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SupplyChainBrain Names Open Sky Group Among 100 Great Supply Chain Partners for 11th Time

Nominations from Clients Drive Selection Process, Attesting to High Satisfaction Performance by Contracted Suppliers

RALEIGH, N.C. (August 14, 2023) – Open Sky Group, global specialists in supply chain implementation solutions, just claimed their eleventh appearance on SupplyChainBrain’s annual list of 100 Great Supply Chain Partners, started by the publication in 2002. All honorees must be nominated by clients to demonstrate “technology, logistics, transportation, or consulting solutions” that have had a significant impact on their supply chain efficiency in recent years. Open Sky Group was founded in 2006.

“We are especially humbled and grateful to be included on this year’s list, as it validates our focus on serving our clients well and speaks to the level of their satisfaction in our work,” said Chad Kramlich, Open Sky Group CEO.

Client testimonials must expound on one or more of 10 characteristics of business performance, including “reliability, service excellence, value, knowledge of the customer’s business, problem-solving skills, an attitude of continuous improvement, solid after-sales support, a positive ‘can-do’ attitude, global reach, and strong leadership.”

As a technology partner, Open Sky Group offers award-winning implementation services, managed services, and advisory consulting services that help global supply chain companies make the most of their warehouse management, transportation management, and labor management system investments.

“We have worked with Open Sky Group since late 2021 and have found their dedication to responsive service and willingness to share best practices and knowledge unmatched among industry peers,” said Valerie Wilde, Cornerstone Building Brands – Program Manager. “They have certainly been a contributing factor in our success over the years.”

Open Sky Group’s unique, “no-modifications” approach to software implementations, paired with its agile methodology, helps clients accelerate their return on investment and prolong system life. Company consultants average more than 20 years in the business. Over the last two years, Open Sky Group has performed more than 100 successful system go-lives.

“For twenty-one years and running, SupplyChainBrain has published our much-anticipated list of 100 Great Supply Chain Partners — a select group of companies whose customers recognize them for providing outstanding solutions and services,” said SupplyChainBrain Publisher, Brad Berger. “It’s inspiring to hear how many companies are so deeply appreciative of their suppliers’ services and solutions.”

To review this year’s list of 100 Great Supply Chain Partners, visit SupplyChainBrain online.

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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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