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Named a Leader in ARC Advisory Group WMS Market Analysis



Named a Leader in ARC Advisory Group WMS Market Analysis

May 18, 2021

Open Sky Group Named a Leader by ARC Advisory Group in WMS System Integration Global Market Analysis

Report Ranked Company as the Leading System Integrator for Blue Yonder WMS Implementations

RALEIGH, N.C. (May 18, 2021) – Open Sky Group, global specialists in Blue Yonder solutions, was recently listed among industry leaders in ARC Advisory Group’s latest WMS System Integration & Consulting Services Global Market 2020-2025 Analysis Report.

The report includes market shares and a five-year forecast based on 2020 benchmarks segmenting WMS integrators and consultants by region, industry, and customer tier. Open Sky Group was ranked as the leading systems integrator for Blue Yonder warehouse management solution implementations, as well as being among the ten largest warehouse management system integrators in a very fragmented market.

“The WMS System Integration Global Market Analysis is a strategic resource with insight into markets, forecasts, growth potential, challenges, successful strategies, and profiles of leading providers,” said Steve Banker, vice president of supply chain services, ARC Advisory Group. “Open Sky Group’s client base and project work put them in line with many larger consultancies in the space.”

“The top ranking in ARC’s report is especially gratifying to us as we celebrate our 15th year serving the supply chain industry in 2021,” said Chad Kramlich, chief revenue officer for Open Sky Group. “The fact that we are able to post the continued performance we do is an added testament to the quality and dedication of our people, who go above and beyond to deliver sterling customer service.”

“Open Sky Group’s ranking validates them as a creditable long-term business partner whose current performance projects well into the future,” said Jason Rice, principal program leader, Chick-Fil-A Supply, an Open Sky Group client since 2019. “Our investment in Blue Yonder technology demands a forward-looking supplier, and Open Sky Group has definitely proven to be one of the best.”

Blue Yonder’s supply chain solutions support end-to-end visibility and orchestration of assets for superior planning, execution, and omnichannel commerce in a variety of industries.

Steve Banker, vice president of supply chain services for ARC Advisory Group, “Blue Yonder is one of the leaders in providing warehouse management solutions. It often makes more sense for a company to select the WMS – Blue Yonder, for example – and only then look to select an integrator to implement the solution, a consultant with special expertise in implementing that supplier’s WMS solution.”

“We are proud to count Open Sky Group as our largest North America regional reseller in the WMS space and one of our largest implementation partners,” said Umar Ausaf, general manager, North America Partner Success, Blue Yonder. “Their dedication to the customer experience adds tremendous value for our joint customers.”

ARC Advisory Group is a leading technology research and advisory firm for industry, infrastructure, and cities. They offer advisory services, technology evaluation, and selection services, research reports, and analyst consultation to a global client base including many Fortune 1000 companies. Their offices are located in the US, Germany, Belgium, Japan, India, China, Singapore, and Brazil.

Open Sky Group, global specialists in Blue Yonder warehouse, labor, and transportation management solutions, helps lower costs and risks for clients with its proprietary methodology and no-modifications approach to upgrades and implementations. As the largest, dedicated Blue Yonder WMS reseller and Implementation partner and one of the first accredited for WMS, Open Sky Group is committed to client success, striving every day to be the best consulting partner on the planet for supply chain solutions.

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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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