Open Sky Group Named to FL100+ for Fourth Time

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Open Sky Group Named to FL100+ for Fourth Time

Award based on innovative solutions, including Clemens Food Group successful JDA Warehouse Management upgrade

RALEIGH, N.C. – Open Sky Group is honored to announce its inclusion in the “FL100+ Top Software and Technology Providers” 2018 Listing. It’s the company’s fourth naming to this annual listing that serves as a resource of software and technology providers whose products and services are critical for companies in the global food and beverage supply chain. Open Sky Group is a global specialist in JDA Warehouse Management, JDA Warehouse Labor Management, and JDA Transportation Management software.

Clemens Food Group first began working with Open Sky Group on a WMS Upgrade. “Open Sky Group teams are extremely knowledgeable and dedicated to making Clemens successful,” said Stu Farber, VP of IT for Clemens Food Group. “Not only have we seen a 30 percent reduction in maintenance costs by upgrading with Open Sky Group, we’ve been empowered to handle our own future upgrades, which brings further cost savings.”

“It’s an honor to be included for the fourth time. We understand the critical nature of the protein industry and use our rapid upgrade and implementation methodology for quicker installation and a faster return on investment,” said Mike Noble, VP, Client Services for Open Sky Group. “On average, our clients who upgrade to newer versions of JDA software products are reducing their modifications by 80 – 90 percent and upgrading at 25 percent of the original implementation costs.”

“The digital supply chain continues its rapid emergence, bringing with it expanded capabilities that impact visibility, security, compliance and efficiency,” remarks Lara L. Sowinski, editorial director for Food Logistics and its sister publication, Supply & Demand Chain Executive. “Every aspect of the global food supply chain stands to benefit from new and innovative software and technology that is fundamentally changing the global food supply chain.”

Companies on this year’s “FL100+ Top Software and Technology Providers” list are profiled in the November/December 2018 issue of Food Logistics, as well as online.

ABOUT CLEMENS FOOD GROUP
Clemens Food Group is a sixth-generation, family-owned integrated pork production operation including farming, processing, transportation, and logistics. Based in Hatfield, PA, since 1895, the company’s heritage is deeply rooted in strong family values and a commitment to being responsible and contributing members of the communities where they operate, always with the highest degree of integrity and ethics. Clemens’ focus is supplying the highest quality products to partners via a responsive and sustainable system while providing advanced solutions that simplify partners’ operations.

ABOUT FOOD LOGISTICS
Food Logistics is published by AC Business Media, a business-to-business media company that provides targeted content and comprehensive, integrated advertising and promotion opportunities for some of the world’s most recognized B2B brands. Food Logistics is exclusively dedicated to covering the movement of product through the global food supply chain. Its diverse portfolio serves the construction, logistics, supply chain and other industries with print, digital and custom products, events and social media.

Contact: 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.