Liberty Cold Chooses Open Sky Group for JDA WMS Install

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Raleigh, NC – Open Sky Group (Open Sky), a consulting company specializing in implementation of Warehouse Management System (WMS) software, and Liberty Cold, a brand new 3rd Party Public Refrigerated Warehouse, announce a successful JDA WMS implementation.

Liberty Cold, located in Bolingbrook, IL, is a new division of West Liberty Foods, LLC. This refrigerated warehouse and distribution center consists of 20,000 pallet positions of multi-temperature space, designed with food safety and food security in mind. The facility officially opened on February 1, 2016. The software project was under very tight timelines, beginning in late 2015 and going live in late January of 2016.

Tim Cox, Vice President of Liberty Cold, said, “Our goal is to leverage technology in our systems and buildings to bring value to clients and help identify opportunities in their supply chains. This has been my passion since I began in the industry over 15 years ago. I chose Open Sky Group for our JDA WMS implementation because of their implementation and integration expertise, their flexibility, and the strength of the JDA software products. We’re focused on bringing flexibility to our clients and proactively addressing the variability in their demand. Open Sky Group and JDA have helped us achieve that goal.”

“We love working with growing companies like Liberty Cold and helping them to achieve their vision. This JDA WMS implementation was perfect for a tight timeline because it was a greenfield site; everything is new, no data to carry forward, etc.,” says Jason Yantiss, VP of Client Services at Open Sky Group. “We’re looking forward to continuing to partner with Liberty Cold as they grow and expand.

“We are excited to have an alliance company like Open Sky Group representing JDA in the market and working with great companies like Liberty Cold to deploy their WMS solutions,” said Thad Zylka, regional vice president, JDA Software. “Open Sky Group brings a wealth of knowledge and a broad skillset to the JDA ecosystem and we are delighted to partner with them to provide JDA’s leading software solutions to our joint customers.”

Liberty Cold has approximately 175,000 square feet of refrigerated warehouse space. Liberty’s core values are to deliver exceptional customer service, create value for customers, and building lasting friendships in food distribution. The Leadership Team understands the sense of urgency in this industry to deliver a flexible warehouse that respects the increasing demands on food distribution while striving to create transportation efficiencies with their clients. Liberty Cold is a team of passionate industry experts. Learn more about Liberty Cold.

At JDA, we’re fearless leaders. We’re the leading provider of end-to-end, integrated retail and supply chain planning and execution solutions for more than 4,000 customers worldwide. Our unique solutions empower our clients to achieve more by optimizing costs, increasing revenue, and reducing time to value so they can always deliver on their customer promises. Using JDA, you can plan to deliver.