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Named to Great Supply Chain Partners 2018 by SupplyChainBrain

Annual Listing Recognizes Leading Supply Chain Solution Providers Based on Customer Nominations

Open Sky Group is honored to announce its inclusion in the “Top 100 Great Supply Chain Partners 2018.” It’s the company’s sixth naming to this annual listing that is based on customer nominations and compiled and published each year by SupplyChainBrain magazine. Open Sky Group is a global specialist in JDA Warehouse Management, JDA Warehouse Labor Management, and JDA Transportation Management software.

“It’s an honor to be named for the sixth time. Our rapid implementation methodology is changing how the industry views JDA upgrades and implementations and leading to quicker installation, reduced modifications, and faster return on investment for our clients,” said Chad Kramlich, COO for Open Sky Group. “We are focused on consistently delivering exceptional results by leveraging software to the fullest extent and extending that value for clients through services like managed support and hosting. Congratulations to all who made the Top 100 Great Supply Chain Partners 2018 listing!”

Nice-Pak Products, Inc., a global manufacturer of pre-moistened wipes including brands such as Nice ′N Clean®, Grime Boss®, and Wet-Nap®, began working with Open Sky Group over a year ago on support of WMS.

“Open Sky Group teams are extremely knowledgeable, responsive and flexible,” said Visvaldis Steinbahs, Senior WMS Analyst for Nice-Pak Products. “They listen to our concerns and address root cause of issues, not just the immediate challenges. Open Sky Group is a great supply chain partner!”

“For sixteen years running, SupplyChainBrain has published our much-anticipated list of 100 Great Supply Chain Partners — a select group of companies whose customers recognize them for providing outstanding solutions and services,” said Brad Berger, publisher of SupplyChainBrain. “This year’s field of nominees was competitive and inspiring – coming from all sectors of supply chain management.”

Open Sky Group was selected for the listing out of thousands of nominations from a six-month poll in which readers were asked to nominate providers whose products, services or solutions have made a significant impact on their company’s efficiency, customer service, and overall supply chain performance. The purpose of the list is to focus on those providers who have so impressed their customers that they deserve to be held up as examples for others. The complete list can be found on supplychainbrain.com.

ABOUT NICE-PAK PRODUCTS, INC.
As part of a comprehensive solutions approach, Nice-Pak Products is a manufacturer and marketing partner for leading retailers who want to deliver superior quality applicators, formulas and packaging under their own brands and deliver the best value to their shoppers. Nice-Pak Products also offers exciting brand entries to further create and expand wet wipe categories: Nice ′N Clean®, the first complete line of sustainable personal wipes; Grime Boss®, the essential cleaning tool for quick, yet serious cleaning, inside and outside the home; Wet-Nap®, the original brand with a new look and premium cloth-like wipe.

ABOUT SUPPLYCHAINBRAIN
SupplyChainBrain, the world’s most comprehensive supply chain management information resource, is accessed year-round through a wide range of ever-evolving multi-media formats by hundreds of thousands of senior-level industry executives. In addition to addressing the fundamental principles of supply chain management, SupplyChainBrain identifies emerging trends, technologies and best practices, forward thinking ideas and cutting-edge solutions and continues to write and report about these as they evolve and mature. Its Top 100 Great Supply Chain Partners 2018 Listing was published in the magazine’s October issue.

ABOUT OPEN SKY GROUP
Open Sky Group is a global specialist offering services for WMS, Labor and TMS software upgrades and implementations. A gold implementation partner and reseller of JDA Software for Warehouse, Warehouse Labor and Transportation Management software (WMS, WLM and TMS), Open Sky Group strives every day to be the best consulting partner on the planet for supply chain solutions. Open Sky Group was named to the Top 100 Great Supply Chain Partners 2018 Listing, the sixth year for this honor.

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Open Sky Group
Darcy Reeves
VP, of Marketing
919.800.8250

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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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