Food Logistics FL100+ recognizes Open Sky Group for their contributions to the digital, global food supply chain for clients such as SmithFoods

RALEIGH, N.C. (December 17, 2019) – Open Sky Group is excited to announce its inclusion in Food Logistics’ “FL100+ Top Software and Technology Providers” 2019 Listing. It’s the fifth year for Open Sky Group to be named to this listing of software and technology providers whose products and services are critical for companies in the global food and beverage supply chain. Tracking and agility are vital to the food and beverage supply chain because of the complexities related to food safety regulations, perishability, collaboration and transparency amongst partners in the supply chain.

SmithFoods, a manufacturer of dairy products under the brands of SMITH’S, Ruggles, Artisa and Ajoyo, began working with Open Sky Group on implementation of JDA Warehouse Management for multiple sites in 2019. “Our supply chain goals include upgrading older systems and standardizing processes across three facilities. Open Sky Group has a top-notch team and a reputation for helping companies standardize processes with its methodology of disciplined agility and no modifications approach to WMS implementations,“ said Scott Heldreth, VP, Supply Chain for SmithFoods. “The facilities will all be live in 2020 and we’re looking forward to the growth-fueling efficiencies and increased inventory accuracy we’ll gain.”

“A secure and accurate WMS is critical to the success of companies in the food and beverage industry. Our rapid implementation methodology gives clients like SmithFoods a faster return on investment as well as standardization of processes across multiple facilities,” said Jason Yantiss, VP, Client Services for Open Sky Group. “It’s an honor to be included for the fifth time among the industry leaders named to the FL100+.”

“Whether you’re using sensors to monitor critical temperatures for perishables or a WMS to manage inventory flows in your warehouse, software and technology are playing a vital role in the food and beverage industry,” remarks John R. Yuva, editor for Food Logistics and its sister publication, Supply & Demand Chain Executive. “The transparency and safety of the digital global food supply chain would not exist without innovations in software and technology. Our FL100+ recipients help drive supply chain compliance and regulatory changes that benefit everyone from the farmer to the food processor to the consumer.” Companies on this year’s 2019 FL100+ Top Software and Technology Providers list will be profiled in the November/December 2019 issue of Food Logistics or online.


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SmithFoods is the company that brings the popular brands to market like SMITH’S, Ruggles, Artisa and Ajoyo. An industry leader in quality and innovation, SmithFoods is dedicated to providing customers and consumers with the best products available and manufactured by facilities in Orrville, Ohio, Richmond, Indiana and Pacific, Missouri. This attention extends to food service, private label and contract packaging opportunities.


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