open Sky Group teams work very closely together and are sticking to best practices for the integrations. We’re honored that TVS will share their story with us at the JDA customer conference.”

Open Sky Group’s Chad Kramlich will join Dan White and Darren Baker from TVS Supply Chain Solutions North America on Thursday, May 9th from 3:15 – 4:00 pm CDT. The panel will be moderated by JDA’s Steve Simmerman. Panelists will also discuss the WMS selection process and share decision-making tools and keys to successfully integrating systems.

Additional Resources:
Discover other client stories being shared at JDA ICON 2019
Understand some of the Myths of Buying a WMS
Learn the Keys to Success in WMS Systems Integration

TVS Supply Chain Solutions North America is a global leader in contract logistics solutions, providing manufacturing support, warehousing and distribution, part management solutions, transportation, and integrated services. The TVS team of engineers specialize in systems integration, controls, manufacturing, and quality. Simply put, we design and implement custom-tailored solutions to suit the needs of our customers. Committed to innovation and problem solving, the North American TVS team operates in 2 million+ sq. ft. of warehouse space throughout six states and Mexico. Leveraging proprietary optimization strategies and customized technology solutions, TVS helps customers reduce their operating costs, improve business performance, and continuously grow.

Open Sky Group, global specialists in WMS, Labor and TMS software upgrades and implementations, helps clients lower costs and risks and reduces time to implement with its proprietary methodology and no-modifications approach. A gold implementation partner and reseller of JDA Warehouse, Workforce, Warehouse Labor and Transportation Management software, Open Sky Group strives every day to be the best consulting partner on the planet for supply chain solutions.

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Jeremy Hudson

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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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