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ProMat Presentation Shows How to Solve Warehouse Staffing Challenges

Attendees will learn how workforce management software can increase employee retention and combat rising competition for warehouse workers

RALEIGH, N.C. (April 2, 2019) – Open Sky Group, global specialists in WMS, Labor and TMS software implementations and upgrades, will be presenting “Workforce Management Systems: Taking the Pain out of Staffing Your DC” on Monday, April 8th at 3:00 pm and Thursday, April 11th at 11:15 am at ProMat 2019 in Chicago’s McCormick Place. With rising competition for warehouse workers from Amazon, eCommerce and other pressures, companies need to find creative ways to attract and retain the best talent. Open Sky Group will illustrate the ways in which workforce management solutions can help solve warehouse staffing challenges by improving forecasting and visibility as well as increasing retention by helping employers offer the flexibility and empowerment desired by their warehouse workforce. The presentation is free of charge to ProMat attendees.

Jeremy Hudson, presenter and Senior Supply Chain Consultant at Open Sky Group says, “We see firsthand the struggles our clients face with staffing and retaining their warehouse workforce. So many clients use a temporary workforce and very often workers will leave for as little as $1.50 or less per hour increase with a competitor down the street. How do you win that battle? Workforce management is one tool we think can give companies an edge in managing, retaining and empowering their employees.”

In addition to presenting how to solve warehouse staffing challenges, Open Sky Group will be exhibiting in Booth S3573 where attendees can stop by the booth and register for a copy of the presentation and other educational resources. Open Sky Group is also participating in Student Days which is a collaborative effort between MHI, the College Industry Council on Material Handling Education (CICMHE), Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA) and the Material Handling Education Foundation (MHEFI). Sponsors give over 200 students the opportunity to attend ProMat, gain insights about what it’s like to work in the industry and network with other young professionals.

ProMat 2019, held April 8 – 11 at Chicago’s McCormick Place, is the largest expo for manufacturing and supply chain professionals in North and South America.

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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.

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