COTTON TRADERS SELECTS CATALYST INTERNATIONAL TO DELIVER SAPCONSOLE RF SOLUTION

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Catalyst International has announced that it has been selected by Cotton Traders, one of the UKs fastest growing leisurewear retailers, to deliver a wireless Radio Frequency (RF) solution based on SAPConsole and Catalysts project accelerators. Catalyst International provides a unique range of pre-developed project accelerators that enable fast implementation and delivers the most powerful and flexible RF transaction available to SAPConsole customers.

Cotton Traders was formed in 1987 by former England rugby captains, Fran Cotton and Steve Smith. Today, the business has grown to achieve a turnover in excess of 50 million a year, with over 600 employees across the UK and many more employed worldwide by its suppliers. Cotton Traders Mail Order business now has over 1,600,000 customers on its database, and produces 27 different editions of its catalogue each year, resulting in the dispatch of over 100,000 parcels a month.

According to John Day, Cotton Traders IT Manager, We needed to add RF capabilities to our existing warehouse operations in order to increase the efficiency, productivity and visibility of our supply chain. We identified Catalyst International as the only organisation with the right solution, expertise and experience to meet our business requirements in an integrated and seamless manner.

Enrico Cabrini (left), Catalyst Internationals SAP Solution Manager for EMEA commented, Catalyst International has been deploying RF solutions designed to improve warehouse performance in fast operational environments. Customers benefit from an increase in stock accuracy, parcel tracking, reduced putaway time and maintain a standard SAP logistics execution solution.

The implementation will see Cotton Traders Sport and Wholesale division live by end of September 2005; its Retail division live by end of 2005 and its Mail Order business live by March 2006.

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