OSG Clients Receive Industry Awards for Outstanding Results with Warehouse Management Implementations


RALEIGH, N.C. (October 17, 2017) – Open Sky Group (Open Sky) is proud to announce an award-winning 2017 for two clients. Both were recognized for outstanding results achieved after implementing the newest versions of JDA Warehouse Management software.

First was a prestigious JDA Real Results Award for Norwex, a provider of chemical-free home care products. Open Sky Group and Norwex worked together on achieving real results for Norwex using JDA’s warehouse and warehouse labor management solutions. The implementation of JDA Warehouse Management two months ahead of schedule reaped impressive results, including a 30 percent reduction in labor requirements in the first 60 days, 40 percent gain in throughput, reduction in the number of lifts needed per shift and a 15 percent reduction in overall inventory footprint.

Supply & Demand Chain Executive awarded Clemens Food Group as one of their “Top 100 Supply Chain Projects” of 2017. Open Sky Group and Clemens worked together on an upgrade to the newest version of JDA Warehouse Management. Clemens, a leading pork producer under the Hatfield brand, handles over a million unique case IDs daily inside their complex, high-volume, FDA regulated operation. The warehouse management system (WMS) was deployed in under six months with a second, highly-automated greenfield site in Coldwater, MI that went online in September. In addition, Clemens was a finalist for the JDA Real Results Award.

“We’re proud that the work we’ve done with Clemens and Norwex involving the rapid implementation of JDA Warehouse Management has brought great gains to both companies and now industry recognition of those results,” says Darcy Reeves, vice president of marketing for Open Sky Group. “We’re continuing to focus on shortening the time to value for our clients; under six months for every implementation.”

“Congratulations to Norwex and Clemens – two customers that are elevating the end-customer experience while driving real results that impact their bottom lines with impressive results,” said Greg O’Sullivan, global partner alliances & channels, sales, JDA.

“Our goal with 2017’s Top 100 is to shine the spotlight on successful and innovative transformation projects that deliver bottom-line value to small, medium and large enterprises across the supply chain,” says Ronnie Garrett, editor of Supply & Demand Chain Executive. “…we congratulate all of our winners for a job well done!”

About Open Sky Group Award-Winning Clients

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 provides service and brand solutions that help their customers profitably manage and grow their business.

Norwex is a provider of chemical-free home care products. Their mission is to provide safe, effective and sustainable products to improve quality of life by radically reducing chemicals in homes. Norwex uses a home sales model with local consultants demonstrating and selling product in over thirteen countries