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Open Sky Group Named to New Blue Yonder Partner Program, PartnerFirst



Open Sky Group Named to New Blue Yonder Partner Program, PartnerFirst

May 27, 2022

Blue Yonder Unveils Open Sky Group as Member of Newly Launched Partner Program, PartnerFirst

On May 26th, 2022, Blue Yonder announced the launch of its latest partner program, PartnerFirst.  Aimed to further align partners with its SaaS growth strategy, Open Sky Group joins the list of included partners.  Newly effective in FY2023, PartnerFirst will help standardize and simplify how Blue Yonder works with its partners to make it easier to scale business with their company.  Organizing partner program benefits by tracks, Open Sky Group will continue to help customers to grow operations alongside Blue Yonder while driving stronger business outcomes.  Blue Yonder also announced members of its newly formed 2022 Partner Advisory Board, which will include Open Sky Group CRO, Chad Kramlich.

” As Blue Yonder moves further towards its goal of delivering the Autonomous Supply Chain™ to the Edge, we felt it was important to reimagine our partner program to better reflect how our key partnerships are critical to achieving this goal. PartnerFirst highlights the importance of partners in our growth trajectory and how they not only fit, but help accelerate our strategy and platform capabilities,” said Carl DCosta, global senior vice president and general manager, Partner Success, Blue Yonder. “Our newly formed Partner Advisory Board will ensure that the voice of our partners is reflected in both our go-to-market plans and future innovations. We are excited to be working with this prestigious and insightful group of partners as we lead the future of supply chain. ”

For the full news release and list of all announced partnering companies, visit the Blue Yonder Media Center.

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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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