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Open Sky Group Earns Blue Yonder Accreditation for Transportation Management Systems



Open Sky Group Earns Blue Yonder Accreditation for Transportation Management Systems

Recognition Differentiates Open Sky Group as an Approved Resource for Quality Blue Yonder Implementations

RALEIGH, N.C. (June 15, 2023) – Open Sky Group, has officially announced its partner accreditation for Blue Yonder’s Transportation Management System (TMS) solution.

As an accredited Blue Yonder partner, Open Sky Group has demonstrated the skills and proficiencies necessary to confidently assist joint customers with even the most complex TMS projects. In addition to TMS, Open Sky Group is also an accredited Blue Yonder WMS partner.

“Our TMS accreditation with Blue Yonder is just one more step in the natural progression we’ve taken with them since becoming a partner more than 8 years ago,” said Open Sky Group CEO, Chad Kramlich.

The TMS accreditation validates Open Sky Group’s ability to meet and maintain Blue Yonder’s
standards for effective partners and equips them with the tools and training necessary to successfully implement Blue Yonder’s TMS technologies.

“Open Sky Group’s accreditations in WMS and now TMS are significant and speak to the depth and
trust of our partnership together,” said David Eirich, Director, IT Mfg. & Logistics, Sazerac Co.  “We feel certain that we are in capable hands working with Open Sky Group’s supply chain and IT experts, who understand the intricacies of technology and how to apply it in the context of our unique
business needs.”

Blue Yonder’s TMS solutions are designed to seamlessly integrate with warehouse management
solutions, carrier and supplier systems, and corporate ERP platforms, to streamline inbound and outbound shipping operations, improve cost control, and deliver consistent results.

“Customers looking for improved visibility, enhanced efficiency, and informed decision-making will
benefit from a Blue Yonder TMS deployment,” said Open Sky Group Director of Client Services, John Knauer. “Our accreditation ensures a true, fit-for-purpose installation conducted to the highest standards, for a seamless transition with minimal service disruptions.”

To learn more about Blue Yonder’s TMS solution or Open Sky Group’s implementation services, complete the form below.

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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.