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By Darcy Reeves, September 28, 2021



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Open Sky Group Reports 192% Growth

By Darcy Reeves, September 28, 2021


New Business, New Strengths Net New Rank on Inc. 5000 List

Inc 5000

RALEIGH, N.C. (September 28, 2021) – Open Sky Group, global specialists in Blue Yonder solutions, following aggressive planning and strategy execution, reports 192% growth over the last three years. This beat the Inc. 5000 median growth rate of 167 percent and led Open Sky Group to claim its all-time high ranking of 2225 on the prestigious Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in America.

Said Chad Kramlich, Open Sky Group Chief Revenue Officer, “Our focus on developing more and deeper capabilities in transportation management, resulting in our having the largest TMS practice in the Blue Yonder partner ecosphere, as well as expanding into Advisory Services to better address operational needs with our clients, has positioned us well for continued growth. Being in the top 45% of the Inc. 5000 is extra validation that we’re heading in the right direction.”

As Blue Yonder’s largest, dedicated WMS and TMS reseller in North America, Open Sky Group has completed more than 950 supply chain software projects since 2006. In 2020 alone, the firm added 20 new employees and completed 33 go-lives, across WMS, LMS, and TMS as well as their own Enhanced Client Billing solution for 14 separate clients.

“We couldn’t ask for a more competent and reliable channel partner,” said Umar Ausaf, general manager, North America Partner Success, Blue Yonder. “They continue to invest in their people and capabilities, and the comments we get from clients validate their standing as a top regional reseller and implementation partner.”

Open Sky Group serves clients in a wide range of industries, including e-commerce, life sciences, manufacturing, foods, third-party logistics, grocery, healthcare, and consumer packaged goods.

To qualify for the 2020 Inc. 5000 list, companies must have generated at least $100,000 in revenue in 2017, at least $2M in revenue in 2020, be privately held, for-profit, based in the US, and not operating as a subsidiary or division of another company.

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About Open Sky Group

Open Sky Group, global specialists in Blue Yonder warehouse management, labor management, and transportation management solutions, helps clients to lower costs and risks 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


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.