Open Sky Group Clients Share WMS Upgrade Success Secrets


Clemens Food Group, Matson Logistics and Toyota Tsusho America part of panel to share tips for rapid implementation, fewer modifications and lower maintenance costs at JDA FOCUS 2018

RALEIGH, N.C. (May 1, 2018) – Open Sky Group, a global specialist in JDA Software solutions, announced its clients Clemens Food Group, Matson Logistics, and Toyota Tsusho America will present the elements of success for JDA Warehouse Management software upgrades. All three companies have upgraded their JDA Warehouse Management software within the past year with Open Sky Group and will be sharing their experience during JDA’s annual customer conference, JDA FOCUS 2018, in Orlando, May 6 – 9. The upgrade projects feature Open Sky Group’s rapid implementation methodology for quicker installation, reduced modifications, and faster return on investment.

“Clemens Food Group has seen a 30 percent reduction in maintenance costs alone by upgrading our JDA Warehouse Management software with Open Sky Group,” says Stu Farber, VP of IT for Clemens Food Group. “Their dedication and coaching is empowering us to handle our own future upgrades and that brings even further cost-savings to our company.”

Open Sky Group’s disciplined agility approach to software implementations ensures a better fit, fewer modifications, smoother implementations, and a faster ROI. “On average, our clients who are upgrading to newer versions of JDA software are reducing their modifications by 80 – 90 percent and upgrading at 25 percent of the original implementation costs,” said Open Sky Group’s Chad Kramlich. “Not only are we thrilled to help clients achieve these results, but we’re also honored that three of them will share their success stories at the JDA customer conference.”

Open Sky Group’s Curt Sardeson and Chad Kramlich will join Stu Farber from Clemens Food Group, Siva Raja from Matson Logistics, and Janet Bays from Toyota Tsusho America on Monday, May 7th from 1:30 – 2:30 pm EST. The panel will be moderated by JDA Software’s Steve Simmerman. Panelists will also discuss process improvement, training and integrations to ERP, JDA Parcel Handler, and other software systems.

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Clemens Food Group is a sixth-generation, family-owned integrated pork production operation including farming, processing, transportation, and logistics. Based in Hatfield, PA, since 1895, the company’s heritage is deeply rooted in strong family values and a commitment to being responsible and contributing members of the communities where they operate, always with the highest degree of integrity and ethics. Clemens focus is supplying the highest quality products to partners via a responsive and sustainable system while providing advanced solutions that simplify partners’ operations.

A subsidiary of Matson, Inc., Matson Logistics helps companies source, store, and deliver their products faster, better, at lower cost, and more reliably. Services and technology are customized to drive efficiencies in—and costs out—of supply chains for retailers, manufacturers, and distributors. Integrated services include rail intermodal, highway transportation, warehousing, less-than-container load freight consolidation, and forwarding to Alaska.

Toyota Tsusho America, Inc. (TAI) is a multi-market, multi-business enterprise which has been operating in North America for over 50 years. Based on both the heritage and the vision of its parent company, Toyota Tsusho Corporation, the trading affiliate of the Toyota Group companies, TAI has greatly enlarged upon their traditional trading business model by developing new manufacturing, intermediate goods processing and logistics activities in United States, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean.

Open Sky Group is a global specialist offering services for WMS, Labour and TMS software upgrades and implementations. Open Sky Group strives every day to be the best consulting partner on the planet for supply chain solutions.