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Named to SupplyChainBrain’s 100 Great Supply Chain Partners

August 24, 2021

2021 Marks Ninth Consecutive Year for Open Sky Group for this Client-Nominated Industry Listing

RALEIGH, N.C. (August 24, 2021) – Open Sky Group, global specialists in Blue Yonder solutions, is honored to be listed among SupplyChainBrain’s 2021 “100 Great Supply Chain Partners” for the ninth consecutive time in the firm’s 15-year history.

SupplyChainBrain bases its list on customer-vendor nominations, relying on real-world testimonials as the true measure of whether a company is living up to its marketing claims. This year’s theme, “It Takes a Team to Win,” underscores the cooperative spirit many supply chain firms emphasized in navigating the various crises global markets experienced over the last 12 months, chiefly accentuated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to the publication, 10 characteristics typify exceptional vendors named to the list: reliability, service excellence, value, knowledge of the customer’s business, problem-solving skills, an attitude of continuous improvement, solid after-sales support, a positive “can-do” attitude, global reach and strong leadership.

“Our inclusion on this list speaks to the hard work and dedication of our team members in delivering superior customer service in the face of extremely trying times,” said Chad Kramlich, Open Sky Group CRO. “We highly prize our customer relationships at Open Sky Group, and to stand on the merits of their testimonies in this recognition is a humbling reminder that no partnership in business can ever be taken for granted.”

Open Sky Group, founded in 2006, has since expanded its solutions from WMS implementations, upgrades, and resales to include LMS/TMS and managed services support for more than 100 clients across more than 900 supply chain software engagements.

SupplyChainBrain has been publishing its list of “100 Great Supply Chain Partners” for 19 years.

Said Brad Berger, SupplyChainBrain publisher, “We ask our readers to nominate vendors and service providers whose solutions have made a significant impact on their company’s efficiency, customer service, and overall supply chain performance.”

To view the complete list of this year’s recipients, please visit SupplyChainBrain.com.

About SupplyChainBrain

SupplyChainBrain is a comprehensive supply chain management information resource and accessed year-round through a wide range of ever-evolving multi-media formats by hundreds of thousands of the world’s most influential supply chain executives. In addition to addressing the fundamental principles of supply-chain management, SupplyChainBrain identifies the latest news, 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.

About Open Sky Group

Open Sky Group, global specialists in Blue Yonder warehouse management, labor management, 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 Implementation partner and one of the first accredited for WMS, Open Sky Group is committed to client success and strives 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

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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