Open Sky Group Launches 18 WMS and Labor Software Go-Lives in 15 weeks

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Open Sky Group attributes its ability to launch 18 client warehouse and labor management software go-lives in 15 weeks to its methodology of disciplined agility and no modifications approach. The go-lives were of a typical time frame (4 - 6 months) and illustrate how Open Sky Group's process leads to minimal go-live issues.

Open Sky Group and TVS team members

TVS and Open Sky Group team members

"We needed a strong partner and chose Open Sky Group because of their agility, expertise and deep experience implementing and integrating JDA Warehouse Management using their strong methodology and no modifications approach that protects our future upgrade path..."Daniel White, Director of IT, TVS

Open Sky Group is proud to announce that it has deployed eighteen go-lives of JDA Warehouse Management and JDA Warehouse Labor Management across fifteen weeks for its clients. This record number is a testament to Open Sky Group’s ability to bring a distribution center live with minimal issues. The go-lives were conducted in the typical time frame for an Open Sky Group implementation (three to five months) using Open Sky Group’s methodology of disciplined agility and no-modifications approach that shortens implementation timelines, decreases costs and speeds time to value for clients. The go-lives span multiple industries including automotive, food and beverage, grocery, third party logistics, retail and consumer goods and the client companies range in size from small to medium-sized, privately-held companies to multi-national, billion-dollar companies.

TVS Supply Chain Solutions North America (TVS), a leading third-party logistics provider and an Open Sky Group client since 2018, was one of the 18 go-lives completed in 15 weeks. Daniel White, Director of IT for TVS, says, “We’ve got six facilities across the US and we’re about mid-way through our WMS implementation project. We needed a strong partner and chose Open Sky Group because of their agility, expertise and deep experience implementing and integrating JDA Warehouse Management using their strong methodology and no modifications approach that protects our future upgrade path. We chose JDA Warehouse Management because we wanted the capabilities and the benefits of a forward-thinking company behind the platform.”

“While the go-lives were of the typical time frame for us, it’s an incredible illustration of how our process leads to minimal go-live issues. We place a strong emphasis on testing and conducting mock-go-lives, two crucial pieces that ensure smoother deployments. If we had any projects in trouble, it could have demanded we add more resources to resolve issues – and we wouldn’t have been able to deploy so many in fifteen weeks,” says Chad Kramlich, CRO of Open Sky Group. “We’ve developed and refined this agile implementation approach through over 700 successful implementations. These are the kinds of statistics that we achieve with our strong, experienced teams and clients that are committed to project success.”

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ABOUT TVS SUPPLY CHAIN SOLUTIONS NORTH AMERICA
TVS Supply Chain Solutions North America provides pivotal solutions that defy the traditional approach to supply chain. From contract logistics to last mile to transportation services, TVS delivers innovative solutions that are scalable for the complexities of tomorrow.

ABOUT OPEN SKY GROUP
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 the JDA supply chain platform 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, Marketing
Open Sky Group
919.800.8250

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