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Open Sky Group Recognized in Gartner Guide as Specialty Consulting Firm



Open Sky Group Recognized in Gartner Guide as Specialty Consulting Firm

Acknowledgment as specialty consulting firm adds to a growing and impressive list of supply chain recognition and awards for Open Sky Group

Open Sky Group, a global specialist for implementing JDA Software solutions, announces today that the research and advisory team at Gartner, Inc. has recognized and included Open Sky Group as a supply chain execution – specialty consulting firm in Gartner’s May 2018 Warehousing & Fulfillment Vendor Guide. Gartner developed the guide to help supply chain and IT leaders use the research to help develop a comprehensive logistics technology portfolio strategy.

In addition to this most recent acknowledgment by Gartner, Open Sky Group has been recognized with a number of awards for its superior service offerings and partner relationships including JDA Software Top WMS Reseller, North America two years in a row, JDA Real Results Best Partner Project in 2017,’s Top 100 Supply Chain Partners for 5 years and Supply & Demand Chain Executives Top 100 Supply Chain Projects for two years. The company has also been named to the Inc. 5000 twice.

“It’s exciting to be recognized by Gartner as a supply chain execution – specialty consulting firm and add that to our growing list of accomplishments,” says Curt Sardeson, CEO of Open Sky Group. “Our rapid implementation methodology of disciplined agility means quicker installation, reduced modifications and faster return on investment for WMS and Labor upgrades and implementations. We help clients take full advantage of the new functionality, enhanced configurability, web-based interface and real-time dashboards available in the newest software versions.”

“In addition to changing the paradigm for how supply chain software is implemented, we are also innovating through our approach of empowering clients to conduct future upgrades themselves. We’ve made these innovations because we thoroughly understand the imperative to reduce IT operating and support spend for companies. Notably, Open Sky Group’s clients are seeing an average of 30% maintenance cost savings when they upgrade to the newest versions of JDA Warehouse Management and JDA Warehouse Labor Management solutions,” says Chad Kramlich, COO of Open Sky Group.

Additional Resources:
Read about Open Sky Group’s upgrade project with Makita® USA
Discover more about Open Sky Group’s 44 full WMS and Labor implementations in 2017
Learn more about the benefits of using a systems integrator that is also an early adopter of the newest software versions


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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 Management (WMS), Warehouse Labor Management (WLM), and Transportation Management (TMS) software, Open Sky Group strives every day to be the best consulting partner on the planet for supply chain solutions.

Darcy Reeves
VP of Marketing
Open Sky Group

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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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